Choosing a Venue

Your whole life you have been dreaming of the perfect wedding: where it would be, what your colors would be, and who the perfect guy would be. It’s all here now, and you need a place that fits you for that celebration.

Now that it's here, one of your earliest decisions should be the venue.

When choosing a venue for your reception, luncheon, breakfast, ceremony, and other wedding needs, you need to know your options. Some venues may be full-service with tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces, catering, and so on while others may simply be a room to rent requiring you to supply everything else you need.

When comparing locations, you need to compare what comes with it. For example, using the local LDS cultural hall may seem affordable, but when you add in the cost of décor, linens, centerpieces, lighting, and all the other things you want, it may prove to be more affordable to use a venue that provides all those things for one price.

After looking over your options, choose a few locations that fit your needs. Make sure to sit down with your fiancé and discuss your needs and desires. Now it’s time to start asking questions.

Questions to ask:< /br>

  • Does the location fit my budget?
  • Is the venue available on the date and at the time I need it to be?
  • Has someone else booked the facility immediately before or after us?
  • How many people will the location accommodate?
  • Exactly what am I paying for?
  • Does the atmosphere of the venue complement other elements of the wedding?

Remember, this is your wedding day, a once-in-a-lifetime event. You don’t want to do things that will cause you to have bad memories in the future whether that is going over your budget or cutting too many corners, so remember, cheaper is not always lower in quality; but normally, you what you pay for. Choose those things you want that will make this day your most memorable day. During your engagement, you will have time to save, so be prudent but don't let sticker shock spoil something wonderful.

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