After devoting countless hours planning every finest detail of your wedding day, it’s understandable that you expect everything to be flawless with a capital F. The emotional stakes are off the charts since you and your husband to be have been looking forward to this day for your entire lives. But the truth is: There is no such thing as a “perfect” wedding—you’ll never be able to control every single aspect of how it will unfold. Even the most organized and well-coordinated events may encounter a few bumps in the road.
All of your selected vendors may be prepared for a PLAN B in case of a disaster but your most important vendor the VENUE, may not be prepared. Therefor you must be sure of your venue and you must believe that their team are capable to carry your event through the bad times.
A bride and grooms entire wedding can be ruined if the venue is not prepared for the event. We have been to many weddings were the venue has said there is enough space for the amount of guests, but when the guests arrive to take their seats, there are not even enough chairs. There you have the bride running up and down looking for chairs for her guests. Make sure that you trust your venue coordinator and that they have enough experience to handle a situation when it goes side wards.
Here’s a look at the important aspects of why choosing the right wedding venue matters and tips to guarantee your hunt for the perfect venue goes as smooth as possible.
Creating the Atmosphere
The venue will be the central part of creating the atmosphere at your wedding. The venue’s style will be key to defining the rest of the wedding theme. Many even choose to build their theme around their selected venues.
If you already have a wedding theme in mind – perhaps you are looking to create a quirky vintage look, you can narrow your venue search for venues that suit the theme. For instance, if you want a relaxed, no-fuss wedding, don’t pick a posh hotel where guests have to sit at their tables.
Adding Your Unique Touch
Not all venues provide the same opportunities for you to highlight your personality – in fact, some venues might not even be accommodating for slight colour changes. If you are looking for a place to decorate yourself or to add your own unique mark on it, you need to find a venue that allows this.
On the other hand, you might prefer to have a venue that makes the whole planning process easier. Some venues will be decorated according to your selections and this allows you to focus your attention on other aspects of organising the wedding.
Organising the Entertainment and the Food
The venue will naturally be the setting for your wedding entertainment and the food – both crucial parts of organising the wedding. Certain venues only allow you to pick from their caterers and from a specific set menu, while other venues might be more flexible with what they provide you.
Checking what the venue’s catering and drinks policy is should be one of the first questions you ask them before you necessarily even check them out. You don’t want to spend your whole wedding planning visiting venues that turn out to be ill suited for your needs.
Furthermore, if you are planning to organise special entertainment, such as a fireworks display, at your wedding, make sure you ask about the venue’s policy. It’s always a great idea to tell your suppliers which venue you’ve booked as soon as possible, so they can prepare for it!
Staying Within the Budget
The wedding venue is one of the largest expenses, if not the largest, of your special day and you naturally need to find a venue that fits into your budget. You don’t want to go with a venue that doesn’t provide you the things you need nor do you want to get in debt just to book your dream venue.
Our team of experts are available to advise and help source most suitable venues for your wedding or function!