The day has come for you and your loved one to tie the knot. As exciting as this day is, now it is time for the real fun – planning your special day. Choosing your venue is step one and the most exciting because it brings your fairytale wedding to life. Since your wedding venue will more than likely be the most expensive detail of your wedding, there are a few things to think about before making your final decision. The very first question you have to ask is if you are going to have your ceremony and reception at the same location. As trivial as this may be, it really makes a difference in costs, travel, and overall wedding day details.
The most important detail you want to pay particular attention to when deciding whether or not to have your wedding ceremony and reception at two different venues, is the cost. This is a major deciding factor for most soon-to-be newly weds. Reserving and renting the venues, paying for the staff to make sure your day runs smoothly, paying for the specific vendors to set up there and then move, and additional facility costs can all add up pretty quickly. Not only do you have to think about separate venue costs, you need to think about time as well. Usually, wedding venues grant you a certain amount of time at each location and if you go over or need more time, it can become very costly. So, choosing a wedding venue that caters to both your ceremony and reception can save you a lot of time, headache, and most importantly money.
Another imperative factor you want to keep in mind as you research your wedding venue options are your beloved guests, who are taking the time to share your special day with you. Having to travel to two different locations can be a hassle for your guests, especially if you have a large wedding guest count. Your day is certainly about tying the knot for you two lovebirds, but you want to make sure your guests are comfortable throughout the process as well. In addition to travel time, this can also effect how smoothly things run. Making sure all your vendors arrive on time is extremely important to not only you both, but to your guests as well. By having your wedding at one venue, you will not have to worry about shifting your entire wedding from one location to another.
From the moment of engagement to the excitement of planning your wedding’s every detail, your wedding venue will be the very piece that brings everything to life. Booking your wedding at one venue is the easiest and best way to make sure everything runs smoothly on your day. There are endless possibilities that your venue can create for you. So take the time to research your options and choose the best venue that will cater to your style, theme, and most importantly your budget.