Picking a wedding venue tops the list as one of the most important decisions a couple will make for their wedding. From logistics to decor and sometimes even your wedding date, a wedding venue plays a huge role in how a wedding unfurls. Wedding venues also end up being one of the largest expenditure items for a wedding. While couples and families typically look at budget, amenities, and availability, there’s a range of dynamic factors to keep in mind while choosing the venue of your dreams.
To make this process a bit easier, The Wedding Brigade team dolled out some tips for HerZindagi and ran a survey amongst more than 200 couples to understand the challenges they faced while picking a venue of their own. They found that almost 50% couples did not like their decor or stage, more than 30% wedding venues were not equipped for power cuts, many wanted a separation between veg and non-veg food as that can cause problems especially for the Indian vegetarians.
Keeping these pointers in mind, here are a few tips that could help you out for sure:
Go With Clubbed Services
Since venues form a major chunk of wedding expenses, going with a service provider that clubs multiple services such as décor and catering services is optimal. Apart from saving it also makes for a more seamless experience decreasing the hassle of multiple vendors.
Don’t Forget To Ask For More
Don’t shy away from asking for inclusions in the package. Many venues provide extended music hours, complimentary buffet plates, and free valet parking. While booking a venue, ask your vendor for complimentary services to get the most out of your experience.
Importance Of Lighting & Decoration
When done well, lighting and décor can make everything look better, from your wedding cake to your guests. The venue affects the choice of lighting and decoration so before booking remember that some properties have beautiful gardens that require minimum décor and lighting for a day function while others might require a heavy glow. So choose wisely to save big on electricity. For example, If looking for indoor spaces, book banquet halls with good lighting that can be combined with décor and extra lights for a nice effect.
Accessibility & Logistics
While wedding venues are the mainstay for those picture perfect wedding memories, the experience behind the scenes is as important. Ensure that you check for accessibility to the venue (for senior members of the families), ample parking spots for same city weddings, a generator back-up, functional water services, and clean dressing rooms for the bride and the groom.