The big day is approaching in your life and you are in a tizzy about everything that needs to be done. Clothes, flowers, the wedding cake, catering, and finding the perfect venue – there is so much to do. While most aspects of a wedding can be optional, the one thing that cannot be skipped is the venue. Unfortunately, freezing on the perfect venue is not easy. The number of options available makes the job even more difficult. Given below are the top tips to help you find that dream venue for your special day.
Start by Talking to a Planner
Before you get into the car and start looking at different places, it is a good idea to first talk to a planner. Not only are they familiar with most venues, but they also have the experience to figure out the capabilities of a place in terms of space, layout, items and time that it will take to make it ready for your big day.
Choose a Venue That Matches your Vision
It would do no good if you look at modern venues for a traditional wedding or vice versa. While it is possible to convert a modern setting into something traditional, the cost and time involved would not be worth the effort. Check out the different types of venues at Silverlake Ballroom to understand and get a feel of what you would like. Selecting a venue that matches your theme and further enhances it will make you feel more connected to the place.
Finalize Your Guest List
It is very common to underestimate the number of guests that you and the family would eventually end up inviting for the wedding. The size of the venue will depend on the number of guests that it can accommodate. Too large and it would look empty; too small and you have a problem accommodating them all. Another advantage of finalizing the guest list is being able to work out the budget as many aspects of the costs associated with the wedding are dependent on the number of people attending.
Stick to Your Budget
It is very easy to let go and overshoot your budget. This is after all your big day. Break down your budget in terms of category and prioritize more funds for things that you just cannot do without. Renting the venue with in-house catering will also include the cost per plate. Add the cost of décor and you will get an approximate idea of how much you need to spend. Finalizing the venue before budgeting for the rest of the costs are likely to cause problems, especially if on adding the rest of the costs; you find that your budget has been overshot.
What is Included and What is not
Always find out what is included when you rent out a venue. Do they provide in-house catering? Who takes care of the furniture, cutlery, and linens and table cloths? Remember to add taxes and gratuity to the total cost of the venue with in-house catering. You also need to find out if a venue with in-house catering has a minimum number of plate’s clause. If yes, does it fit your requirements or are you paying for food that has no takers?
The Bottom Line
Wedding pictures on social media and other platforms may look very enticing, but you need to stay true to yourself. As a couple, it is important that your wedding feels authentic to both of you. Select a venue that represents who and what you are.