Rule 1: You need somewhere to fit your cake!
The wedding day is a special time in every person’s life, and that goes beyond the bride and groom. It can also be a day to remember for the family members and friends, those special people who turn up to celebrate the day alongside the happy couple. This is why choosing the right wedding venue is so important. After all, you need somewhere for everybody to congregate and have fun after the wedding formalities have been completed. But where to start? Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect wedding venue.
1. Size matters
This is where you need to look at your guest list. It’s no good hiring a small barn if you are inviting the world and it’s aunt (slight exaggeration). Similarly, you shouldn’t go all out and hire a king-size venue if you are inviting a small gathering. The venue will only seem underpopulated. So, tally up your guest list. If you only have the budget for a smaller venue, whittle down the list. If you have the money to spare, bulk up your guest list to fill up that luxury venue you have set your eyes on. Size matters, so know how many guests you intend to invite before you book anywhere.
2. The importance of location
While the venue is important, the locale may also play a part in your wedding dream. You might want a country wedding, for example, with scenic beauty to complement your day. But wherever you choose, the venue needs to be easily accessible to all your wedding guests, and preferably somewhere near the wedding ceremony. It would be terrible if they all got lost en route to the reception after you have tied the knot. Directions are a must! You might also have dreams of a wedding abroad, but you will be limiting the people you can invite - not everybody has the budget to hop on a plane unless you are prepared to add flight arrangements to your wedding budget. So, consider the location carefully. How close is it to the wedding? Does it match your vision? And will your guests be able to get there easily? All good questions you need to find the answers for.
3. Consider your theme
You can hold the wedding reception virtually anywhere, provided you adhere to the points we made above. No matter what your vision of a perfect wedding is, you should be able to find the perfect venue to match. Looking for something modern? Consider an art gallery. Want something rustic? Perhaps a barn or a ranch. Want to fulfil your Cinderella dream of luxury and a ballroom? The Casa Loma wedding venues are perfect. Considering a pirate theme (or at least something nautical), then hiring a boat at the side of a lake may be just the thing. Extend your imagination into what your ideal wedding looks like, and choose a venue to reflect your vision.
Size; location, and theme - the three ingredients to a perfect wedding venue. When considering each aspect, remember to budget too. There may be some areas where you need to compromise, although a wedding planner may be able to match your dream to your finances should you hire their services. Whatever you choose, stay true to yourself. While money issues will come into play, try and find somewhere that is reflective of you and the love you share with your partner. This will make it a day to remember, for everybody.
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