A perfect wedding venue should be somewhere that reflects the bride and grooms personality. However, it should also be accessible and enjoyable to guests and family members. As much as we would all like to think the wedding is just about the couple there is an element of togetherness.
Choosing a Church
If you are looking to have a traditional wedding inside a church then this will be a whole separate search. The best thing to do is to consider the following:
- Do you or your partner (or family) belong to a church?
- Is there a Church nearby to the reception centre?
- Do you want a newer church or an older style church?
- How many people will be coming to the service?
This will give you an overall goal for where and what type of venue you want to be married in. It may also depend highly on the priest or minister that will be performing the ceremony. You need to like the person who will be performing the service so that they do it in a way that you will enjoy.
There is always the option to have a garden wedding or choose a non-church option. This has become increasingly popular as people want to celebrate in their own way. You can choose anywhere from a beach through to a lovely park.
Remember, that you will be at the mercy of the weather! You will definitely have to have a backup plan in case of rain or other bad weather. If it is a garden wedding even rain the week before can have you and your guests sinking into the lawn!
The reception venue will be the hardest to choose. This is because it is where you will celebrate and be shown off as a married couple for the first time. Make sure the venue can accommodate enough guests for what you need.
You will also need to check out the food offerings, parking and even if it has a dance floor. The price will, of course, be the clincher for most couples starting out. Remember to not get bogged down in emotions as reception venues prey on this and you will end up paying a fortune! Keep a level head and if it is too expensive then just walk away even if you love it.