One of the most important decisions you’ll be making with regards to your wedding is where it’s going to take place. Many of the other details will depend on your choice, so it’s vital you get it right. There are many aspects of your wedding that are optional, but the one thing you can’t do without is the venue. If you haven’t got one where is the ceremony going to take place? Finding the perfect venue isn’t easy, however. There are a few tips you can follow that will ensure you find the dream location for your special day.
How Many Guests Are You Inviting?
The number of guests you’re planning to invite is going to have a big impact on the type of venue you choose. If you find what you think is the perfect venue and then you have to pare down your guest list to suit it, you might find yourself in a tough situation. Talk to both sets of parents so you’re clear who you need to invite and make sure nobody gets left out. If you decide you want a destination wedding, you’ll need to keep your list quite small or tell the guests in advance so that they can save.
What is Your Budget?
The cost of a wedding can very quickly spiral out of control if you don’t have a budget and stick with it. You might be able to find a venue that offers an all-inclusive wedding package which makes it much easier. This is something that many destination wedding resorts now offer. When you’re thinking about your budget break it down into categories if you’ve not opted for an all-inclusive package. A wedding planner may well be able to find the information you need.
The Date of the Wedding Makes a Big Difference
You might want to get married on a certain date because it’s the anniversary of when you first met. If you’re able to be flexible, on the other hand, you might be able to secure the venue of your dreams at a much lower rate. The time of the year and the day of the week can help you negotiate a good deal with your chosen vendor.
Visit the Venue and Experience it First-Hand
This is much easier if you’ve decided to exchange your vows locally. It is, however, still possible if you’ve decided on a destination wedding in Jamaica, for example. With many Jamaica wedding packages available to you, nowadays you can get married anywhere.
It’s always best to visit any potential venues and get a feel for the place before you make your final booking, though. It’s much easier to assess its suitability and picture what it will look like with all your wedding decorations and guests in place. Many resorts now offer special deals for parents and wedding couples, so they can visit for a few days and take a look at what’s on offer. You might even get to see a wedding taking place and appreciate what’s included in the package.
One last aspect to take into consideration is how easy it will be for your guests to get to the wedding. It might also pay to have a contingency plan for an outside wedding. Even in countries that promise endless days of sunshine, there’s still the possibility of a downpour.
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