Wedding Planners Share Their Tips on Finding the Perfect Venue

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Not every couple who wants to spend the rest of their lives together in matrimony are the same. Some couples desire a more intimate and thrifty wedding, while others prefer glamorous and a vast guest list. The perfect venue for one couple, may not be what is right for another. So, the key to finding that venue which suits you best, means figuring out together what kind of energy and message you want guests to experience. While searching for wedding venues can be stressful, there are plenty of tips and advice to help you along the way.

Here we have answered a series of questions that wedding planners commonly encounter, when helping couples-to-wed find the right venue property:

What can help us narrow down all of the wedding venue options out there?

If you were to begin your wedding venue search online, you may find that there are so many places to choose from that it just seems flat-out overwhelming. One way to eliminate a large portion of the options available to you, is by deciding what type of venue would align best with your vision.

For example, do you want a modern wedding? Then you may want to focus your searches on nice restaurants, art galleries or warehouse spaces. Or, would you prefer a venue that is quirky with an outdoor element? Then you may want to consider venues of historic properties, libraries, museums or farmland. By finding out your wedding theme and vibe first, it can help you narrow down which venues to tour.

What if we have a strict budget?

Many couples who want to get married, do not want to spend a hefty chunk of change on a celebration. It is not uncommon for couples who try and avoid being in debt because of their wedding, as they start their marital journey together. If you have a strict budget, then make a list of priorities that you want to invest more money into. This is to help prevent you from overspending on other aspects of the wedding, before you have solidified the most important parts.

What if I fell in love with a wedding venue theme online?

Using the internet and websites to inspire can help you figure out what you like, and what you do not like. However, if you do fall in love with a wedding style online, do make sure that it also feels authentic to you. It may be a beautiful theme that you admire, but ask yourself if it is a true representation of who you are. Your wedding energy should send a message about who you both are as a couple.

What is something I must figure out before looking at venues?

Know how many guests you are expecting to attend the wedding, before going to in-person tours of the venue. You may end up wasting your time if you find out you have invited way more guests than the property can hold. Or, you may realize you want a smaller guest list, and renting a huge dining hall may not be the right fit.

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