Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Venue
A wedding venue plays a significant role on your day because it sets the wedding mood. Food, decorations, and other details will follow later. Choosing your wedding venue wisely so you can turn your dream into reality.
1. Choose your wedding venue within the wedding budget
First, you need to allocate how many percentages of your budget is for the venue. There is no science for this but you can always discuss it with your partner. You can set a range to give you flexibility in choosing the venue, for example, 10% for wedding venue only, or 20% for an all-inclusive one. You also need to consider how many percentages the deposit is and if it is refundable. Next, you need to search for the venues that suits your allocated budget and inspect them. Lastly, once you have found your favorite venue, seal the deal to anticipate the rate increment.
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2. Pay attention to the inclusions offered to choose your wedding venue with the best value
In conjunction with the budget, you need to know what can the venue prepares for you with your wedding budget. Does it include food and drink? Decoration? Or maybe a room discount for your guests? Every place has a different package to offer. You can find one that suits your need. First, consider your daily schedule- if you have enough time to search for catering, decoration other than venue? If no, a package that incorporates venue, catering and decoration might be perfect. Second, consider your guests’ experience. If you have many guests from outside the states, a room discount might be a point to consider.
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3. Choose your wedding venue that suits your wedding style: Country, Rustic Rooftop, Winery, ocean
Do you prefer a wedding amid the bushland with a country-side charm? An-old-barn wedding? Or a casual wedding with skyline view? There are plenty of venues to choose in Australia from country to rooftop, wineries to the ocean, rustic to modern. In other words, this country has a lot to offer. So, we post articles on recommended wedding venues with different style in some regions in Australia for your reference.
4. Prompt Service of the wedding coordinator is crucial
Does the staff reply to your e-mail quickly with a clear explanation? How do they respond to your questions? The service takes a significant part in choosing a venue because it will determine if your special day will go as you planned. So, it is important to spare your time to visit your wedding location or have a call with the person in charge (if you are choosing a distant venue) to learn how they work.
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5. Find a venue with recommended catering or you can book an outside catering
Either on-site or outside catering, it is recommended to make sure that your guests will have good quality food. On-site catering is usually easier for you, so you do not need to search for caterer again. But, if you already have your preferred caterer, then you need to know if the venue has a place to prepare the catering. You may request a food tasting to the caterer to see the quality of food. You can also consult them if there is any possible allergy or dietary rules that your guests might have.
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6.The location of your wedding venue should be easily discoverable
Is the location strategic- easy to find for those who are unfamiliar with the area? Accessible for a car? If no, how long do your invitees have to walk to reach your venue? Make everything as seamless at it can be so your suppliers and guests can arrive at the venue on time. But if you prefer a quite hidden location, a clear direction is needed. It can be in the form of virtual location or signage boards that lead the entrance from the main road to the venue.
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7. Choose your wedding venue that can accommodate your number of Guests
Keep in mind that you already have a range for your number of guests: family, friends, and relatives. Then, find a venue that can fit the number of invitees. If you book both ceremony and reception spaces, make sure both venues can cater all your guests because it will not be comfortable cramming your guests into an unfit space.
8. Find a venue with nearby accommodation or overnight accommodation for family
If you have friends or family members who need to travel for hours to your wedding, consider finding overnight rooms for them. You can choose a hotel at your venue or a place that is close to a hotel. In fact, some hotel venues include a room discount for family and friends.
In short, deciding your venue needs a research and discussion with your partner. You will need some time to find the right venue, but take your time because your wedding location will determine the experience on the wedding day. Last but not least, happy planning!
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