Every detail involved in the wedding planning process matters. During the long, and often stressful, process of planning the big day, trying to account for everything can feel overwhelming. It takes tons of preparation to get ready for even the smallest things.

Although we have wedding advice articles to help you along your way, we’d like to dive into something different. Although food & catering services remain a top priority, we’re here to help you pick out the perfect wedding venue.

As they say, location is everything! To make sure your day isn’t just a memory of the best man’s speech, we’re excited to give you a few tips for determining the ideal wedding stage. Read on!

Stay on Theme

This may be a more obvious one, but staying aligned with the theme of your wedding is crucial. Although we all have an idea of a perfect vacation wedding in mind, this may not always be the best option. When you consider the theme of your wedding, think of venues that best pair along with it.

According to the co-owner and creative director of Bash, Kait Costanti, “If you’re planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries, well-designed restaurant spaces, or warehouses. On the flip side, a wedding incorporating more natural elements works well with outdoor venues such as parks, backyards, and ranches.”

Overall, the venue you select should align with your theme but also should be a place you genuinely connect with.

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

Know Your Guest List

Sure, this is YOUR special day, but guests matter too. Being accommodating to the requests of your attendees should be at the forefront of venue decision-making.

If you choose a venue that is too intimate, you run the risk of it being overcrowded. On the flip side, if you’re too ambitious with your venue planning, celebrations may feel spread out and distant.

By keeping your guest list in mind, you can begin to plan out the more logistical side of things. You may find the perfect wedding venue to be a compromise between what you WANT and what you NEED.

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

Keep Budget in Mind

Ah, the not-so-fun part of things – budget. Even though it’s never fun to be constantly reminded of your financial status during wedding planning, it is 100% necessary. You can’t just rent a venue and expect everything to come with it. The perfect wedding stage includes a prime location but also the proper décor. Do you have room in your budget for everything else that you’d expect?

When you begin to prioritize your budget, you can determine which venue is the most appropriate in terms of style & affordability.

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