Looking at wedding venues can certainly be fun, especially when touring beautiful locations, from rustic barns to modern industrial spaces, intimate grottos to luxury banquet halls, open air beaches to sensuous indoor paradises.
But not every venue fits every couple.
Our staff at Hangers Weddings and Events has these tips to help you find the wedding venue that’s ideal for you.
1. Know Your Needs
When you’re looking for a wedding venue, you should have a basic list of your needs and wants, or you may quickly find that a venue with initial appeal quickly spirals into a logistical nightmare.
Make sure to consider your ideal wedding date or at least a range, number of guests and ideal capacity, budget, and how much help you’ll want planning and coordinating your special day.
With these specifics in mind, you’ll be able to find a wedding venue with availability when you’re planning to tie the knot, spaces to accommodate everyone on your guest list, included products and services that help you stay in budget, and an on-site wedding coordinator if you’ll need one.
2. Consider Your Guests
Yes, your wedding is your special day, but you’re likely to maximize your fun and memories if you know your guests are having a good time, too.
When you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue, keep in mind logistics and expectations for your guests.
For example, at some venues, you can have your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in one general location, which can make the day a little less overwhelming for your guests. You might even look at wedding venues with shuttle service or overnight lodgings nearby.
Cost to your guests is another factor to keep in mind. If you’re throwing a destination wedding and asking your guests to do extensive travel, make sure they’ll feel catered to with comfortable lodging choices, well-organized events, and a memorable wedding day that makes it all worth it.
3. Don’t Compromise on Your Vision and Style
Do you dream of glittering chandeliers, towering flower centerpieces, sensuous satin linens, and a large, live band? If this is your ideal wedding, then it’s unlikely that a small, rustic outdoor setting is going to be able to complement your style. A sleek and stylish banquet hall might be more to your liking.
There’s nothing wrong with having preferences, and wedding venues want to make your dreams come true. Make sure you’re upfront with your ideas and theme when you’re touring locations so the venue can be honest in return about whether or not they’re a good match.
And if you get the feeling that they’ll try to make you fit in their box, you may want to look for a wedding venue that isn’t afraid to let you leave your personal touch.
Your ideal wedding venue might surprise you. Some couples can’t find the perfect venue close to home, and realize that a destination wedding is their perfect fit. Learn more about how Hangers Weddings and Events can help find you the perfect Grenada wedding venue at https://www.hangersgrenada.com/.