Your wedding is a magical day that deserves every consideration. It’s definitely important that you research the venue that you’re choosing.
The venue is one of the most critical wedding details to hash out. If you’d like to make sure you’re not overlooking any part of your wedding planning, read on and consider these five variables.
Hire a Coordinator to Hash Out Wedding Details on the Day Of the Event
Your decision in choosing a coordinator is vital. The coordinator handles the wedding details to make sure you’re not forgetting anything.
Make sure that your coordinator is familiar with the venue and available on the day of the wedding. This way, they can control the flow of traffic, get people in the right position and communicate with officials so you can relax and enjoy your day.
A day-of wedding coordinator costs about $1,500 and is worth every dime.
Consider Color, Lighting, and Sound
When choosing your venue, you need to make sure it photographs well and shows up on video. This affects your wedding party color scheme and decorations.
You’ll also need to consider the building acoustics, so you can put your DJ in a position to succeed. Make sure you look into an audio-video setup that is best for the location you choose.
Get a Headcount for Seating Arrangements
The size of the venue is also a key factor to consider. Start by getting a headcount for how many people you want at your wedding.
This immediately dictates which venues you reach out to. Find out how many people they comfortably hold, and how they’ll be arranged. From here, it’s easier for you to send out invitations having all the right information in front of you.
Decide on Alcohol
Decide early whether or not you’re going to serve alcohol at your reception. If so, you’ll need to decide between an open bar, cash bar or consumption bar.
Each has its pros and cons, and will directly affect how much money you spend. Be sure that you look into factors like the time of day of the wedding, and drink preferences.
You may also want to do a cocktail hour, which allows people to enjoy wine, beer, and spirits, while they wait for the wedding party to arrive.
Plan Out the Location and Logistics
Finally, location is everything when you’re planning out your wedding reception venue.
If you’re having people traveling from out of town, they need to easily be able to find their way. You may want to book some hotel rooms in the venue or nearby to make it easier for guests to relax and enjoy the festivities.
Always provide thorough directions and information for people to be able to get to and from the venue with ease. Also, check on the services that your wedding venue offer. Many include shuttles and other forms of transportation.
Do Your Research When Choosing a Venue
As you can see, a lot of information goes into mapping out your wedding details. The more you look into these matters, the easier it’ll be to decide on your venue.
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