Wedding Venues: Needs And Wants
Once you have told your engagement story to everyone you can find, it’s time to get down to business. Every time the story comes tumbling out, the first question people ask is, “Have you set a date?” You want to give your friends and family members a date, time, and location while everyone is still excited. So, what type of venue are you looking for? Before you jump in with both feet and pick the first venue with an open date, consider these items. There are certain things you will need in a venue and other things you simply want. Both are important since this is your big day.
Feel of the Space
Before you look too closely at wedding venues, come up with at least a general guest list so you can get a feel for the head count on guests you may need to accommodate. If you want a small, intimate wedding, you don’t want to book a space that is ideal for a large amount of people or it will feel too big and empty. On the other hand, if you want a larger wedding with all of your family members, friends, and even acquaintances, you don’t want a tiny space with not even enough chairs for everyone. The basic amount of space you will need is highly important when it comes to choosing a beach wedding venue.
You will also want to think about the food you’d like to have after your ceremony as you consider reception venues. If you have a certain caterer in mind and nothing else will do, you are going to have to find a space to rent that will allow an outside caterer. Some venues, like restaurants, have their own staff members and food and will not allow anything but those options for you to consider. If you don’t have a caterer in mind, you can choose a reception spot with something already in place to make it easier. Your wedding planner can help guide you in the right direction.
Weddings typically are filled with flowers and if you have a favorite flower you really want to use, you will first have to make sure that they are in season, and also make sure your wedding planner knows which flowers are your favorites. When you choose a beach wedding you will need to keep weather in mind. San Diego typically has perfect weather, but when choosing flowers and the design of the ceremony space you might want to assume it will be at least a little bit windy. Delicate materials might not work the best, but your wedding planner can give you advice on that. They can also give you color recommendations based on the color of your bride’s maids dresses and other decor to best compliment the space.
When it comes down to wedding venues, price is always going to be a factor to consider. Everyone has a different budget to work with, and it’s important to set a clear budget early on in the planning stages so that you can make the right decisions. Beach weddings come at all different price points depending on which beach you choose, how many guests you would like to have, and more. The good news is that no matter what beach package you choose and at what price, it will be perfect for your special day.
One of the best and easiest ways to find wedding venues that fit all of your wants and needs on your budget is to hire a wedding planner with a great team to help you with the process. Take the burden off your shoulders and let them do what they do best!