Choosing Wedding Venues: What To Look For

Many girls dream of their wedding day from the time they are little. Once the time comes and you become engaged, wedding venues are probably one of the first things you think about. Finding the perfect spot can either make or break your special day. When you are looking for the perfect wedding venue, here are some things you should be on the lookout for.

Parking 
Depending on how many people will be at your wedding and reception, you want to make sure there are plenty of parking options. If there is not a parking lot, find out if there is a parking garage or safe street where it is legal to park. If you find that parking is a problem, consider vans or shuttle buses to take the guests from your ceremony to the reception.

Size 
Is there enough room? You want to make sure the room is big enough to hold everyone on your guest list. Wedding venues may look huge empty, but after they have tables, chairs, a bar, and a dance floor, they will look quite a bit smaller.

Color And Theme 
If you have a particular color and theme in mind, will the wedding venues you’re considering work? For instance, if you want a modern feel with the colors black and red, gold swag curtains can kill the vibe. While you may not get lucky enough to find a venue that is exactly the color of your decorations, your curtains, chairs, carpets, and walls should not clash.

Lighting 
The lighting in an area has a huge effect on the mood. A good idea is to visit the venue at the time you are planning to hold your wedding, whether it is in the afternoon or the evening. A plethora of windows may look lovely, but if the sun is in your eyes during the ceremony, it will not be too comfortable.

Acoustics 
At any kind of social event, especially your special day, you want your guests to be able to hear each other. If a space echoes too much, it could make it difficult to hear or make the band sound weird. For example, wood and tile flooring amplifies sounds and carpet will muffle them.

Electrical Outlets 
As you are looking at the space, see if it has plenty of places to plug things in. Also, take note of where they are. If you hire an entertainment crew, they will require electrical outlets and you do not want the DJ to have to work his magic in the kitchen. If there aren’t ample outlets or their location is not ideal, bring along plenty of extension cords.

Choosing your wedding venue is a big deal. You want to make sure that the space you pick will be the perfect spot to have your special day. Use the tips shared here and you are sure to have no trouble finding a place to say “I do!”

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