Getting married? When? Where? These are not always easy questions to answer, especially when the answers are loaded with almost every detail imaginable. Planning a wedding can be very stressful but adequate preparation is key to simplifying the event.
Everyone has some sort of idea of where their special day with that special someone should take place. Wedding venues can be difficult decisions for any couple to make but, with proper planning and patience, finding the perfect locale will give you peace of mind. Knowing answers to questions such as theme, time of year, number of guests, and your budget should be on any couple’s checklist for picking the right venue.
Incorporating your passions, personality, budget, and time of year could all be things for soon-to-be newlyweds to consider while wedding planning. Knowing in advance the length of time you have to choose your ideal spot can boil down to the season of choice.
For example, couples who plan to wed in the warmer seasons are more likely to pick an outdoor venue such as a park, the beach, a family’s backyard, or go to extremes such as a mountain top, a skyscraper, or far above the clouds in an airplane. Other options include destination weddings to exotic, or dangerous locales, such as the rim of an active volcano, a glacier, caverns, or even in outer space.
For couples who plan on saying “I do” during colder seasons, traditional indoor venues such as a church, your home, a local hotel banquet hall, a country club, or even a barn may prove to be more intimate settings for tying the knot.
All seasons considered, you and your spouse-to-be may be drawn to venues with a more historic feel about them. Interesting spots could include an aging New England inn, a Southern plantation, a century-old courthouse, or an “Old West” ranch.
No one wants to begin their life together in a financial bind so, to stay under budget, consider non-traditional venues such as museums, zoos, art galleries, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, vineyards, backyards, local, state, and national parks, beaches, libraries, university campuses, or botanical gardens.
Coincidentally, the first rule of real estate also applies to picking a great wedding venue. If you do not remember anything else, remember the mantra, “location, location, location”, so that you too may be blessed with the most-memorable, not to mention the most affordable, wedding. Regardless of the venue of your choice, whether extreme, extravagant, or economical, the result should always be the same: a wedding at the venue of your dreams.