If you’ve never planned a wedding, you may not realize just how much time most couples can spend searching for the perfect venue. You know what they, “Location, location, location.”
The same is true exchanging nuptials. The tossing of the bride’s bouquet and the removing of the bride’s garter are wedding traditions that the bride and groom will remember for the rest of their lives. That’s why it’s so crucial to have a setting that’ll be memorable for you and your guests.
Some couples choose a wedding venue that requires a plane ticket or at least a multi-hour drive for most of their guests, while others prefer to keep things local and convenient for the majority. Of course, it’s impossible to accommodate everyone, and it’s important to remember that the number one consideration should be the satisfaction of the couple reciting their marriage vows.
The types of venues available
The good news is, there are more and more wedding venues springing up all the time. Couples are demanding more than ever before for that most special event, and that means luxurious venues at surprisingly affordable prices. Competition is high and so is the quality of service and amenities at many venues near you.
Depending on your location, there are venues that may emphasize various climatic themes such as an oceanside setting or a green oasis complete with waterfalls and lush green grass. Maybe you want to host your wedding in a more modern environment. Those are also available and may feature high-rise views of the city and elaborate dance floors with top-of-the-line sound systems. If the temperature is right, there are even outdoor venues for a more nature-themed wedding.
How to decide
While many couples choose to simply let the woman in the relationship choose the venue she prefers, we’ve found that the most successful weddings and receptions happen when both sides have some input. Everyone’s idea of the perfect wedding night is a little different, so it’s important to incorporate some of the preferences of the bride and the groom.
Furthermore, two heads are most certainly better than one when it comes to planning weddings. Your significant other may have an idea that will take your wedding plans to the next level. Bouncing ideas off each other can reveal the perfect addition to your wedding that you may have never thought of had you not chosen to deliberate together.
Make it a date night, and in a romantic setting, discuss what each of you hopes to get out of the perfect venue for yourselves and your guests. You won’t regret it.