If you are planning to get married in the near future, then one of the most important aspects of getting married is to book a great wedding venue. However, this is not an easy process and for most people, it can be quite a large problem figuring out which venue will be the best for the wedding. However, you don’t need to worry as you will get some great tips in this article to help you pick the best venue for your big day.
This is a major factor that you should take into consideration when deciding where to hold your wedding. If people have to travel a long distance to get to the venue from the ceremony, then some or most of your guests might end up choosing not to get to the venue at all. This is why it is highly recommended that your venue should not be more than 15 to 30 minutes away from the venue of the wedding ceremony.
If you cannot book a venue that is close enough to the ceremony, you can resolve this issue by planning for a caravan route from the ceremony to the wedding venue. The Groom and the Bride can lead the caravan/parade and all your guests will follow in their own cars. However, be careful while planning the route for the caravan and make sure that you are able to avoid roads that are likely to have a lot of traffic at the time of the parade, as that can be a big nuisance for your guests.
Time is another important factor that is of the same significance as the distance to the venue was in the previously mentioned tip. If you hold your wedding reception 3 or 4 hours after the ceremony, than it is likely that most of your guests will not have enough patience to wait around long enough to get to the wedding venue for the reception.
In today’s fast paced world, most people have many obligations and commitments, which is why you should be mindful of their need for time management, which is why you should plan for the reception to start at most about 1 to 2 hours after the wedding ceremony.
If you plan to start your wedding dance at the reception instead of at the ceremony, having an open bar will be a great way for both families to mingle and socialize with each other.
This can end up in being a very fun and memorable wedding reception for all the guests as well as for the Bride and Groom.
Size in this context, refers to the amount of standing space there will be at your wedding venue. If you have a traditional wedding, then all of your guests will spend about an hour jam packed in a church while the wedding ceremony is happening. This can lead to most of them feeling quite claustrophobic, which is why you should try your hardest to ensure that the venue has a large enough area for everyone to feel less jam packed and have more space to move around in. Despite what the people renting out the venue say, you should always go and check it out yourself before booking it, just to ensure that all of your guests will be able to have enough space to be comfortable and not get claustrophobia.
If you are planning to have your wedding during the summer season, then make sure that the venue is fully air-conditioned. Having a hot and sweaty wedding venue will be a bother for all of your guests. It will also make them less inclined to join in the dancing. So keep an eye on the thermostat at the wedding venue to ensure that your guests are comfortable at all times, no matter how many guests there are inside the venue.
If you are planning an out-doors venue, then you should most certainly make a back-up plan in case the weather turns bad and it starts raining or snowing.
In the past, this was a large issue, but nowadays it’s not that big of an issue anymore. This is because smoking is not allowed anymore in eating areas in most states in the US. If you have an indoors wedding venue, and if the venue owners allow, you can designate an area specifically for people to smoke that is far away from other people and the food.
So what is the trade-off?
Whether you are the Bride or the Groom, you are likely to have a limited budget to spend on your wedding arrangements, especially for booking the venue. This is why you need to be very careful and take a lot of factors (such as the 5 tips given above) while searching for a good wedding venue to book for your big day. If the majority of the wedding venues are out of the reach of your budget, then you can compromise and as an example, make your parent’s backyard the venue with a full complement of great food provided by top quality caterers.
Another example would be booking a modest but large clubhouse or some other structure to serve as your venue. So don’t be depressed if you can’t afford a great venue, as you can still hold the reception at some other, less expensive place while providing your guests with all the features that a regular venue would have.
When you consult with professional facility wedding planners, they will likely bring up a lot of pertinent aspects about the wedding arrangements, but they are also just as likely to miss out on the 5 tips that were given previously in this article. This is more likely if the professional facility wedding planners do not know the exact venue that you are going to book. So, in order to ensure that your venue is perfect, keep all of the above mentioned tips in mind while discussing the plans with your wedding planners.
We hope that this article helps you in finding that perfect wedding venue.