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Five Tips On Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue The Educated Bride

The Educated Bride

May 21, 2019

Hello to you, the beautiful bride-to-be, who happened to just find our blog and this article in particular! We truly love writing articles dedicated to giving you a lot of wedding education. Wedding planning can be hard to navigate through, so we want to help you as much as possible! Along with wedding photography, selecting your wedding venue is one of the most important items you will check off your wedding to-do list! Of course, right after you select your wedding dress and the honeymoon spot!

We know there is a lot on your wedding to-do list, but that is why we are here to help! This topic, wedding venues and how to find the perfect one for your wedding, is one of the biggest questions we hear about so that’s what we are here to talk about it today! In this article, you’ll find helpful tips for selecting your wedding venue as well as fifteen questions you might be interested in asking your venue!

Every wedding venue is completely different and each one will change the feel of the wedding day. Whether it is outside, rustic, inside, a church, chic, in a barn, a tent, a gazebo, a bed in breakfast venue – there are tons to choose from! Each venue gives you different feels for your day! But…how do you choose? You have so many options, how do you choose just one??

Tip #1: What are you and your fiances budget?

Knowing this right off the bat will help you with everything else in the wedding process!

Tip #2: When/What day do you want to get married?

Setting the date right away might seem a little scary, but don’t worry! It’s one thing off your to-do list, and this will help when looking for your venue, photographer, etc!

Tip #3:D o you want a Traditional Wedding, Destination Wedding, A Home Wedding, or A Quirky Location?

T his will help you create the ambiance of your wedding, and some of them will be scratched off the list after you figure out a few more things!

Tip #4: Estimate how many guests you are inviting!

Once you have a minimum guest number, that is what you can work with to figure out what venues you can and cannot end up having! Adding people, in this case, is easier than taking away, easier for you!

Tip #5: Find the venue online, but don’t just leave it there!

Take it to the internet! When looking for a venue, look online to see images from professional photographers of weddings that happened at the venue you are viewing! Along with that, email and ask for a tour! Many venues offer a free tour of the property and it’s really important to physically go there to look at your potential venue!

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue:


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  1. Brooke McAvoy

    July 22nd, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Your pictures are so beautiful! It is also interesting how different people have different takes on a wedding. I like it when the venue and the decorations seem to reflect the couple. Thank you for the tip about taking how many people are coming into consideration, I had forgotten to think of this. I think if I have an outdoor venue, it would be pretty adaptable to however many people come.

  2. Shad Morris

    December 19th, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    A friend of mine is starting to help plan his wedding, and they wanted to make sure they chose the right wedding venue. I really like that you say to estimate how many guests you are inviting and make sure that you will be able to fit them all. It would be nice to know that everyone will be able to fit in the end.

  3. Ivy Baker

    April 18th, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    I liked what you said about how some churches have rules about photography. I wouldn’t want to miss out of getting photos of a pretty venue. It does seem like a good idea to ask about things like that when looking for a wedding reception place.

  4. Annika Larson

    May 4th, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I am currently planning my wedding for this fall. We are looking to have a fun and unique wedding, and we want to make sure we find the perfect venue. As you mentioned, it’s important to consider the style and ambiance of your wedding to determine the venue. We will look into the possibility of a destination wedding.

  5. Saraya

    June 2nd, 2017 at 1:41 am

    The wedding venue is always the deal breaker for me. Thanks for sharing this.

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