How to plan your wedding?

Wedding venue

Tips for choosing a venue

When organising your wedding, there are a lot of things to consider: the date, your guest list, the dress, and several significant considerations, like who will be at your wedding party

The choice of your wedding location, on the other hand, is one that you should not take lightly. The venue you choose is one of the most critical aspects of your wedding since it serves as the foundation for your day, the backdrop for your wedding photos, and the setting for creating lifelong memories. So, how can you be sure you’re making the greatest decision possible?

When choosing a wedding venue, there are a few things to keep in mind

Before you begin, a word of advice: Take your time. Searching for your ideal wedding location with no time constraints can be easier and a lot more interesting! As with any choice, the more study and time you can devote, the more satisfying the end will be

It’s pointless to search for a venue if you don’t know what you want; address these issues from the outset of your search, and you’ll be well on your way to finding a winner.

a. Budget:

A reasonable budget is something that every couple should accomplish before commencing on their epic wedding planning journey. A budget may not seem like the most exciting issue, but without it, you’ll be on your way to a more complicated procedure where you’ll fall prey to several planning faults and errors.

Begin by determining how much you want to spend on your wedding and then divide your budget into several categories while investigating each element, such as your location, food and drink, photographer, decor, and so on.

b. Estimate the number of people that will be attending.

To choose your ideal wedding location, you’ll need to know how many guests you’ll be inviting, so you can figure out if you want a venue that can accommodate 100-120 people, over 200 people, or a dedicated smaller intimate venue that’s perfect for Micro Weddings.

If you have your heart set on a wedding with 100 guests, start by writing down everyone you want to invite. Many couples have informed us that when they started putting down names and their desired guest list quantity was not possible since it left no invites for important guests or divided family members. This initial figure of 100 might suddenly rise to 150 or fall to 75, drastically altering your venue search.

c. The Location

Your wedding location is totally up to you as a couple, whether it’s in your neighborhood, a few kilometers away, or in a completely another city, but you’ll need to narrow down your options before choosing which venue is ideal for you.

Make A List Of The Essential Items

While the majority of venues provide similar services, some have unique laws and restrictions that you should be aware of. It’s a good idea to sit down and make a list of all the things you definitely, really must have from your wedding location. Let’s look at some of the most important must-have aspects that can end up on your list.

  1. Accommodation – When organizing a wedding with numerous out-of-town guests, a venue offering on-site accommodations might be considered a requirement.

  2.  Licensed – For your wedding ceremony to be legally recognized, the venue must first get a marriage license. Some places have many sections where you can legally marry, while others just offer a symbolic ceremony.

  3. Catering – Do you want your venue to provide catering as part of their service, or do you want to hire your caterers? This essentially boils down to the sort of cuisine you want on the day; if you’re a true foodie, the style of catering will undoubtedly be one of your must-haves.

  4. Live Music – If hiring a band or acoustic artist is a top priority, check and make sure the locations you’re considering don’t have a sound limit or don’t allow live music at all.

  5. Fireworks – Seeing an incredible fireworks show is another popular addition to a wedding day. However, some places have strict restrictions prohibiting their use, so do your homework to prevent disappointment.

Availability For The Date You’ve Chosen

When it comes to shortlisting locations, availability should be one of your priorities. Some venues’ most popular dates will be filled 5-6 months in advance.

a. Pay a visit to a few potential venues personally.

The digital presence of venues increased significantly in 2020, from virtual tours to personal Zoom calls, with more and more video footage truly allowing you to see the location itself, although visits are undoubtedly worthwhile when safety permits. They enable you to soak in the ambiance while also providing you with a greater sense of scale and space, Take experts who will be planning and executing your big day with you if you have the chance. So they can tell you if it’ll work for your ideal wedding or what alterations you’ll need to make it work.

If travel distance allows, we recommend visiting locations twice: first as a consultation to visit as a blank canvas and then again at a wedding event. Even if the decor isn’t to your liking, seeing the venue set up might help you make your final selection.

Take a checklist with you to venue viewings, so you can compare venues, think of relevant questions to ask what you need to know, and things to think about.


Weddings are expensive, but they are also part of a very competitive industry, so if you can attempt to save money and the venue is willing to work with you, it is worth it. Depending on the location, you may be able to arrange several lower-cost accommodations for your guests. Even the tiniest elements can have a significant influence on your overall budget.

Visualize how you’re going to make it your own

So, you’ve decided on a wedding location, you know where it’ll be held, and you’ve set the date. Now comes the fun part: imagining all the different ways you’ll decorate, create, and theme the room to suit your personalities as a pair. Of course, the main ambient, mood, and vibe of your big day will be determined by the venue in its most basic form; nevertheless, there are sure to be several things you can do to further personalize it and create the ideal environment for your dream wedding.

When it comes to decorating and adorning your wedding location, there are many possibilities. Floristry, wedding day stationery, extra lighting, picture booths, artisan mobile cuisine, and neon lights are just a few examples.

Done with the planning?

Booking your wedding location is one of the first decisions you’ll make as part of your wedding planning process, and it demands your full attention. As you can see, there are many useful hints for selecting the ideal venue for you, but relax, follow your heart, and enjoy the exciting alternatives available.

‘Creative Curators’  is ready to hold your hand when it comes to finding your venue, with inspiring ideas & real weddings, and a diverse wedding venue portfolio containing the best the world has to offer when it comes to places to say ‘I Do’.

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