Posted on December 23, 2015
If you are planning a wedding, one of the first things to book early on in the process is your venue.
This is one of the most important, if not the most important decision you will make during the wedding planning process is locking down a venue where all the festivities will take place.
From the amount of people in attendance, the theme you are looking for, to whether or not the reception will be in the same place, there are a plethora of different things you will need to take into account when selecting the perfect venue for your special day.
From rustic, garden, urban and more, there are tons of different styles and themes for weddings today and finding the right venue that can offer this look is a big part in achieving your dream wedding.
If you are looking for a modern and elegant wedding, you will not be able to find it in an outdoor venue that features a barn and tons of trees. Just like a rustic or vintage wedding likely won't be achieved in renting out a large dining hall. If you want to achieve the perfect theme for your wedding, selecting the venue that offers these aesthetic features and views is incredibly important. One of the best things you can do is to go walk around several different sites to see what can work and what can't. This will help narrow down your options and help find the perfect spot.
Finally, depending on where you live and what kind of setting you are wanting your wedding to be in, the weather may play a big factor in either narrowing or opening up your potential venue options.
An outdoor wedding in July or December may be a very unrealistic and absurd option for certain places, while it may be ideal for others. Consider the comfortability of both yourself and your guests as well. Can you stand to be outside in 90 degree weather for five hours? If not, consider opting for an indoor or covered space for the festivities.
Another incredibly important thing to consider when picking out the venue for your dream is the kind of accommodations they have to handle both your guest list and your wedding party.
Whether you want to have a large wedding of 400 people or a smaller gather of family and close friends, the venue will play an important part in the overall comfortability of everyone. For handling a large amount of people, a large outdoor venue or even a public park that you can rent out may provide one of the best spots for your and all of your guests. If you opt for a public park, make sure that this area provides plenty of essentials such as bathrooms and changing areas for you and the rest of your wedding party.
If you are having a smaller, more intimate wedding, you can usually accomplish this setting in either a traditional church or even a friend or family member's backyard. Both of these spots typically provide a small area for everyone to be close without feeling too cramped.