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Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most critical choices you have to make. After all, it’s where all of your friends and family will gather to witness and celebrate your special day, and you don’t want the guests to be uncomfortable or inconvenienced.
With a little help from the top wedding planners, we came up with the best ideas on how you can choose the right venue for your wedding. Here are some of the things you should take into account.
Essential Factors To Consider When Picking A Wedding Venue
You have to ask a lot of important questions including – Is it affordable, will it be convenient for you, your partner, and your guests? In addition, you need to check if the venue you have in mind is already booked. With those things in mind, let’s take a look at the other factors:
Make A Draft Budget
Your numbers are absolutely necessary. Consider the amount of money you have and how much you’re willing to spend.
Seek A Professional’s Help
Would have been long gone if they’re of no help. They’re professionals. They can help you broaden your vision and your ideas. Make sure that you share your ideas and thoughts with your planner.
Make Your Move In Advance
Couples start making preparations for the wedding even before the engagement. In fact, most couples book the venues 12 to 18 months in advance. If you want to have the best or your dream wedding venue, start looking as soon as possible.
Know Your Theme/Type of Wedding
Making a decision about the wedding theme will also narrow your list of venues. Your choice should enhance the theme and be in harmony with the type of wedding. For instance, art galleries and fancy restaurants are great for modern weddings.
Make A List of Options
A wedding venue is no easy task. So be sure to select a few of them and add it to your list. This will narrow down your options. You can view my short-list on my Ultimate Toronto Wedding Planning Guide.
Consider Your Guests
The guest list is essential. But most importantly, make sure that your out-of-town guests won’t have a hard time finding a room to stay by ensuring that there are hotels nearby.
Keep in mind that you’re uniquely special; what works for others may turn out to be a disappointment for you. Be true to yourself and pick what suits you and your partner.
After you choose the right venue, you should start looking at photographers to capture your wedding day. I’d love to be considered if you haven’t found one yet! Reach out and let’s see if we’re the right match.
Venue photos in this post: Old Mill, Venu Event Space & Harding Waterfront Estate.