Have you shopped for a wedding venue lately? Oh my word! The choices!
Churches, museums, barns, even the zoo! Basically, you can get married just about anywhere. For the right price. And IF it happens to be available the date you want.
Yep, price and date. It pretty much comes down to those two things.
Price, well, let's not go into that.
And date, that gets a little tricky.
That brings us back to the venue thing-
What are you looking for? Do you want to get married in a church and have the reception there or have the reception elsewhere? Do you want to have the wedding and reception in a different location?
Is that place available? Kinda important...
Can you afford it? You can get married in many churches for a small fee, especially if it is your home church. You can also pay THOUSANDS for some venues and "destination" weddings. Be prepared to write the checks!
Can it hold the number of guests you expect? Will you have 50 or 500 attending?
Does it have specific rules that you can or cannot abide with? Does the venue allow open flames, have a dress code, allow dancing, have security, or allow alcohol, just to name a few? If there are certain things that are important to you, ask now!!
Is it local and convenient to get to? For you and/or for the majority of you guests, or is it easy for out of town guests to find?
Does it fit your vision? Most brides have in the back of their head somewhere visions of their "perfect" wedding. Talking through those ideas is a good way to start to narrow down how you want things to look. Although I do not love Pinterest for much else, creating a "wedding" board with the look you want can help you and the people working with you be on the same page. If your desire is to have a country wedding, then a modern museum is probably not the best venue for you!