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How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.  So this post on How to find the perfect wedding venue is a great place to start planning!

The relationships we form are a big part of who we are. They symbolize one relationship that you wish to last a lifetime.  It’s a big step. Wedding planning and preparation takes months.  And one of the biggest decisions, right after whom you’re marrying – is where the wedding will be taking place!  If you don’t already have a specific place in mind, then the process can take a long time.

So, to help you with the selection here’s a list of tips to guide you through the waters.

Bedford Village inn can be the perfect venue for your wedding.

  • When is the big day?

The first thing you want to decide is whether you want to have an outdoor element to your wedding. The reason why we say “an element” is because no wedding should only be planned with outdoor space.  Because you never know what the weather will bring.  Of course, this will be determined by the season when you are having your wedding, and the only time you can bet on an all-outdoor wedding is if you are in a climate where it ever rains Still, even if you have the brightest, sunniest days in the summer, you still need to consider that your guests will need protection from the sun and that you should definitely have shade sails to break up space with some cover. Even if you have an indoor wedding during a rainy season, you need to take into consideration things like the walkway to the venue and the street in front of it, because you definitely don’t want to get the hem of your dress muddy.


  • Decide on a theme

Weddings without a theme end up either a mishmash of different styles that only partially work together or a generic wedding that everyone forgets within a week. Don’t worry – you don’t have to have some extravagant theme to make your wedding stand out! Even something as simple as a theme color, or a themed flower will tie everything together. When you know your theme, go looking for a venue that fits it perfectly or that is willing to work with you to make your vision come true. If you have a rose theme, then go find a rose garden, or a castle, or a vintage restaurant. Anything that fits with your specific theme will be a perfect wedding venue, even if it doesn’t seem like an obvious choice for a wedding.

Outdoor Seating in the courtyard of the BVI- perfect wedding venue.

  • Stay true to your culture

Just because you don’t live in a country where your culture is dominant, you can still honor it in your wedding ceremony. Romantic Manly waterfront restaurants can arrange and provide all you need for an Indian, Kosher or Persian wedding; that way, you can feel close to your culture even if you’re far away from your home country. If there are any other rituals or ceremonies that you want to include in your day, make sure that the wedding venue you are choosing can make space and all the necessary arrangements for that. It’s important to discuss all of this with the venue beforehand, because sometimes, even if they haven’t had experience with such a wedding before, they will be willing to work with you on making it come true.


  • Stick to your budget

Before you even start going about finding the perfect wedding venues, you need to know the exact budget you have. Similar to finding a perfect dress, falling in love with a place you can’t afford can be devastating. Because then none of the other great options will seem as good. If you know you’re someone who easily falls in love with a place, have a chat on the phone first.  Or look at the venue’s website to see the range of prices for the different services they offer.  Remember that some venues offer packages that take care of absolutely everything for the wedding!  While others will only provide the space. So you need to find a separate catering and decorating service etc. 


  • Make big decisions early

Sometimes, you will have to make some hard decisions. Your dream wedding might not be possible with the guest list that you’ve compiled.  Therefore, something will have to be cut short. These decisions are best made early because changing your plans mid-way to accommodate for new changes isn’t nearly as easy.  So plan on having a set guest list, budget, and approximate location first.  Before you choose a wedding venue. 


In the end, you should remember that every place – even your own living room – can be transformed into a beautiful location.  (With positive energy.) .  So, when looking for a wedding venue, make sure you are looking at the potential it has, not just its current state, and try to place your vision on top of what you’re seeing.

Mount Washington Resort is the perfect wedding venue.

Omni Mount Washington Resort offers so many options when trying to choose your perfect wedding venue.

Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Traveling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always looking for new trends in fashion and beauty.  Mia considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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