How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue
Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now it’s time to plan the perfect day. Wedding planning is daunting, and it can be very difficult to know where to start.
The venue affects every single choice you make for your wedding, so our professionals recommend that couples start their planning with the venue. Choosing your venue helps many brides and grooms envision their day, so it’s one of the most exciting choices couples make and it’s also one of the big-ticket items ticked off the list of things to organise.
Whether you’re hosting a small ceremony with your nearest and dearest, or throwing a party for the whole town to attend, our tried and true techniques will help you.
What should I do first?
The size of your attendee list will determine the type of venue you need, so we recommend that you start with the guest list. Some venues may not be able to accommodate large parties, especially if you would like to have your ceremony and wedding breakfast inside. BOSC offers both indoor and outdoor options, making it the perfect place to host your special day.
When should I think about the budget?
Before choosing your venue but after thinking about your guest list, review your finances and how much you can afford to spend on the wedding. This budget will help you choose your venue. If you’re afraid that your budget falls short, don’t despair. At BOSC, we will work with you to make your wedding day as magical as you always imagined.
What should I ask when visiting the venue?
Visiting the venue is one of the most exciting parts of the selection process, because you’ll be able to get a feel for what your big day might look like. Be sure to speak to the staff that manage wedding bookings. The experience and know-how of the staff is important, and you should feel that you (and your big day) are in very safe hands. At BOSC, we provide a personal touch and offer a one-to-one consultation with couples. Try asking these questions as you view the venue:
- What is your event management experience?
- Why should I choose this venue?
How many times should I visit the venue?
This really is up to you. At BOSC, we are happy for couples to visit as many times as necessary, to make sure they are happy with everything. However, we would suggest visiting the venue at different times of the day. Light can make venues look different, so if you’re planning a candlelight ceremony but have only visited your venue in the morning, it’s time to take another look.