Top 6 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Location
Choosing the best location for your wedding is not so easy. Start planning early. The earlier you get it booked, the easier and less stressful it will be.
If you have a clear plan before you start it will help you keep on top of things. One of the first decisions is picking out your ideal wedding location. But before you choose the location, start with number of guests.
How many people do you plan to invite? Are the hotels close by for those traveling? How challenging are logistics to get everyone to the wedding location?
These are some starter questions.
Now let’s dive into our 6 best tips for picking the perfect wedding location.
Weddings are meant to be wonderful and memorable. What are your expectations for your wedding day and the site it will beheld? Do you like ocean views? Gardens and trees? Farms/Ranches?
The ideal location is just a starting point, there are many other details to get specific for each type of wedding location.
But remember, everyone who is at your wedding came to share the special day with you. Most of guests really don’t notice all of the little details so don’t over stress.
The Guest List
Decide how many people you would like to invite. It’s your big day! Every venue will have a guest count maximum. Consider how guests will get from A to B. Transportation depends on location where you’re getting married.
If you have an estimate of your guest list, it will help you with budget for the big date. As you know the costs increase usually depending on the number of guests you have. Sorting the guest list early is important.
If you do it on time, you will have more time to find the perfect venue. Maybe it’s the biggest and hardest decision in the whole planning process.
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Figure out how much you are willing to spend for the wedding. Go and check what the going rates are in your different wedding locations you’ve picked out thus far.
If you want you can check the typical budget breakdown in your area. Do a quick google search of what it costs for a typical wedding in your city. Then create a wedding budget that’s perfect for you.
Depending on your personal budget needs, you will want to decide which elements of wedding you need most and which you can survive without.
Things to consider: ceremony, flowers, reception, music, photography, wedding rings, transportation, gifts for guests and etc.
Food and alcohol is the greatest portion of an event’s budget. You should be concerned about the type, quantity and quality of what you eat and drink.
Space and location
Don’t book the first place you see! Patience is what you need when it comes to wedding planning. Viewing several venues will help you to create a list of what you want and you’ll be able to tell what stands out as a good deal and what is overpriced.
The loving atmosphere and coming together of two families is truly fairytale. Find a place that will bring the feeling and vibe you want.
It can be a unique venue like a vineyard or museum or for destination weddings something tropical like a beach with palm trees.
These factors will play an important role in where you choose to have your wedding party.
Location determines not only the mood for example rustic or etc. but also the travel, time and budget. If you are not a big fan of where you currently live make sure that you don’t stray too far if you plan to invite lots of guests. Not everyone can make travel that is far from home.
Weather isn’t easy to control but certain locations have better chances of sunny, warm conditions than others. However, if you’re having an indoor wedding then weather won’t have as much impact besides outdoor photoshoots before and after the wedding.
Consider the sun position during the time of your wedding. You don’t want guests to be facing into the sun where it’s hard and uncomfortable for them to see.
Venues with Outdoor Space
If you are looking for a more unusual venue, you can plan for an outdoor wedding. Have you ever thought about the wedding in an exotic place like a pine forest or forest full of tall redwood trees?
Being outside gives plenty of natural light to work with for photographers as well as fresh air. But if you plan a wedding out in nature can often have a few specific challenges like insects and allergies.
Overall, these are six things to think about before planning your ideal wedding location. Take these tips and discuss with your wedding planner to come up with a list of wedding venues.
If you’re looking for a wedding spot in Miami Fl, I’ve covered many venue ideas on the blog and you can also reach me direct to discuss more.
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