The venue you choose sets the tone for your wedding. Oftentimes choosing the best Chicago venue for your wedding can be very time-consuming. There are so many options to choose from when trying to finalize your decision. Here are three (3) tips to assist you in choosing the best wedding venue for your wedding.
1. Consult a Wedding Planner
When it comes to choosing the best venue for your wedding, your first order of business should be to consult with a wedding planner. You can begin doing a little research on your own online so that way you are prepared when you consult a wedding planner and having an idea of where you would like to have your wedding can assist immensely in the wedding planning process. Wedding planners are familiar with many of the venues and may have already planned a wedding at the venue, so they can assist you in determining whether the venue you are considering is feasible. Your wedding planner can also provide you with tips to ensure you get the best price from the venue.
Be sure to consult with a wedding planner prior to booking your venue space.
2. Choose a Venue That is in Alignment with Your Vision
There are many factors to consider when choosing the best venue for your wedding. One of the most important being location. Depending on the vision you have for your wedding, you should choose a venue that coincides with your idea of the “perfect space” whether you prefer an indoor venue or an outdoor venue or maybe an indoor venue that has an outdoor space as well. For example, if you are planning to have a wedding with natural elements, you can choose a venue that may already have beautiful floral arrangements outdoors such as the botanical gardens, wineries, and parks. A good photographer can be sure to capture the elements that are most important to you for your wedding.
Another thing to consider, depending on your geographical location, is the weather. For example, Chicago's weather can be pretty unpredictable. So, although it may be June it can be really cold or rainy. Whatever the case may be, your wedding planner can help you in deciding on a contingency plan.
3. Remember Your Financial Comfort Zone
While your wedding planner can assist you with choosing the best venue for your wedding, deciding whether it is in your financial comfort zone is always a factor. Always consider different vendors that you plan on utilizing for your wedding. This can help to determine whether the venue is a good fit for you or if you need to consider other options. For instance, if the venue takes up more than sixty-percent of your financial comfort zone and you have not considered other vendors for decor and floral, you may want to consider having your wedding at a different venue. You wouldn’t want to commit to a venue first then realize that the venue is way out of your financial comfort zone. Also, prioritizing what is more important to you should be discussed with your wedding planner. This is also the time to speak with your fiance’ and other family members about their contribution to the costs of the wedding. Doing this allows you to better understand where you are in your financial comfort zone.
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