From what to wear to who to invite, a wedding is all about making decisions. One of the biggest of those will be where to hold your wedding, and we’ve got some tips on how to make the right choice.
This may seem obvious, but we’ve all been to weddings where the bride and groom seem to have skipped this step. Having a rough figure of how many people you will invite to celebrate your union is a crucial step. This will ensure that your guests won’t be packed like sardines or scattered like seeds in the wind. Ultimately, a venue should help people mingle and feel like they are part of the same celebration without feeling suffocated.
Different venues come with different price tags, so it’s vital to know how much you’re willing to spend and whether the venue you can afford can accommodate the number of guests you’ll be inviting. As a rule of thumb, you should never spend more than 50% of your total budget on venue, and even that is a bit steep. Thankfully, websites like ours can help you find a variety of venues within your budget.
One way to get the wedding venue of your dreams at a cheaper price is to not get married during peak season. By changing month, week and even day, you’ll be able to get more for the same amount of money.
A relaxed wedding at a palazzo… A formal one at a lido… It’s oxymoronic for a reason: the theme of your wedding helps you determine what venue can bring your vision to life. In fact, choosing the venue should not be the first step but the last in a series of decisions that ensure you get what you’re after.
Going for a hotel wedding can help you save time (and cash) in the long run as they can provide venue, catering and a whole lot more as a package deal. While some venues also offer this, not all of them do meaning you or your wedding planner will have to do all the leg work. So, think about how much time you’re willing to spend on this, and think logically and rationally.
Finally, whatever you decide to go for, ensure that you have back-ups. With more unpredictable weather, knowing that you have an indoor option should it rain is essential. It’s also good to keep in mind the fact that outdoor weddings may require even more investment for marquees and the sort. All that adds up.
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