Whether you know where you are getting married or you are starting from a blank page, choosing your wedding location is one of the most important wedding planning decisions you will make.
To help you get underway here are a couple of tips on what you should consider when choosing a wedding venue.
The first thing to take into consideration when choosing a wedding location is that there are two parts of your wedding to organise – the ceremony and the reception.
If you’re opting for a church wedding, the reception must be planned around the ceremony location.
Tip 1: Check that you and guests can be easily transported from the service to reception and that it can accommodate the same number of people?
If you’re thinking about a civil wedding, you have the option of choosing a venue that will host both your wedding ceremony and your wedding reception. If this is your choice, then
Tip 2: Pick a venue that is licensed for marriage ceremonies. This may come with a higher price tag than non-licenced wedding venues, but it will minimise the amount of travel involved for you and your guests.
Tip 3: If you’re holding your ceremony and reception at one venue, check how long it will take the staff to change the room and where the guests will have to go whilst the room is rearranged.
Tip 4: If you’re holding an outdoor wedding or reception, have a back up plan if it rains. Tent, anyone?
Check the availability of the venues for the day you and your spouse decide to get married.
Tip 5: Plan to book your venue at least six months to a year in advance to avoid disappointment.
Thats all for now but I hope you will enjoy these regular updates? As always I would love to receive your comments so please leave a comment on the blog.
Next week we look at UK venues and speak to Bob Harrison from Wedding Venues on the podcast.
Until then…..Happy Planning