Choosing a wedding location can be as easy as 1−2−3 for some persons. While for others, it is a daunting task which can leave you wishing for help. Well help is here with 10 steps to help you choose the perfect wedding day location.
STEP 1……..Choose a location that you like or even love!!!. Somewhere you had envisioned where you have always wanted to be married. Do not choose somewhere because your friends love it. Remember this is your wedding day, and it should reflect your choices.
STEP 2…….Think practical and within your budget. Choose a Venue you can afford. Remember, the venue is just one of your many wedding expenses.
STEP 3………Choose a Venue that is accessible to your guests. The majority of your guests should not have to drive 4 or 5 hours to get to your wedding. Additionally, your guests should not be subjected to spend on overnight accommodation in order to attend your wedding.
STEP 4………Choose a venue that can accommodate your dreams. If your dream is to have lots of flowering plants at your wedding, then you may want to look at a Botanical Garden and not a Church.
STEP 5……….Choose a Venue that have proper working facilities ie. restrooms and proper lighting. Many persons assume that these facilities are of acceptable standards and are many times disappointed on their wedding day.
STEP 6……….When choosing an outdoor venue, ask about plan B in the event or rain. If there is no plan B, then you must accept that you will provide same, be it a Tent or otherwise.
STEP 7………..Be very clear on the “close off” time for your wedding reception. If you want to party until midnight, ensure that this will be allowed.
STEP 8………..”The writing is on the wall”. Be careful of venues needing a paint job, or having a bad leak or cracked flooring. If all these things are visible now, they may be still visible on your wedding day.
STEP 9………..Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions!!!!! Do not assume the answers to whatever concerns you may have. If the wedding venue cannot provide you with answers, then it may not be the place you want to do business with.
STEP 10………Get it in writing!!! Confirmation, promises, payments etc. should be provided to you in writing. Ask for it and ensure that you receive it.