Factors to Consider when Selecting a Wedding Venue
The wedding venue is one of the most important considerations for a couple.
They also need to decide which season to hold the wedding ceremony. Settle on one of the seasons, be it winter or summer. The prospective venues will then tell you if there are free days on those times. The season plays a part in deciding where it shall be held. There are venues that need fast booking if they are to be available.
You need to have a budget. You will find a wide variety of packages for each venue. Search only through those that are within your budget. This saves you the trouble of looking through venues you may never use. Ask for all venue costs, to avoid unplanned expenses later.
You need to determine the number of people coming for the wedding. You will Then know where it shall be most suitable. Have somewhere they shall all sit comfortably. Everyone you invite may just turn up.
You also need to determine if you want both parts of the wedding at the same venue. While deciding on that, you also need to ensure the venue has a backup plan in case the weather changes. This is necessary for outdoor events. There are also those that allow for both parts of the wedding at the same rates. If not, you need to have the two locations not too far apart.
You need to be ready before you go visiting the venue. You need to have your needs aligned clearly, so that you can focus on where they shall be fulfilled. There has to be a clear understanding of the sources of elements such as full service, support staff, vendors, discounts, allowances for outside catering or onsite catering services. As you are negotiating, you may miss to cover certain areas, which later emerge as critical. You need to then have a written contract presented, which shows all the things you have agreed upon, where you shall sign, and a copy you shall keep.
You need to know where your distant guests shall be hosted as the ceremony draws near. You may learn that the venue caters to such needs. If they don’t, you will have to think o an alternative.