Things To Consider When Selecting A Wedding Venue
Caitlin Chippindall August 14, 2017
The venue of your wedding is one of the most important elements. No venue means technically no wedding. The decision should be taken carefully since it is the element that we would spend most on. So here are some of the factors you need to consider when making the decision.
- The guest lists
This is an obvious factor you need to know. It doesn’t mean you need to know exactly how many guests you are expecting, but a rough count so that it would be easier to narrow down a few places. Almost all venues will display their capacity online, so knowing your guest list will make it easier to cut down options. There are specialized websites too in venue selection which will display basic information of venues and also show results for custom searches.
- The look and style
The venue should match the theme and style you have selected for your wedding. Themed weddings are the modern trend nowadays. However, some couples do not select a theme believing it brings in extra costs. However, a themed wedding done at the proper venue could save you heaps. For example, the natural ambience of the beach for a sea-themed wedding cannot be taken at a reception hall. You may not have to spend so much on decoration and makeup too if taken on the beach. You can do a makeup artist course yourself and get some light makeup done.
- Services provided
Some venues provide you with all services, from catering to decoration to music. If you are planning on taking your wedding in a short period, this option maybe useful since you may not have time to arrange everything. Some other venues may only provide you with the space. All other elements need to be arranged separately. Each option has its pros and cons so carefully analyse your situation and go for the best option. Remember that you might be able to get some discounts if you go for the full service. Also, check if services can be taken on demand. For example, your trusted makeup artist will need a separate room if you are planning on dressing at the venue itself.
- Deposit required
The payment plan of the venue is extremely important. The dates of the instalments, refund policy, all elements and services included for the price, any discounts for full services or credit card holders etc. Get all these details in writing so that no misunderstanding takes place and you could book your venue with no hassle.