Key Considerations To Simplify Your Choice Of Wedding Venue

Posted on: 31 May 2018

Planning a wedding is a whirlwind time of a seemingly endless array of decisions you have to make. Luckily, while some might not be so simple, choosing your venue doesn't have to be complicated. When you think about the type of wedding event venue that's right for you from a practical perspective, you can narrow down your options quickly and easily. Here are a few key things to think about.

Are You Planning A Religious Ceremony?

When you're planning a ceremony that's faith-based, you will have fewer options for your wedding venue. In most cases, it will mean choosing the church that you or your significant other attend. Sometimes, you can talk with the pastor or other officiant about holding the ceremony elsewhere, but if you really want that religious undertone, there's nothing better than having your wedding ceremony in the church.

If you and your significant other have different religious backgrounds, this may not be an option. You'll have to talk this out together and determine what's best for you as a couple. Sometimes, a non-denominational ceremony in a neutral location is best for these types of weddings.

How Much Prep Work Are You Able To Do?

Another thing you should consider is how much work you're able to put into preparing the location. When you decide to get married in a function hall or other event space, you'll often have to do all of the decorating and organization yourself. That means either having a bridal party that's willing to do it for you, or having enough time before the ceremony to do it yourself.

If you get married in a church, there's much less preparation and decorating to be done, and sometimes the families involved can do it quickly the morning of the ceremony. Make sure you're practical about how much time you'll have and about how much you're asking of your guests before you choose your destination.

How Large Is Your Wedding?

You'll need to have a general idea of how many guests you'll have at your wedding before you can choose the proper venue. After all, you don't want to commit to a small function hall or a tiny chapel if you're planning to invite 300 people to your wedding. Make sure that you, your significant other, and your families talk about the guest list expectations so that you can consider venue capacity carefully as you start to narrow down your choices.