How to Pick a Venue | Bridal Tips
1. KNOW YOUR STYLE
There are so many different types of venues out there now! You have barns, farms, parks, vineyards, churches, halls, hotels, lofts, industrial warehouses, mansions, and more! It can be overwhelming to decide, but having a general idea of the style of your idea helps. We always suggest couples to pick a venue that wouldn’t surprise someone that they wanted to get married there! It should fit your personality and the story you guys share. Are you country people who love to hike and get outside? Or are you people who love to get dressed up and love a classic feel? Answering these questions should narrow down your list a lot.
2. READ REVIEWS
WeddingWire, The Knot, and Google are great places to read reviews on a wedding venue. You may be blown away by the way a place LOOKS and feels, but if they have bad reviews, it could change everything for you. It’s important that the venue is about serving the two of you and making your day special. A poor wedding coordinator, rude manager, and more can play a huge part in how your day goes. Reviews should help you narrow down that list even more!
3. DON’T SETTLE
We understand budgets, but picking a venue that doesn’t fit the two of you or has a bad service reputation could potentially ruin your day. Make sure your prioritize those things and then pick through with your budget from there. I know so many people that said they “wished” they had their wedding somewhere else. What is funny is most brides have realized after all the “extras” the venue made them pay for, it actually ended up being MORE expensive anyways. Knowing what is included and not judging off of the first number you see will be super beneficial to you. Don’t get “sticker shock”!when you see some numbers because a lot of venues are all inclusive and others are not.
Sharing, serving, and celebrating,
Andrew + Chrissy