Wedding Venue Do’s and Don’ts

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When planning for your wedding celebration, you may be experiencing a whirlwind of thoughts and feelings. You may be worried about picking the wrong venue, unsure about which guests to invite and if you are able to afford your dream location. Remember that at the end of the day, this celebration is about the love you share together with your significant other. Even if things do not go exactly as planned, your guests are there to bask in the glow of your matrimonious joy.

Wedding planning can be fun, with the right tools and tips! In this article, we have listed what will hopefully be useful information to help alleviate some of your pre-wedding stress.

Do Not Be Swayed By Opinions

Once people know you are planning for your wedding, you may receive a flourish of opinions and suggestions for your big day. Loved ones have only the best of intentions and want to offer support. Do keep in mind though that it is about what you want and what kind of wedding celebration rings true for you. Try not to get caught up in what everyone else may be saying, stay focused on your personal wedding dreams.

If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, you can practice this technique. Find a quiet space, sit down comfortably and close your eyes. Take deep breaths and envision your dream wedding ceremony. What season is it? What is the weather like? Are you on a beach, in a backyard or a church? Note these visions down and practice this method every time you feel potentially swayed by too many outside opinions.

Do Not Go Over Your Budget

Calculate a budget for your wedding venue and stick to it. If it is important to you and your significant other to not be paying off your celebration during marriage, then do not go over for any reason. The perfect venue may be thousands of dollars over your budget, but if the stress of being in debt is too much then it may not be worth it. Decide how much you are willing to spend, and allot a certain amount that can be spent for every aspect of your wedding. If you spend more than you planned on the food, you may end up with even less to invest on the right venue for you.

Do Visit Venue in Person for Full Experience

The photographs you see online of a venue may or may not be what you actually experience in person. What may seem like an expansive and classy venue, can end up being worn down and smell moldy. It is not recommended to pay a deposit online before visiting in person. Save up money to be able to visit your venue first if you want a destination wedding. You will not only want to check out the entirety of the location, but get a feel for the neighborhood and cities nearby as well. If you schedule a tour with a venue representative and end up falling in love with the property, bring along a form of payment in order to put down a deposit before someone else snags your date.

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