Deciding on Where to Hold your Wedding Ceremony
The wedding venue is one of the most important considerations for a couple.
The season of the wedding also needs to be decided. There are winter weddings, for example. The venue management will then notify them of space availability. The season also affects the choice of venue. You also need to do this early, since the popular venues tend to get overbooked fast.
Prepare your budget well. There are different rates for each venue. You need to focus on those you can afford. You will also save yourself too much unnecessary work. You need to make a note of all the costs of a venue, to help n planning.
You need to know how many people shall come for the event. This will also determine where you can hold it. You need to ensure there is adequate space for everyone. All your guess showing up should not be a problem.
Decide also whether you will hold both the ceremony and reception at the venue. If the weather changes, you will need to have another plan in place. This affects outdoor events. There are also those that allow for both parts of the wedding at the same rates. If not, look for a closer place nearby.
You need to prepare your visit to the venue well. You need to have your needs aligned clearly, so that you can focus on where they shall be fulfilled. There has to be a clear understanding of the sources of elements such as full service, support staff, vendors, discounts, allowances for outside catering or onsite catering services. It can be overwhelming, which risks you not covering all your bases. You need to then have a written contract presented, which shows all the things you have agreed upon, where you shall sign, and a copy you shall keep.
If you have people coming from afar, you need to know where they shall be staying. Ask if the venue has such provisions, and their rates too. if they don’t, you have to find a place.