How To Choose the Right Wedding Venue

How To Choose the Right Wedding Venue

Everyone knows that in order to make your wedding day special you’ll need to make a few important decisions along the way. Among the biggest choices you’ll have to make is picking the right wedding venue.

What is the big deal about the venue? Wouldn’t any venue do? Here’s a look at the important aspects of why choosing the right wedding venue matters and tips to guarantee your hunt for the perfect venue goes as smooth as possible.

Creating the Atmosphere

The venue will be the central part of creating the atmosphere at your wedding. The venue’s style will be key to defining the rest of the wedding theme. Many even choose to build their theme around their selected venues.

If you already have a wedding theme in mind – perhaps you are looking to create a quirky vintage wedding, you can narrow your venue search for venues that suit the theme. For instance, if you want a relaxed, no-fuss wedding, don’t pick a posh hotel where guests have to sit at their tables.

Choosing the Right Wedding Venue

Adding Your Unique Touch

Not all venues provide the same opportunities for you to highlight your personality – in fact, some venues might not even be accommodating for slight color changes. If you are looking for a place to decorate yourself or to add your own unique mark on it, you need to find a venue that allows this.

On the other hand, you might prefer to have a venue that makes the whole planning process easier. Some venues will be decorated according to your selections and this allows you to focus your attention on other aspects of organizing the wedding.

Organizing the Entertainment and the Food

The venue will naturally be the setting for your wedding entertainment and the food – both crucial parts of organizing the wedding. Certain venues only allow you to pick from their caterers and from a specific set menu, while other venues might be more flexible with what they provide you.

Checking what the venue’s catering and drinks policy is should be one of the first questions you ask them before you necessarily even check them out. You don’t want to spend your whole wedding planning visiting venues that turn out to be ill suited for your needs.

Furthermore, if you are planning to organize special entertainment, such as a fireworks display, at your wedding, make sure you ask about the venue’s policy. It’s always a great idea to tell your suppliers which venue you’ve booked as soon as possible, so they can prepare for it!

Choosing the Right Wedding Venue

Staying Within the Budget

The wedding venue is one of the largest expenses, if not the largest, of your special day and you naturally need to find a venue that fits into your budget. You don’t want to go with a venue that doesn’t provide you the things you need nor do you want to get in debt just to book your dream venue.

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How Much Does a Rehearsal Dinner Really Cost?

Rehearsal Dinner Cost

The costs for planning your wedding includes more than just those for the day of: You have to take into account everything you might need for your bridal party, your bridal shower and bachelorette party, and, of course, your rehearsal dinner. So how much should you shell out for the night before your big night?

Rehearsal Dinner Cost

So, what’s the cost?

The average cost of a rehearsal dinner is $1,330—about one-twentieth of the price of the wedding. While some in-laws foot the bill, more couples are paying for it themselves. “You can still have a fun night. You just have to be strategic,” says Leslie Lukas, an event planner in Bozeman, Montana. “Mexican and Italian are generally bargains. So is a catered picnic at a park or in a backyard. Just don’t have it at your own house—you don’t want to spend the night before your wedding cleaning.” The most direct way of shrinking your bill, of course, is to cut the guest list. Etiquette gurus will tell you that the only people you must invite are immediate family and the bridal party. But we know plenty of brides who had a simple rehearsal dinner with just their parents—and yes, their attendants still speak to them. And although you might want to shrink the cost of the rehearsal dinner, you still want it to be a cohesive part of your wedding weekend.

Cost of rehearsal dinner

“Think of the rehearsal dinner and the reception as parts of one event—the wedding weekend,” says Richard Nix Jr., owner of Butler’s Pantry Catering & Events, in St. Louis. Having a formal wedding? Consider complementing it with a more low-key event. A huge trend is to serve up regional comfort foods, like a lobster boil or pig roast. “We threw a Vices of Virginia dinner before a Halloween wedding in The Plains,” says Maria Cooke of Ritzy Bee Events, in Washington, D.C. “There were local wines, oysters, bourbon milkshakes, and a cigar roller. It was totally sinful, and guests loved it.”

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Style Ideas for Your Wedding

Style ideas for your wedding

Wanting the best Wedding Party for one’s self is always every groom and bride’s pursuit, but making a unique plan becomes the core issue. Everyone wants their wedding party to be memorable and interesting, and generating cute ideas is a major part of having the best wedding ceremony in town. Below, we have compiled 5 styles ideas to make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

Choosing a wedding theme is a great way to create a distinct look and feel for your event.  It is important to select a theme in the beginning stages as it helps in preparation and also the fashion style you choose. Your theme could be something simple or complex.  

In this article, we will share a couple of ideas that may help in your planning process.  

URBAN 

It is usually referred to as urban chic styling and it has been growing in popularity over the years.

The urban chic styling is usually an interior design theme that features exposed bricks, metals and bringing the outside in. This theme is to give you a beautiful and stylish event with a little vintage flare. When done right this theme can give you and urban and trendy vibe.  You can get inspirations by flicking through various interior design magazines that usually feature a recently renovated or designed working space within the urban chic trend.

SUPERHEROES 

If you and your partner are comic book obsessive then it’s only normal to incorporate the superhero theme into your big day.

If you are not brave enough to rock a head to toe heroic look,you can wear them to smaller details like a Superman cake or Batman vase or Wonder Woman head gear.

You can even make it more fun by sending out comic book inspired invites as a teaser to what your big day will showcase.

COUNTRY  

When people hear Country themed wedding, they always expect you to be outside but it doesn’t necessarily has to be that way.  A lot of country wedding are actually held at home. It has a lot to do with your concepts, for instance, some people have their wedding in a barn while others set a dressing code that goes with the theme.

The beauty of country weddings is that they can be as laid back or posh as you want them to be.

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