There are so many factors that go into selecting your wedding venue. Everything you are visually seeing has to be ideal to your wants and your needs for your wedding day dreams. You may think about the cost and the capacity, as well as the amenities included such as tables and chairs. But we want to talk today about a few other things that should also be top of mind in your decision making.
The vicinity in which your venue is located will matter more to your wedding guests than to you. You will more than likely be in awe of the visual aspects of the venue. You might visualize you and your soon-to-be standing at the altar, or have day dreams of the photos you will take in your gown with your bridesmaids. That is a part of the excitement as it relates to planning a wedding. However, your wedding guests won’t have that same perspective. Allow us to elaborate. Most historic venues are in the downtown location of most cities. In these areas, there are usually very limited parking options outside of parking garages. Rustic inspired venues are usually out a far distance from city life. They give quite a bit of land and nature for both an indoor and outdoor affair. This also means the venue may be a bit of a drive. We aren’t telling you that you shouldn’t choose a venue that may present obstacles in travel for your guests. After all, it is your wedding day and all about the two of you. We are just suggesting that think about all of these circumstances. Your guests will also appreciate you if you prepare them for the conditions they could face around the vicinity of the venue. That way, they can be ready for whatever comes their way.
The style or theme of your wedding is a key factor in selecting your wedding day venue. When you think about what you want as it relates to wedding day style or theme, you are basically thinking about what you want your wedding to say. Will it say you are romantic, you want a grand affair, you are very modern, or that you are planning something whimsical? A ballroom equals a very traditional affair while a museum is a unique space with character. You can do either simple or grand things to cater a ballroom to your liking, while the museum has exhibit and colors palettes you may not be able to or even want to control. Figuring out the direction of your style will help.
How much does the venue speak in its current state to your vision for wedding day? Will you have to cover all of the walls with pipe and drape? Will you need to bring in pieces to make the space feel smaller and more intimate? You will either choose a venue that is in line with your vision, or you will pay to have that vision brought to life. It is probably easier to choose the first option. A great venue based on your wedding ideas is perspective. Given the only things you have to consider are in regards to what you want, the only 2 opinions that matter are the ones being celebrated for the occasion.
We hope we shared a few things with you that you will consider as you tour venues for your wedding. Selecting your wedding venue is a really great adventure. Whether it is a grand affair in a historic space, or a private gathering at a home, be sure you take into consideration all aspects of the day. Also remember that you do not have to do it all alone. Hiring a wedding planner and a designer will make the process so much easier and open you up to more possibilities.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: Simone Elise Events and Elizabeth Hoard Photography)
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