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Planning Your Wedding? How To Take The Work Out Of Finding The Perfect Venue

You said yes to the most important question you've ever been asked. Now it's time to plan the wedding. You're going to have a lot of decisions to make. That's why a to-do list is crucial at this stage in the planning. One of the first things you should put on your to-do list is choosing the venue. Here are some easy tips that will take the stress out of finding the perfect venue.

Work with a Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding can be time-consuming and stressful, especially if you're trying to do everything yourself. Don't let the stress overwhelm you; hire a wedding planner. Your wedding planner will take your ideas and turn them into the finished product for you. They can even help you scout out the perfect venue, which is often the most difficult part of planning a wedding.

Have a Separate Budget for the Venue

Many couples make the mistake of lumping all the wedding details into one budget. That can be a big mistake. Making all the arrangements out of one budget can leave you with the perfect venue, but no money for anything else. Once you determine your overall wedding budget, set aside your venue budget. You'll find it easier to plan for your venue when you know that the budget you're looking at is earmarked specifically for that purpose.

Be Flexible on the Date or Time

If you have your heart set on one particular venue, but it's a popular location, be flexible on the date or time. You might find that changing your wedding date by a week, or the time by an hour, may clear up a spot for you. If flexibility isn't an option, try finding a venue that is similar to the one you want, but not quite as popular.

Work Around Your Guest List

When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, size does make a difference. In fact, size may be one of the most important aspects when it comes to choosing a venue. Too small, and all your guests might not fit. Too big, and the size may overpower an intimate gathering of friends and family. To prevent size constraints, sit down and create your guest list before you start looking for a venue. When contacting venues, be sure to ask about the various room options they have available. You may find that your first choice has alternate rooms available that will be perfect for your wedding.

Go to websites of various wedding venues to find more information.