Tips for Picking the Best Venue for Your Wedding

GetMarried Wedding PlanningYou may still be adjusting to that beautiful new ring on your left hand, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start wedding planning. In fact, now is a perfect time to choose the two most important aspects of your wedding day – the date, and the place! There are a number of questions to consider when choosing where you will walk down the aisle, but once you have answered them planning will become much easier. Since the date and location will set the tone for your entire soiree, it’s a good idea to lock them in as soon as possible.

First Things First

Trying to decide which should come first, between the wedding date and the wedding venue, is a lot like that haunting proverbial question about the chicken and the egg. The two are so intertwined it’s best to let them work together, knowing they will make all subsequent decisions much easier.

For instance, if you have always dreamed of a rustic fall wedding, an outdoor venue could be the ideal locale. However, if you and your fiancé have your hearts set on getting married in the heat of July, your guests would appreciate you thinking as much about air conditioning as you do about the appetizers.

Keep in mind that if you fall in love with a venue first, you may have to compromise on the date, as many popular venues are booked years in advance. On the other hand, if you have chosen a date based on its significance to you and your fiancé, you might need to keep your venue options open to accommodate your restrictive scheduling needs.

Narrowing Down the Choices

Thankfully, there are a number of simple ways to start narrowing down both the date and location of your wedding. For instance:

You could begin by considering the general area where you would like to get married, and then look at wedding venues strictly in the vicinity. Or, better yet, think outside the box. No rules say you have to choose a designated wedding venue, particularly if your guest list is relatively small.

And speaking of your guests, they should weigh into your decision about where to wed. If you have 200 plus guests you’ll obviously need a larger venue than if you’re restricting the invitees to very close friends and family.

If you have a certain theme in mind for your wedding, this can also help you choose a great, appropriate location. A Cinderella-esque bash would not make sense at your local organic farm, for instance, unless you plan to focus specifically on the pumpkin aspects in the story.

Hometown couples could consider incorporating places of significance to the two of you. The chapel at your shared alma matter, or the winery where you met could make ideal and highly-personalized venues, for instance.

More than anything, choosing a place and date that resonates with the two of you should be of utmost importance. Finding a venue that fits your personalities and interests is far more important than finding one that is trendy!


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