If you’re recently engaged and are looking for a wedding venue, firstly, congratulations are in order! So, with the excitement of the engagement still fresh in your memory, you’ve probably already started planning everything out.

It’s only natural if you feel a bit flustered, but here’s a great tip. Start your planning centred around the venue, it will help determine a lot of factors once you have it settled. That’s why we’ve put together a couple of considerations you can keep in mind when booking your venue:

Your date

First things first, your wedding date. Not only will the date you have in mind give you a clear indication of how your wedding will look, it will also influence your choice of venues. For example, if you want to book a venue on a public holiday, you’ll probably have to book at least a year in advance. So, setting your date, and starting to plan around it, is the best step to a relatively fluster-free planning experience.

Your number of guests

Who will be coming to the happy day? Getting a list together of the people you and your partner want to share the happy day with, will go a long way in helping you plan the wedding. With a finalised guest list, you can start looking at venues that will be able to accommodate for the amount of guests likely to attend.

Your budget

What you’re willing to spend, as you’re probably well aware by now, will determine everything from your clothing, the venue, décor, catering, photographer, and many other factors. It’s often a good idea to see what your budget is looking like, and then see which venue will best suit that budget. Remember some venues have added services that can make the decision an easier one, so be sure to do your research!

Your theme

Your choice of wedding theme will definitely be influenced by your wedding date, and the venue you have chosen. A summer wedding will no doubt differ from a spring or winter one. Be sure to speak to the venue organisers so they can make your theme a reality. Also, a good idea is to visit the venue during the time of day that your wedding is scheduled to take place. This will give you a great idea of how everything will look on your special day.

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