How to choose a wedding venue

While each wedding-related decision plays a part in your big day, there are a few choices that make a bigger impact than others. One of the biggest? Your venue. Choosing your wedding venue wisely is an absolute must. Here are some tips to help you make the best decision for you and husband to be.

It should also fit into your budget. While not all these elements revolve around money management, you'll notice that many are designing to help you get the most bang for your buck. That means paying attention to venue package types (will this vendor provide space, food, and drink?) and its overall capacity (are you wasting money on space you don't need?). Ahead, the rest of your wedding venue questions—answered.


Choosing a venue will be one of the first wedding planning moves you make, so you'll likely want to kick off your search on the earlier side. But it all comes down to your personal preference. "If you are particular when it comes to the venue, the earlier the better. Great venues get booked quickly, so the sooner you get started the more likely you are to snag your first choice.

Date Flexibility

Speaking of timelines, what comes first? Picking a wedding date or choosing a venue? Jewish weddings are usually planned by date first and then you start looking for the venue of your dreams. It is best to have flexibility, otherwise you might find yourself stuck with the next best venue!


Choosing a location can sometimes be tricky. You should find out the venue's accessibility. Can it be easily reached or is it way out of the way? Will directions be straightforward enough for out-of-town guests? These factors become especially important if you want all your family and friends to be a part of your Simcha.


Choosing a space that "coincides with your vision". Ultimately, your venue's style comes down to personal preference and who you are as a bride. Don’t drive yourself crazy looking at too many venues because it will confuse and frustrate you. Remember that your wedding designer can add elements to your venue which will give it the atmosphere you are trying to create.


Knowing how many guests you would like to have at your wedding should be a factor weighed in while looking for your venue. Most places will tell you the minimum they want for a booking and the max capacity the place will hold. Try not to hire a venue that is too big for your guest because you will end up paying extra for your designer to disguise it.

These guidelines should put you on the right track to finding the venue you have always dreamed of. Still feeling overwhelmed? A stylish event begins long before the guests arrive. It begins with masterful planning. Let Weddings by Totally Tanya create your dream wedding stress free.



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