After your engagement, expect people to start asking where and when the wedding will take place as soon after they congratulate you on your engagement. This question is not easy for any couple to answer. Gone are the days when your wedding venue was the small church or garden in your hometown. These days, there is a lot more to consider if you want to make a lasting impression.
You need to start shopping for the perfect venue for your wedding early enough. Many brides who postpone the process of shopping for a wedding venue end up settling for less than they hopes for simply because their dream venue is already booked.
Don’t be excited and book the first wedding venue you visit during the early stages of wedding planning. Most couples who do this, end up signing contracts without adequate knowledge of the wedding venue. You need to get every single detail about the venue and then give yourself some time to think if it’s right for you. Some of the questions you need to ask yourselves as you decide on the venue include:
- How many guests will you need the wedding venue to fit?
- What is the time of day that your wedding will take place?
- What can you afford?
- Is the venue strategically located?