Planning the venue for your wedding can be a particularly difficult task, especially if you have never planned a party or event before and don't know the first thing about finding a venue to host your event. Choosing the wrong wedding venue can lead to disaster, and since your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your entire life, it is imperative that you don't allow your poor choice of a venue follow you for the rest of your life. This is why it is vital that you do the proper research into the wedding venue that is right for you. Many people don't even know where to begin with this, though, so treat this guide as your starting point for finding the right wedding venue for your purposes. That way your wedding goes perfectly!
The first thing you need to consider is how many guests you plan on having at your wedding. Is it a small wedding where you'll only be inviting your immediate family and closest friends, or will it be a large-scale wedding where everyone from your mother to your kindergarten teacher will be invited? It's also important to consider who your wedding guests are, considering not everyone will be able to travel everywhere. If your wedding guests make modest incomes, you can't really plan a large destination wedding, and if you are throwing the wedding on a beach, then a lot of the elderly people might have more trouble making it there. So, while the wedding is all about you, it is important to consider your guests when planning the venue.
The next thing you need to consider is whether or not you want a religious ceremony for your wedding. Many religious ceremonies require the wedding to be held at a place of worship, so be sure to ask your officiant up front if they are flexible on this if you are not interested in holding the wedding ceremony in the place of worship. It is also important to know if they have any restrictions against things such as elaborate decorations and skin-baring dresses. If you and your partner hold different religious beliefs, then in is probably best to hold the wedding at a location that is not subscribed to any particular religious denomination such as a reception hall or a beach, as to avoid any complications.
If you, and your guests, can afford it, it can always be a fun idea to hold a destination wedding. Especially if you and your significant other feel a connection to a certain place and feel it symbolizes a certain element of your relationship, this can be a whole lot of fun. It is important, however, to research the marriage licenses, ceremony restrictions, and the like about the destination that you plan on having the wedding at before deciding. You should also do a tour of the location before you book it, which can add more to the budget, but it is absolutely imperative so no unnecessary surprises pop up.Back to Wedding Guide