Getting hitched? Read all about choosing the perfect wedding venue for your special day.
What is your budget?
What are your options?
What does each venue look like?
What about the date?
Have you considered the weather?
Have you considered the location?
Where is the best place to book?
Saying yes is the first step, now you and your future partner have a lot of important decisions to make when it comes to planning your wedding. Whether you have decided to have an intimate wedding with just a few close friends and family or a large full-scale extravaganza, location means everything. Read on to discover what you should take into consideration when choosing wedding venues in the Sunshine Coast.
What is Your Budget?
Once you know how much money you have to spend it is much easier to make a decision on the venue. Most people have a budget for their venue but tend to go beyond that for a variety of reasons. When considering wedding venues and the amount budgeted for them, remember that to find out all that is included or not included in the total cost. If you get a great deal on the venue but have to spend extra on tables and chairs or other big ticket items, the great deal may not be so great after all. Inquire with the manager of the venue to determine the full cost including taxes and all the extra items that will be needed.
What are Your Options?
When you scope out venues, find out what options you have when it comes to a bartender, DJ to play music, catering and alcohol. Some venues have a policy where you must purchase your alcohol through their venue and it can be quite costly. Some couples like to make their own wine and beer and serve it at the reception, but if you choose this option you will want to ensure that the venue will allow you to serve your own alcohol at the venue.
Make the Time to View Each Venue
Plan well in advance to view the venues that you like. Some venues book up a few years ahead of time, so it is important to decide early on the location. If you are planning to view many venues on the same day or in the same week, remember to take pictures and make notes about what it is that you liked or disliked about each location. No one’s memory is infallible and after looking at many venues they will all start to meld together in your mind. Decide which features are important to you and choose the place that checks off the most boxes. No single location is going to have it all, but you will probably find one that comes pretty close.
Choose a Date
Decide whether you will choose a certain date or if the date you choose to plan everything around will be one that is available with the venue. Whichever choice you make, the date is the most important one because it will be a deadline for you to make all of your other arrangements. For example, if you have a certain photographer in mind, you need to check their availability for the date that you have selected.
Consider the Weather
It is equally important to consider what kind of weather to expect. Does the venue that you have chosen have tents or other types of shelters available so that the wedding can go on in any type of weather? This is one of the most important days of your life and you want to plan ahead for everything that could go wrong to avoid disappointment. If you can choose a date with the best possible weather, that is ideal; however, this is the peak of wedding season and it may be difficult to obtain a date during that time. Plenty of people choose dates in the off season to get a better rate on the venue and will take a chance on the weather to save money.
Choose A Convenient Location
You want to choose a venue that you love but you also want to ensure that it is convenient for all of your guests to get to. Does the venue provide accommodations for guests and how many guests can stay on site? These are also important considerations when you are choosing a venue. It is a good idea to canvass your potential guests to find out if they would like to stay on site and how far they are willing to travel in order to attend your wedding. These answers are important for planning purposes and again can have an effect on your choice of venue.
Best Place to Book?
Every couple wants to book the best location, but how do you determine what that location is? You may have to do a little bit of cyber stalking for this one, but do some searches on Google and Facebook with such keywords as “best wedding venues Australia” and “popular wedding venues in Australia”. Specific venue searches with the added word “wedding” may bring up pictures from people’s accounts on Facebook so you can have a first hand view of their experience at that particular venue. You can view all of the pictures of the entire event and see what they did and what you like about that venue.
There is no shortage of amazing wedding venues in Australia. The problem is that the most popular ones tend to book up quickly, so once you decide on a date or have an idea of when you want to get married, you should start to investigate venues. Many couples have had a completely unique and memorable experience with Weddings at Tiffany’s Australia. This venue is wildly popular because of it’s breathtaking scenery, vast wedding experience, exclusive suppliers, private location and wonderful accommodations. You would be well advised to get in touch with this venue as quickly as possible if you want to create an experience that no one will soon forget. So many couples have enjoyed this venue and are glad that they made the decision to book it. Why not stop in and have a look? Once you see what there is at Weddings at Tiffany’s, Sunshine Coast, you will have one less decision to make.