Your wedding day should be the best and the happiest day of your life, right? For many people, though, the process of getting to that day is more stressful than most other situations they experience. Of all the stressful aspects of planning a wedding, one of the most challenging is finding the perfect wedding venue. If you’re stuck on this step, there is no need to worry because we are here to help you out! Keep reading to find out some simple tips that will help you find the best wedding venue for your big day.
Set a Budget First
There is nothing more frustrating than following in love with something and then realizing its way out of your price range. Avoid this feeling of crushing disappointment and know how much you can afford to spend before you begin shopping. This approach is going to stop you from wasting time looking at venues that are way beyond the limits of your budget.
You should take some time to sit down with whoever is helping to pay for the wedding and talk to them about the venue budget. Do your best to come up with a price range. Then, do some research to find venues that will fit within that range and visit those venues only. Don’t even bother visiting more expensive ones, because they are going to break your heart.
Be Flexible with the Date
If you are dead-set on getting married on a Saturday in June, you are going to have to start planning your wedding pretty far in advance, because finding that date is going to be HARD. Saturdays and prime days for most wedding venues, which is reflected in their prices and availability.
A good way to secure the right venue and stick to your budget is to be flexible with your wedding date. Getting married midweek can open up more options and lower the price of the venue quite a bit.
Choose a Theme
If you’re having a hard time choosing between different venues, it can help to take a step back and think about the theme of your wedding. Do you want a casual, laid-back affair? If so, then an outdoor venue will help you to achieve that vibe. On the other hand, you want something more formal, a banquet hall will be more likely to fit the bill.
Many wedding venues have strict rules about the type of food you can offer at your wedding. Certain wedding venues might even require you to work with their caterers or pay an additional fees to bring in outside food and drinks. So, make sure that you are taking this into account when you’re putting together your budget. As well as, when thinking about the type of food you want to offer.