“Your wedding venue is more than just a setting; it is the place where memories are made, so set the date, and then let your imagination take over.” –Author Unknown
Planning a wedding, albeit exciting, is one of the most stressful endeavors one could ever attempt.
Sure, the entire process might be tinged with hints of excitement and thrill—after all; one would most certainly be looking forward to their wedding day in apt anticipation. But in your efforts to try and make everything perfect and ideal, things could get complicated and messy. As a result, there are things that could possibly go awry leaving you to compromise. In this regard, you are looking at a potential stress-fest that is bound to grate your nerves. However, do know that while wedding planning can be a bit stressful, it does not have to be impossible—at least not when you approach it in a strategic manner. Among the things you can do to ensure a stress-free wedding is to plan it as early as possible—starting with the biggest aspect of your wedding day: your wedding venue. Sure, you can choose one from an array of affordable wedding venues, but affordable is just one characteristic. It is still imperative that you consider other elements as well that would contribute to making your wedding day the way you envisioned it to be.
Moreover, selecting an appropriate wedding would mitigate the blunders that might have happened on that particular day had you chosen differently. In any case, when it comes to selecting an ideal wedding venue, here are the things you should be looking out for:
1.) Offers All-Inclusive
If you are the type of bride who wishes to have everything taken care of with just a single transaction, you might want to go for a venue that offers you an all-inclusive package. All-inclusive packages ensure that you can be stress-free while making all of the arrangements yourself—all you need to do is choose. Everything will then be covered right within the package so nothing would be left out and you would not have to rush in and out for little things that might have been neglected. Ensuring you have a perfect wedding day is the venue management’s main priority and responsibility.
2.) Up-to-Date Technology
Today, one segment of the wedding reception would feature a video that highlights the life of the bride and the groom before they were married. With this mind, the usage of multimedia is heavily relied on which would then require your wedding venue to have all the essentials from the microphone to the speakers to ensure this can be showcased to your guests. Moreover, the wedding venue itself must be well-equipped to accommodate any technological needs your videographer might need. Sure, your videographer would most likely provide the necessary items, but this would all be for naught if the place itself cannot handle video projections and the like.
3.) Provides Outdoor Seating
Consider indoor seating as more of a contingency plan more than anything else. It would be a shame to waste good weather being cooped indoors. Moreover, apart from maximizing your wedding venue space, it also allows you to be around and enjoy nature. Outdoor seating and arrangements are perfect for weddings held in the summer. For a bit more flair and panache, you can serve your guests refreshing cocktail drinks and some snacks while they wait. Not only would they have something to cool themselves from the summer sun, but they would also enjoy the feel of the weather while being part of your event.
4.) Expansive Space
Ideal venues should always be spacious enough—not only to accommodate your wedding guests, but to make enough room for everyone without the stifling feeling of being all bunched up together. In a sense, your wedding venue should provide enough space to roam around so as to ensure you and your wedding guests would not feel like a bunch of sardines huddled up together inside a can.
5.) Delicious Food
Of course, your wedding food makes part of the entire experience. If you wish to give your guests a memorable experience, make sure to feed them with enough food. Moreover, to really make an impression, food should be delicious as well.