This is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make in your entire life and as a bride or groom, it can have a huge bearing on whether your special day will be one to remember for all the right reasons.
What are the main things to consider for a wedding location?
The venue has to be right for both the bride and groom and a place that they'll be happy to have their reception in and can also include their civil ceremony. There are also the considerations of the immediate family and guests to think off and the overnight accommodation on offer for the wedding party.
Pricing places a huge part and it's important to stick with a budget plan and only book a venue that you can realistically afford, but at the same time one that you and your partner will both enjoy.
The distance that people have to travel from should be another important consideration and that you've considered guests from both parties and any likely obstacles they may encounter with travel plans and arrangements.
Food is another important component in choosing the correct wedding location, as it can make or break how people feel about the venue you've booked and if people enjoy the variety of food on offer then, the chances are that your special day will be enjoyed by the majority of your guests.
The entertainment is something else which has to be carefully planned and making the choice of whether to bring in your own entertainment which is usually a band, dj or karaoke set up or you can opt for the venue's own entertainment, but make sure you see what they have on offer before you make that particular choice or you could be setting yourself up for a disappointment. It is important to find the right balance of available music with the age group and tastes of your guests, as a fair amount of your special evening will be spent on the entertainment side.
There are a couple of other things to consider like air conditioning, if you live in a more humid climate and smoking, as a typical smoker spends about 10 minutes per hour smoking, so there should be proper provisions in place for any of your guests who wish to smoke.