The first task a newly engaged couple should do is start looking for their wedding venue. It will set the stage for your entire wedding, and can be a very overwhelming task with all the different options to choose from. Here are a few tips for you and your fiancé to consider when trying to find that picture perfect venue.
- Vision: Before you start your wedding venue search, sit down with your fiancé and figure out what style you want to go with. Are you picturing a little glitz and glamour, rustic elegance, or staying traditional and romantic? Knowing what look and feel you want for your wedding day will help you narrow down your search for wedding venues.
- Price Point: As we mentioned a few weeks ago here, the budget can be one of the biggest deciding factors for a wedding. Many venues are priced differently, some are based off of food and beverage minimums and others may have pricing packages to choose from. We like to say that your venue will be about 40% of your total budget; keep that in mind when you are out looking for your perfect venue!
- Expected Number: It can be heartbreaking to fall in love with a venue only to find out half of your guest list won’t fit. Be sure to find out what the maximum capacity is for each venue that you are visiting, if it can’t accommodate the guest list, check it off your list.
Once you’ve seen your favorite venues, pick the one that you can’t get out of your mind. Want to know some of our favorite Phoenix and Scottsdale wedding venues? Click here.