Planning your wedding

Planning your weddingPlanning your wedding

One of the most important parts of wedding planning, is where to have the wedding. Choosing the venue is sometimes one of the most difficult tasks a couple must do. If a couple is using a wedding planner, the planner may have several venues in mind to suit a variety of different needs and styles. There are several things that need to be considered before deciding on a wedding venue.
One of the most important factors in choosing a wedding venue is money. A budget should be allotted before wedding planning even begins. This can help narrow down available venues.

The size of the wedding is another way to help thin down the venue options. Some venues may only be able to host small intimate weddings. On the other hand, you do not want to waste money on venues that are much larger than what you actually need.

Availability of a particular venue will help narrow the decision. If you have a flexible wedding date then you can work around a venue’s schedule. Some venues are booked out for a year or more. If you want a particular wedding venue, it is a good idea to reserve it as soon as possible.

Location is yet another consideration. If you expect guests to travel to the wedding, it is important to make sure there is accommodations available for them. This includes transportation from the airport to the venue. Venues that are in rural areas may offer shuttle services for guests and members of the wedding party. Planning a wedding in a place other than where the couple lives, takes a great deal of communication with the venue management.

A couple that wants a specific religious wedding ceremony may be limited to certain venues. Ask the venue management about what type of ceremonies are allowed within the venue. Churches may only allow their particular faith to be used during a ceremony.

If the couple is planning an outdoor ceremony, it is important to make sure the venue has options available for bad weather. Tents and covered areas should be discussed with the venue management. It is always best to plan ahead for any of mother nature’s surprises.