Choosing a dress, designing a menu, and sending out invitations are all important parts of planning your wedding. However, without a location, your wedding cannot actually take place. Fortunately, choosing a venue for your wedding does not have to be terribly stressful. With this guide, you will learn a few key factors to consider when choosing the venue.
Ceremony and Reception?
It is important to first decide if you want to have the ceremony and reception in the same place. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, but something you will need to decide in advance.
Many couples choose to have the actual wedding ceremony in a church and then the reception in either the church's banquet hall, hotel, or other location. If you prefer this traditional option, make sure to incorporate transportation into your special day not only for you and your groom, but your wedding party and guests, too.
You should also be able to have the ceremony and reception in one area if you choose a more unique venue. For example, a wedding on the beach could consist of the ceremony on the actual beach and the reception at a restaurant on the beach. The possibilities are truly endless.
Number of Guests
The total number of guests you plan to have at the wedding will also be an important factor to consider when choosing a venue, especially since certain venues will only hold a specific number of people.
Do not make the mistake of choosing a venue that is too large for the number of guests you plan to have, though. A larger space will make the venue feel overly open and empty, giving your special day a dull look and feel.
Of course, you do not want a venue that is too small either. Your guests should be comfortable when sitting, dancing, and socializing. Make sure there is sufficient space for tables, chairs, dancing, buffet/serving areas, and entertainment equipment.
Finally, the location of the venue matters, not just for you, your groom, and your wedding party, but also family and friends who may need to travel in for your special day.
Planning a destination wedding can be a wonderful idea for you and close family and friends, but distant relatives and acquaintances will most likely not be able to attend.
It is fine to hold your wedding and reception where you live, too, but make sure to send out invitations early so guests can make travel arrangements if they decide to attend.
For more information, contact a company like Mystical Rose Gardens, LLC.