5 Things People May Not Think About When Choosing a Wedding Venue

The wedding planning has begun! You have an idea of when you want to get married, but now it's time to secure the venue. How do you find the perfect place that fits your wants and needs? Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help! Below are a few tips and things that not everyone thinks about when considering a venue for a wedding. Follow them and you're sure to not go wrong!

1. Ask Your Vendors For Suggestions.

Most people feel like the venue is one of the first things you have to nail down. While it is important to choose a venue and set your date, you don't have to start there. Do you have a photographer that you just have to work with? Or a caterer that you've dreamed would always make the food for your wedding? Ask those vendors what wedding venues they have successfully worked with in the past. Their recommendations may help you look at places that you hadn't thought of. In addition, having a team of vendors that's worked well together in the past will only make your special day run that much more smoothly.

2. Read Online Reviews and Ask for References.

Just because a venue looks gorgeous at first glance doesn't mean it's going to be the right venue for you. Be sure to read multiple reviews and ask to talk to brides that have recently been married there. Happy brides are typically willing to give you their input on the venue and vendors they used. You want to make sure the venue staff is easy to work with and that they work well with other vendors. By reading reviews before visiting the venue, you'll have an idea of what questions you'll want to be sure to ask and you'll have some knowledge on warning signs to be wary of.

3. Understand the Venue's Vendor Policy.

Some venues have policies on which vendors they will work with, and often times that list is quite limited. One of the worst things that can happen is you book a venue only to find out that you can't choose your own caterer. You also don't want to assume that a venues vendor list is the best of the best. This can be a headache if you're forced to work with someone you don't like or doesn't understand your vision for your special day. Some venues may let you work with other vendors, but they will charge you an extra fee for doing so. Spend some time looking through vendors and making sure everyone will be able to work together, within your budget, before booking your venue.

4. Consider the Ceremony and the Reception.

Often times people opt to have two venues, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. If you have your heart set on getting married in your little home town church, there might not be enough space or the proper facilities to accommodate the reception. Make sure when you are choosing two separate venues that you consider your guests. How far will they have to travel? Is it easy to get from the ceremony location to the reception location. How is parking at either location? Do either of the venues have a maximum capacity? Sometimes choosing one location for both the ceremony and the reception will be easier and can also cut down on your budget.

5. There's No Such Thing As Too Many Questions.

The venue is one of the most important decisions of the wedding planning process. You want to make sure it accommodates your wants and needs, as well as those of your guests and your vendors. Before visiting a venue for consideration, create a list of important questions. Sometimes you can be swept up in the moment and forget things that you wanted to ask. Having a pre-made list will help you stay on track and ensure you get all your important questions answered. You can always add on questions if you think of more during the visit. There's no such thing as too many questions when it comes to planning your special day. You want to make sure everything is perfect!

Once you've secured your venue, it's time to move on to the most exciting part of the wedding planning experience, bridal gown shopping in South Florida! Here at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect dress for your big day. We offer a wide selection of affordable wedding dresses at our bridal boutique in Royal Palm Beach. Give us a call at 561-793-4633 to book your appointment with us today!

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10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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