Your wedding day could be one of the most important events of your life. Children often dream about that one day when they grow up and get married to the man of their dreams. Many men and women go through life for years without thinking that they will ever meet their significant other, and then one day, everything changes. Maybe you decided to attend a party that you didn’t really want to go to, and you lock eyes with that special someone across the room. Perhaps you decided to drop into that local coffee shop out of the blue when you run into your future husband. No matter what unusual or mundane circumstances led to meeting your life partner, you want your wedding to be special. One of the biggest factors that affects the mood and ambience of your wedding is the venue that you choose. Are you unsure where to even begin? Our wedding planners have some tips for finding the perfect venue:

Consider Your Guest List

Before you begin looking for a venue, take a look at your guest list and provide a rough estimate of the number of people who will be attending your wedding. Although you cannot determine an exact number, you can at least provide a ballpark estimate. We recommend aiming slightly lower in your numbers because it’s easier to subtract guests than it is to add guests. Your estimate helps determine the venue size you will need to accommodate everyone in your wedding.

What’s Your Budget?

Different venues include a variety of different rates to accommodate weddings of different sizes as well as styles. How much do you really want to spend on your wedding? The last thing you want is to book a venue that you cannot afford, so know what you can afford to avoid any additional stress or heartache.

The Right Location For The Right Time Of Year

The time of year in which you hold your wedding is important to consider when selecting a venue. If you are having a winter wedding, remember that you have a limited amount of daylight, which could affect your wedding photography. If you already have a set date, check the weather for that time of year, so that you avoid booking an outdoor venue during monsoon season.

Look At Photos From Other Weddings Held At Potential Venues

If you are interested in a  particular venue, check out previous wedding photos and pay close attention to the photos that aren’t staged. This gives you a better idea of the overall feel of the venue and you can also see how the wedding was set up. You could even get some ideas regarding the details of your own wedding.

Venue Then Dress

We recommend securing a venue before buying your wedding dress. Why? If you decide upon a beach wedding, a long, formal wedding gown could be all wrong and extremely uncomfortable for your ceremony.

Our wedding coordinators at Wish, Wonder, Dream can help you every step along the way in your wedding journey. Whether you need help finalizing the details or you want someone to do all the work for you, we can assist you in planning your big day. Contact our wedding planners today to get started.