The wedding is the most important day in your life, so planning it is a lot of work, and there are so many different things to consider. You need to think about your wedding dress, how much money you have in your budget, what kind of flowers you should get, and this is just a fraction of your worries. One of the main issues you are going to face is determining the location for your wedding, and booking a date.
In case you currently have your hands full with these issues, then the following article might be able to help you a bit. Here, we will discuss how you can pick a perfect location for your big date. There are many things you need to sort out, and a lot of things that will impact your decision. So, make sure you take all of these elements into account when you are searching for a place to get married.
What are the things both you and your spouse want?
The very first thing you should do is talk with your partner. Both of you should write down the top few requirements for your wedding experience. This is the best way to see what your priorities are, whether you prefer a formal dinner, or you are alright with the local cuisine, or if you always imagined your wedding in a ballroom or somewhere, you can go barefoot, etc. Do you wish to travel somewhere or do you prefer to marry in the city? These are all questions you should ask yourself when filling this list.
The next thing you should do is compare your lists and see how many expectations both of you have in common, or how many of them are compatible. Then, you need to figure out how to compromise for the rest of them. This will help you create guidelines you are both comfortable with, and you can start planning and searching for a place that does wedding receptions.
When is the wedding going to take place?
Another thing you need to worry about is the season of the year. Some places are more desirable during winter, others during summer or spring. This is really important, considering how it dramatically influences your selection of location.
It would be a good idea to have a location for each season, so that, if you can’t get the arrangements during the season you want, you can look for a different deal somewhere else. This is rarely going to be an issue since you are most likely to find a date during the season you want, but it is good to have a contingency plan.
How many people are you planning on inviting?
The guest count is probably the best way to start location planning because the number of guests will either open up or close certain possibilities. If you primarily focus on a large number of guests, that will dictate what kind of venue you will select.
If you opt for a smaller wedding, then you can make travel arrangements yourself. Because you can book the flight as a group, and get any location with a smaller venue, so there are not so many aspects to consider, like if everyone will be able to make it, or if the place will be spacious enough, etc.
What will your photos look like?
If you want to have documented your wedding in a magical way and ensure your wedding photos look fabulous, you should ask a photographer to help you regarding the location. The photographer can help you choose one with an amazing background, and he or she can tell you what to expect from the images.
You can also look for wedding photography from different locations to see how images from that event looked like. Once you find the pictures you like the most, you can see if you can book your wedding there. You should also know that all of your wedding photos should be edited, so if you have already selected a place, a skillful photographer can make it work and deliver really great images.
Who is helping you plan?
You can make this whole process easier if you rely on someone who does this for a living. There are a lot of wedding planning agencies that can help you with planning, and with booking the ideal date and location. You can also rely on a friend or a family member who already has experience in this department. The whole process is significantly easier if you know where to look, and by hiring someone, you do not only get help with the location but with the venue, decorations, the wedding cake, etc.
What are your options?
Once you have the list of the things you want, when you know the number of guests, and when you are sure about the season of the year, then you will know what your options are. Simply, put those options on paper and start talking about the pro and cons of each option. This will help you reach your decision and opt for a location that will meet your requirements.
Do not get too stressed if you can’t get everything to fit as you originally planned, because there are a lot of elements involved, so it is basically impossible to get everything done perfectly. If the location is perfect and everyone can make it, the wedding is bound to be amazing.
Hopefully, these suggestions will help you organize your planning and help you pick a location for your big date. This is a really difficult question to find an answer to, considering just how many limitations are involved, so we hope you’ll manage to get the experience you always dreamed of.