Wedding planning can be a lot of fun and let’s be honest, a LOT of stress! One of the very first decisions you will be making is where you will be getting married. Your wedding date and venue decision go hand in hand.
Here are 5 tips when deciding on your wedding venue:
If you are planning on having a cocktail style wedding with black ties and high heels, you will want to book a venue that compliments this style. It wouldn’t make sense to use a friend’s backyard for this particular wedding style. Scope them all out, until you find the perfect one!
One great way to find a wedding venue is to ask your social media following and friends for their recommendations. You will get quite a list going and it will give you a starting place. It will also allow you to reach out to that person directly and ask for more information including their honest opinion. Be sure to check out wedding websites as well like The Knot and Wedding Wire to see what reviews were left.
One thing couples tend to forget to take into consideration is asking how much time you are allotted when booking their venue. Do they let you have it for an entire weekend where you can have rehearsal on Friday, your wedding on Saturday, and clean-up on Sunday or do they not allow you to arrive until Saturday morning and have everything cleaned up by 3 am? Ask these questions when researching venues!
Not everyone wants to book a well-known venue. Get creative and think outside the box. Is there a nearby golf course, a student union building on campus, or a neat tourist attraction you want to say ‘I do’ at?
If you already know who will be photographing your wedding, ask them for great recommendations. Chances are, they have a list waiting to hand you. Photographers always have the best venue options, because they will only give you venues that they truly want to return to and that have great photography options.
I hope these 5 tips help you in your search of finding the perfect wedding venue for you two as a couple and that compliments your wedding style. Looking for your dream wedding photographer? Let’s chat!
Brianne Dean-Hultzman • September 18, 2019
Based in San Antonio, TX..
Serving Hill Country, Bourne, New Braunfels, Helotes & Beyond
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