It is an exciting time after you have officially gotten engaged to start planning the big day. There are so many things to include from the guest list to the food, it is likely that your next few months will be jam packed with planning details. One of the most important things about your wedding is the venue. Where you actually choose to have it often determines what theme you will have and what you are capable of reasonably handling. That is why this guide is here to help you pick out your perfect wedding venue.
Determining a Budget
Picking a budget should realistically be the first thing you do when planning your wedding, so it makes sense that it would come before picking a location. This does not just mean deciding what you want to spend on the location either. Plan out your entire budget and from there you can divide it up based on what percentage of the total amount you are willing to spend on each aspect.
If after you do this step you find out that your location budget is only a couple thousand dollars, then you might have to rethink those plans to use a mansion wedding venue in Charleston and instead replace it with a more humble event room in a local hotel.
When it comes to planning your wedding, the location is not something that you want to leisurely think about. Most likely, if you have thought of somewhere that would be great, then so has someone else and they might just want the space at the same time you do. It is better not to risk it and make sure to call the location as soon as you decide to see if they are available when you need it or not.
Consider Your Colors and Theme
Too many brides seem to think that the colors and theme of their wedding can be planned independently of the location. That is a horrible strategy to have, as it can result in choosing colors that totally clash with the colors of the location or picking an old wood cabin for what turns out to be a sleek modern wedding theme.
Think About the Weather
Outdoor weddings are an extremely cute idea, but depending on the date of your big day, it might not be very realistic. For instance, if you are getting married in the middle of January in Montana, then an outdoor wedding would be extremely difficult to pull off. You would probably be better off choosing a location with a roof, walls, and plenty of heating.