One of the most important parts of planning a wedding is choosing a wedding venue that meets your expectations and works with any themes you have in mind. This is probably going to be one of the first decisions you make and will provide the basis upon which all other decisions are made, such colour schemes, invitation styles, and photographers.
First of all, you’ll need to figure out where you want to get married and whether you’re going to keep it local or you want to travel further afield. Take into account that your guests are going to have to travel there, so make sure it’s accessible and there’s plenty of surrounding accommodation they can use.
Take a look at lists of potential wedding venues to get an idea of what is out there and how much it costs. This should give you a feel for what you like and don’t like along with what you can afford, helping you to put together a potential list of ones that you want to visit.
Always bear in mind that you’ll need to find a photographer within the area, such as a Hampshire wedding photographer, so do thorough research to find someone suitable who is used to the venue style and offers a strong portfolio.
Budget and plan
You might think you have found the perfect venue, and a Hampshire wedding photographer to suit, but try not to get too carried away before you’ve viewed the location, asked questions and re-visited a second time.
Planning is essential for making sure your wedding remains on budget, so try not to go and look at any locations that are quite obviously going to exceed it. Instead, put together a definitive list of where you want to visit and any questions you want to ask. Make notes while you’re there and try not to sign on the dotted line straight away, as hard as this may be!
Once you come away from the venue, you’ll have time to contemplate things and may think of other questions you want to ask, such as whether any other events will take place at the same time. Go back to the venue armed with these additional questions and make sure everything is covered before agreeing to this place as your venue.