Hiring a venue and making your wedding a day to remember is the dream of all girls who have planned their wedding from a young age. It’s a magical day, and is the closest to actually feeling like a Disney Princess that you can get, passed staring in the next Disney hollywood blockbuster. For most of us though, wedding the person we deeply love is better than any acting role.
In order to pay respect to the day, and help the wedding go smoothly, you should consider where and when you’d like to have it. Would you like to have both the ceremony and reception outside? Then you need to pay attention to the weather forecasts. Do you want it inside? Then you’ll have to be certain you can accommodate the guest list safely and have left over space to spare.
Here are a few of the best considerations anyone should think about when just about to book a wedding event venue. It’s arguably the highest priority on your list. Without a place to hold the wedding, the guest list, ceremony, catering, DJ and photographer are all completely useless. For a great wedding, follow these tips:
How large do you need the venue to be? It’s likely that if you’re inviting many of your family members and giving them a +1, then a large hall or church space is needed.
Think about what you’ll use the space for. What will be its practicality? Are you going to host both the ceremony and the reception there? Are you going to entertain thereafter? If you’re getting married in a church, you’re not going to be able to entertain there after you are wed, so it’s important to have somewhere nearby you can divert all of the guests.
Also consider the space requirements of the services you are to commission. A good catering feast is worthless if the cooks don’t have access to some form of preparation area. If the venue provides catering, that’s even better, but be sure you collaborate with them on a special menu in order to make everything work well on the day.
Fire exits and escapes, ease of access for disabled or wheelchair users and how well maintained the venue is should all be considered. If the venue fails to tick one of these boxes, the place shouldn’t be right for you.
Entertaining is stressful enough without the added stress of worrying how you’re going to act if there’s a fire etc. It might sound rather tragic to consider this before your wedding day, but you mustn’t rule it out. Ask plenty of questions when being shown around and you’re likely to find the safest space as a result.
Ease of Access
How long will it take your guests to arrive to the location? Are you making them catch a 5 hour plane journey, or are you having your ceremony at a church 5 minutes down the road? It all depends on what you’d like. You shouldn’t feel pressured into having your wedding a certain way, or for it to even be accessible to everyone, but remember, your family wants to see your wedding day and they might not always be able to attend overseas.
These considerations will allow the bride and groom to be to effectively plan an amazing venue, and pay respect to the whole day.