How to Narrow Down Wedding Venue Options

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When making preparations for a wedding, couples may become easily overwhelmed with all the tasks that must be checked off their to-do list. Choosing a wedding venue is usually of high priority for most couples. With all the different types of wedding venue choices out there, it can be immensely challenging trying to decide which one is perfect for you as a couple. Here in the article below, we have provided some tips on how to help narrow down your options.

#1 Go With Your Gut, Not Outside Opinions

Family and friends are probably overjoyed at the idea of you tying the knot with the person you want to be with for the rest of your life. You may get flooded with many opinions on what your big day should be like. When looking around at venues, consider what feels right. Sometimes, when we are clouded by the thoughts and judgements of others, we may have trouble making decisions about what is best for ourselves. If a venue feels right despite what others express, go with your gut.

#2 Stay Within Venue Budget

It can be tempting to shell out the big bucks for a very high-end, fancy venue for your wedding day. If you have the budget to do so, then have at it! If you don’t, keep in mind that going over budget on this decision means that you may have less to spend on other important expense for the wedding (like fresh flowers, or the ring!).

#3 It’s Okay to Choose a Funky Place

If you and your significant other are non-traditional and desire a venue that is a little more quirky, there are plenty of places that may suite you well. For example, you could choose a library, historical building, zoo, museum, japanese garden or farm for your wedding celebration. The perk of picking a venue that has its very own charm is that you may not have to spend as much to decorate!

#4 Venue Customer Service

If you do not receive attentive and polite service from the venue representative during your tour, this may not change on your wedding day. Cranky customer service staff may bring down the energy of your wedding, and put more stress on you than needed. You may want to choose a wedding venue with staff that are flexible and courteous. Sometimes, surprises arise on a wedding day. Venue staff that are professional can help provide solutions to problems that may come up at the last minute.

#5 You Can Have Fun Along the Way

The last thing to point out, is that planning for your special wedding day should be fun. Yes, the majority of couples soon-to-be-wed can get stressed out in the months leading up to the wedding date. Try to enjoy the process and not get caught up in the tiny details. At the end of the day, your guests are more likely to remember if they had a good time than if all the table settings were perfectly arranged at the venue. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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