So, you’re finally engaged and it’s time to start planning the biggest day in your life. Choosing the perfect wedding venue really is an important decision and it involves a lot of thinking, lots of lists and plenty of options. As this is probably the first, and most likely the biggest, decision you’ll need to make, here are some tips which will help you make this a bit easier.
First things first – the budget
Before you start dreaming of a five-hundred-guest wedding, a huge hall with expensively decorated tables and the best band Sydney has to offer, think carefully about your budget. You wouldn’t want to spend too much money on the venue and end up having to buy an off-the-rack wedding dress that you hate. So, decide how much money you can invest in your wedding and according to that, decide how many people you’ll invite. Once you’ve determined the number of guests, you’ll be able to find the perfect location for your big day.
After you’ve decided how big and when you want your wedding to be, it’s time to decide where you’ll have it. Before deciding on the place where you want to have your celebration, make sure it can fit all your guests. While the place might seem spacious enough, once the tables are placed, the band or the DJ is set, and the guests start getting in, it will fill out quickly and you want the place to be airy enough as well as to have plenty of space for dancing. Depending on the season, you’ll need to consider whether the wedding will take place outside or inside. Next, is it going to be somewhere in the city or somewhere a bit remote? If it’s a remote venue, will you organize transportation for your guests? Another thing to consider is whether the location has plenty of parking spaces for your guests.
Food, drinks and dancing areas
A good and successful wedding is the one where guests enjoyed delicious food and drinks and had fun dancing. So, when you start visiting different venues, think about where the eating and dancing will take place. Also think about what type of food arrangement you want to have: a buffet or something more traditional. Also, check if the venue will let you use your preferable catering service or they have a specific one they use.
Whether your wedding venue has a great view might not seem like an important detail, but it truly is. Not only can a great view be an amazing opportunity to make some beautiful photos, but you’ll also get to enjoy it with your guests. If you decide to step outside during the party, you and your guests should be protected from the sun or rain, so make sure you get some pretty café blinds from Sydney. It’s always nice to have an opportunity to have some fresh air and that’s why you should try to find a place with a beautiful outdoor area.
Good lighting can really enhance the overall feel of a place, so before you choose your wedding venue, think whether the place has enough windows and what type of artificial lighting there is. If the wedding is happening during the day, it’s better to choose a venue that has plenty of windows to make sure the space is nice and sunny. If it’s an evening celebration, make sure the place is not too dim and it’s best to have an opportunity to control the lights – you want something brighter for your big entrance and a more romantic atmosphere for dancing. Based on the lighting, you’ll also be able to make an easier decision about color pallets for the party.
The truth is, when it comes to organizing a wedding, there are thousands and thousands of things to think about. Have in mind that not everything is going to be according to your plans, but it’s important not to stress about it and simply have as much fun as possible on your big day.