So your other half has got down on one knee and made you the happiest person in the world. But now it is time for the real excitement to start - the wedding planning. All couples want their big day to be special but it is without doubt an event that takes lots of planning and the wedding venue is arguably the most important part of the process.
Here at the advertiser.ie we provide you with the top tips for selecting a wedding venue.
1 Number of guests
Estimate a figure of guests before drawing up a list of venues. The number of guests will have a big impact on your venue search as if you are thinking about having more than 200 guests then you will probably go for a hotel, an exclusive hire venue, or a marquee. Weddings which are smaller than 50 guests will see a restaurant or small private venue as the best choice.
2 Consider logistics
When you are drawing up a list of venues consider where the venue may be. Is the venue far away from guests? Is it easily accessible? Does it have enough beds to house your guests?
3 Your catering needs
For guests, the dinner is probably the most important aspects of the day. A bad dinner can result in many people's days being spoiled. Check to see if your potential venue caters for specific food needs such as lactose and gluten intolerances.
4 Visit your potential venue more than once
Once you have whittled down your list of options to the top two or three, go back and visit them again. Visit the venues around the time of day you will get married. Note whether or not the lighting and the look of the place is the same.
5 Talk to other couples
If your venue is near your home, it is likely you will know a couple who have had their reception there. Ask them about their experience and if they would recommend it.
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