Planning a wedding will force you to make decisions about different options based on many different aspects. While you have to think that the vast majority of them are optional. You can get married without going grooms dresses, give up the flowers, the banquet, even (hopefully you do not) a professional wedding photographer . But there is one thing that is indispensable and it is practically the first you have to think, do you know what I mean? Exact! The first thing will be to choose the ideal place to celebrate your wedding .
But I already anticipate that finding the right place is not easy, either for the ceremony or for the celebration with your friends and family or even for these 2 great moments.
The luck is that you will find many options to choose from, regardless of what you are looking for, outdoor places, good restaurants, a large ballroom, a rustic and bucolic setting. You will find many options, even if you have thought of marrying in a forest, a mountain or on the beach at the edge of the sea, there are professionals from the sector who will offer you the most incredible places.
But before you start looking, it would be good to know that you have to take into account to look for the ideal place of celebrations .
Choose the ideal place to celebrate your wedding
What kind of wedding do you want?
This question is obvious, but it is fundamental. For example, if you plan to marry a particular church and then look for a place nearby for your celebration, something highly recommended if you do not want your guests spend a lot of time on the move from one place to another. Your search will be different if you have raised an outdoor wedding in a space where you spend all day with your guests.
Another fundamental concept is the style of wedding you want, we can opt for romantic weddings, modern weddings, more natural sites or spectacular places. As you can see, the style will also help you focus on certain sites and discard a large majority.
An advice that I allow myself to offer you, is that whatever the chosen place, look for a space that suits you, where you do not feel like real strangers.
How many guests will attend your wedding
Here we find another fundamental element to start looking for the right place to celebrate your link .
Before you start looking you have to know, even if it is approximately the number of guests you plan to accompany you on your wedding day. The vast majority of places used for events of this type have a minimum and maximum capacity. You may have dreamed for a long time of getting married in a nice farm that you already know and at the time of booking they ask for a minimum number of attendants or even find that the room you liked so much is too small to comfortably accommodate all of your guests. Unfortunately it would not be the first wedding I see the crowds cramped in the lack of space.
Knowing in advance the number of guests is crucial, since on the one hand it will facilitate the choice of the site and on the other hand it will help you to make your budget. Undoubtedly another of the fundamental aspects that will mark your decision to choose one or another place.
Farms for weddings
Your budget will mark your options
The budget available or marked for your wedding whether you like it or not, would be the most important limitation you will find, all the ideas and dreams for your wedding celebration , in the end they will clash with the cost and your ability to face it . But being this fundamental point, knowing the criteria that mark to fix their prices can help us to adapt to the site that we like.
The cost of space
Knowing the cost of a space where you celebrate a wedding, will help you plan. I am going to try to explain in a simple way with some examples how they charge different places.
Wedding halls or restaurants
These premises, calculate the necessary space taking into account the number of guests, and in the end the price is charged per covered. Once you hire a certain number of attendees they will adapt the necessary space.
But there are other options that make the price of these places vary, such as floral decoration, arrangement of a place for the wedding dance, open bar for the guests at the party and the most fundamental point, the chosen menu.
Depending on the category of the place, we will always find a minimum price, and from there up the options will be infinite, you know, the more sugar, the sweeter.
Tip: If your budget stays at the minimum price required, it would be better to consider another place, where by lowering the category a little more options and some resources to not go so tight. Sometimes, imagination is more effective than money.
Farms for weddings
Here we can find basically two options, although they are not the only ones, but as a general rule, there are places where they charge per guest similar to a wedding hall as we have seen before and others where you only rent the space and you will be responsible for looking for rest of the suppliers (catering, music, floral arrangements, decoration, etc.).
We could also describe this in a different way. In the first you have to assume that they impose the catering company, the florists and decorators and even the DJs and from here they elaborate their budget, there are even cases in which a catering company exploits exclusive farms and offers you all the services .
In the second case there are farms where you rent the space and you are free to search for the different suppliers that best fit your tastes and budget or within the proposals that can be made by the farm itself. This will give you more possibilities, but be very careful with pillars the fingers with this subject.
If you rent a space for your wedding that is already close to your budget, it will be a problem, since you still have to hire at least a dozen professionals and their services to celebrate your wedding and in these cases it is not included catering cost.
My advice is that once you have your budget, divide it among the different necessary services. When you have done it, you will be able to see which party you allocate each euro and what you consider to be more or less important to modify the amount destined to each thing.
Tip: On the internet you can find countless wedding budget sheets that serve on the one hand, to calculate what you are going to invest in each service and also help to know what are the usual services to hire.
Choosing the place to celebrate a wedding
Your own wedding venue
I told you before and I repeat it again, to carry out an original wedding many times the imagination is much more effective than money.
Every day in my experience as a wedding photographer , I see more celebrations in different places. A land available for a family member or a friend, an unthinkable space recently for a wedding, such as an art gallery, a factory, a small restaurant, a space in the woods and a thousand other ideas. The wedding planners and wedding planners are aware that it is a rising trend and they begin to offer them in their services.
Today wedding providers are trained to give you the good service needed in the most unsuspected place, so do not discount anything and throw imagination. I have seen beautiful weddings in places that a priori are not destined to celebrate them. Neither is a conventional banquet necessary, a good cocktail can, for example, replace it with great success.
That includes the price
If you have more or less clear the place, either with full service or giving you the option to hire your own suppliers, you have to be very clear that it is included and what is not. Make sure you know that everything is worth it. Keep in mind that in many occasions and depending on the category of the supplier, the items you have hired can be excessively basic. So that you understand there are celebratory covers and there are day-to-day items, there are places where the free bar does not include certain hours, I can say that I have sometimes seen denying a bottle of water to a guest on a very hot day because the drink service did not start for another hour. Be careful with this and talk to potential suppliers that you are going to hire to resolve all possible doubts.
The ideal place to carry out your link
Always think of your guests
The success of your wedding and the memory of it by your guests, is ultimately what will measure the success and “quality” of your wedding.
Here I will not explain much, but there are things that fall by their weight. Your guests have to be comfortable, you can not do them in a small space or as much as you like an outdoor wedding, there are places where they can only be done in the summer months.
Details as that the elderly have room to sit or at the last minute your guests do not have a means of communication to go to the hotel if they have come from outside, they have to be taken into account.
These small issues and others that we often overlook, are essential to choose a place to celebrate your wedding and also be a success.
Do we need the service of a wedding planner?
Today the figure of wedding planners such as wedding planners can be gaining acceptance.
I personally would advise you to speak with a professional, if you are looking for a place to celebrate your wedding, they are familiar with practically all available places and know the different options to prepare an event in addition to managing the possible permits that were necessary.
Find a person who knows how to understand your needs and tastes and thus be able to offer you the best option for you. You can find organizers of events that have a limited number of suppliers or sometimes want to bring the most favorable to them (for their particular interest and not yours). This is not bad because you have probably worked with them and know the quality and result, but you have to feel free to choose what most convinces you and fits in your style. It does not do much to propose a magnificent quartet of classical music when your favorite style is jazz, you can certainly find a jazz band that fits you much more.
The place to celebrate your wedding
Do not leave it until the end
Do you know what is one of the first decisions a couple makes when deciding to get married? Indeed, the place to celebrate your wedding . And from here start the rest of the preparations.
Keep in mind that the best places in each area, are reserved up to years in advance, there are even companies organizing events that reserve the most important dates of the season, knowing that sooner or later will appear a couple interested in that place .
I hope this article has helped you to choose the ideal place to carry out your link . I am aware that this task can be overwhelming and sometimes even long and exasperating, so in general rules and to summarize, keep in mind:
- That fits in your budget
- That you really like
- That your guests will be comfortable
- That is not already booked.
- Ask about exclusivity (there are sites that celebrate several events on weddings the same day and that may not be what you are looking for … or yes)
These little tips (perhaps basic, but fundamental) and the illusion of carrying out the most beautiful wedding in the world or help you find the place to celebrate your wedding most suitable for you.