Life’s Next Step has Steps
So, you’ve chosen the place that you want to have your wedding…congratulations! Choosing the right person to spend the rest of your life with is a skill, but actually being able to find this person is lucky, and you’re right not to want to waste your chance for a happy home. Now that you’ve found your special someone, you’re ready to start planning your wedding. If you decide to hire someone to help you on your special day, you’re spending a little more, but the payoff is immense: nice, low-stress months, weeks, and days before your big day can make the entire experience of your wedding and reception much more enjoyable, and give you more time to enjoy each other’s company. There are things to bear in mind, however, when it comes to choosing a place to make your wedding memories. Every couple is different, and you will have different wants and needs from the next couple to use the venue, and the last couple to use the venue. What you need may cost more or less, depending on what the wedding venue stipulates.
Size of Your Wedding
If you have a 15-person wedding party and a 350-person guest list, you probably should not use the local community center for your nuptials. If you have a large party, you will also need to take parking at your event site into consideration. Even with the convenience of rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, that option may not be affordable for everyone. Making sure there is enough parking, be it nearby or at the venue itself, or that you provide a shuttle for those that must park far away, to ensure that everyone makes it to your wedding quickly and easily. Making sure that your venue is large enough to fit the number of people confirmed to attend is more than just considerate, but legally necessary: different city codes will have different requirements, but most all will put a limit on the number of people allowed in commercial buildings.
Pets in the Wedding
Service animals are welcome everywhere, but if you want your little fluffy to be your ringbearer, you may encounter a problem with the venue. Not every business owner is interested in the prospect of having to scrape droppings off of the ground floor of their business. People may have allergies to pet dander that you don’t know about, and dogs will often bark when they hear unfamiliar noises, which can create a nuisance during your ceremony. Make sure to check with your venue if your four-legged kids might be part of the party.
You should know at this point if your family likes to party into the wee hours of the morning. If this is the case, make sure that you choose a place that doesn’t close at 11. Even a place that doesn’t close until 1 might put a squeeze on your enjoyment if you aren’t ready to leave. It is also possible that the venue will be open to you staying as late as you like, but local ordinances won’t allow loud music after a certain time, with may also affect the celebration. Making sure that you are thorough with your questions while shopping for a wedding venue is the best way to ensure that you will have the best place for your event.