Choosing a venue for wedding can be a challenge. Many prefer to get married close to home while others want a destination wedding. A lot of factors can affect your decision of where to get married. In this article, we will discuss some tips that can help you arrange the perfect venue for the wedding.
1. Select the Right Date
The first order of business is to decide on a wedding date. Discuss with your partner and family about which dates would work best for you. In some cultures, it is considered inauspicious to get married during a certain period. Avoid planning the wedding on such dates.
You can also finalize a wedding date depending on the venue of your choice. If you have your heart set on a wedding venue, see when it is available. You can either see their online calendars to check availability or email them about the same.
2. Choose a Convenient Wedding Location
Make sure the wedding venue is conveniently located. If it is inaccessible, the guests may think twice about attending the wedding. Choose a location that can be easily located on online maps. The venue should also have accommodation where guests coming from different cities can stay. You can also book the accommodation to carry out your wedding preparations.
Choose a wedding venue that aligns with your vision. Keep your budget in mind at all time. It is a special occasion – making the right decisions about the venue will make it a memorable day.
3. Know Your Guest List
Pick a venue that can easily accommodate your guests. Too small a place and it will be cramped; too big a place will not only be expensive but it will feel like a lot of guests didn’t make it for the wedding. You must have a rough estimate of the number of guests you may expect on the big day. Book a small place if the guest list is small and vice versa.
4. Compare Rates of Venues
Do not make the mistake of looking at just one or two venues and deciding which one to go for. Do your research and list down potential venues you can consider. Talk to a wedding planner if you have one.
Take a look at different facilities offered by different venues. More importantly, compare their rates. This will help you stick to your budget. If you are planning to incorporate wedding entertainment ideas like having a DJ, check if the venue has an in-house service of the same.
5. Finalize a Wedding Theme
Do you want a formal, informal, traditional or modern wedding? Deciding the wedding venue theme can help you finalize the venue. Based on your preferences, you can either choose to have the wedding at a banquet hall, hotel, country houses or farmhouses.
If you want something on a grander scale, consider hosting the wedding in a castle, palace or large grounds. You can also choose venues such as vineyards, barns or beaches if you want a unique wedding venue.
Rishi Kamra works with Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. He has over a decade of experience in the hospitality and event management industry which allows him to create value-driven content for his readers. Travelling and photography are his two passions and in his free time, he enjoys working with the youth of his city by volunteering his time and mentoring young adults.