Getting engaged is one of the most wonderful moments of your life, but now comes the wedding planning. It helps to start wedding planning by choosing the location, as many of your other options will soon follow. Here are some tips for finding the perfect wedding location and venue.
Consider the Work Involved
This is a big thing to consider when choosing your ideal wedding location. While unique wedding locations and venues might seem like a dream come true, have you thought about how much work is actually involved? For example, if you decide to have your wedding in an old barn or in a park, you won't have the benefit of a reception hall and all the included services. Just about everything is up to you, from clearing out the space, to getting tables and chairs, décor, caterers, and much more. You will want a wedding hire service to help you supply these things. With a venue where many wedding receptions are held there, they probably offer more so you don't have to do quite as much.
Think About Your Preferred Style
Another thing that can help you find the perfect wedding venue is considering the overall style of your dream wedding. Decide if you dream of a big or small wedding, a traditional church wedding or a casual beach wedding, or if you want a professionally catered meal or more of a barbecue or casual-style dining experience for your guests. Just by making these minor stylistic choices, you are already narrowing down the locations and venues.
Know Where to Take Photographs
Your wedding photographs will likely be very important to you, so you should choose a location that offers some amazing and natural backdrops. When you go to look at different venues, make sure you find out where wedding photos are usually taken, and see if there are any hidden gems that will make your photographs unique. Some locations might have a neat bridge over a pond that isn't often used for photographs, giving you something truly original for your own wedding photos.
Make Your Guest List First
The location you choose might also be determined by your guest list, including what is convenient for the most important guests and how many people you want to invite. If you intend to have 300 people at your wedding, you can still have a beach wedding, but you might be limited with which beaches allow that many guests. This can also change the other venues that are available with how many people they accommodate.