It’s a week of wedding planning advice for the newly engaged! If you’re one of those brides, we’ve created a blueprint for your first few steps.
To recap the past few days, you’ve established your budget, created your guest list and hired someone to assist with at least a portion of your wedding planning.
The next step is to select your wedding reception venue. It’s important to come up with a budget before getting to this step to make sure you can actually afford the venue of your choice. Also, you needed a guest list so you would know what size venue you require. So, if your guest list is made up of 200 guests, you know that a venue that can only accommodate 150 won’t work for you. It’s better to know this before you sign the contract with the venue and then come up with your guest list. And, of course, your wedding planner can assist you with the venue selection process if you need some guidance.
To select your ideal venue, you may want to start by doing some research (online or by phone) to eliminate the locations that don’t fit your vision:
-What kind of venue fits your idea of an ideal reception location? Think about it before you start visiting places. If you know you want a venue that’s sleek and modern, you can go ahead and skip the historic homes in your area.
-If you know you want your event to reflect a wine vineyard concept, skip the places that don’t allow alcohol.