Three factors to consider when choosing a wedding venue

Just got engaged? Once you’ve set the date and made preliminary plans, it’s time to sit down and discuss the details that will make this once-in-a-lifetime experience one for the books.

While every decision related to the wedding plays a part in creating a dream wedding, few options have a more significant impact than the others.

One of the most significant decisions is the venue. Almost all the following details will revolve around this vital aspect of the wedding. It will set the tone and ambience of your big day. The right venue will perfectly wrap up all the wedding details in one beautiful package.

Companies like Landmark Event have several wedding venues. They offer three locations for every wedding size, theme and look.

To help you choose the best venue for your wedding, here are three factors to consider that can help you and your fiancé decide on where to say you “I Do”.

1) Your vision

Before choosing a venue, create a mood board of the overall aesthetic that you want for your big day. Make a list of all the ideas that come to your head, no matter how crazy you think they are. Remember that sometimes the most out of the box ideas turn out to be the best ones. 

If you are aiming for a more modern and cosmopolitan look, art galleries, preserved warehouses or industrial -looking restaurants are your best bets. An example would be Seattle’s Fremont Foundry. It boasts sky-lit atriums, exposed beams and concrete gardens.

On the other hand, if you have always wanted a wedding with a romantic, European vibe, Seattle’s best-kept secret, The Ruins, is the perfect venue to exchange vows. It is a fantastic trip through history with its luxurious interiors and plush furniture.

If you and your partner value oneness with nature, a wedding in an English Garden or on a boat would be fantastic. Tying the knot on MV Skansonia with the serene waters surrounding your union while the golden sun sets, is a dream wedding in the making.

Whatever venue you choose, a wedding venue that aligns with your vision will enable you and your partner to feel more connected and at peace.

2) The number of guests

The first thing that you need to do in planning your wedding is to draft your guest list. You will need a rough estimate of the number of guests so you can select an appropriate space.

If the place is too small, your guests will feel cramped and uncomfortable. If it is too spacious, the atmosphere might feel dull and cold. It may seem like many of your guests failed to turn up.

3) Your budget

Set a specific amount that you and your fiancé are willing to spend on the wedding. Factor in any money that may come from your parents. Make a list of all wedding suppliers and the budget for each.

You may apply some money-saving tips so you can stretch your budget without sacrificing the quality of the wedding details.

Make sure not to include venues that are way out of your budget. By doing so, you are setting yourself up for heartbreak. Stick within budget and find ways to save on other elements that are not on your priority list.

A wedding is one of the most critical events in your life that you will plan. By carefully considering these tips, you are well on your way to professing your love and commitment to the venue of your dreams.

Photo by Analise Benevides