Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life because it is the beginning of your marriage. It’s a day when you and your partner commit to each other in front of your friends and family. It’s a day of laughter and tears, of joy and love. And it’s a day that will set the foundation of the life you and your partner are building. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right venue for your wedding.
The venue sets the tone for the whole day, and it should be a reflection of who you are as a couple. Are you traditional or unique? Fun-loving or serious? Romantic or down-to-earth? Your venue should reflect both your personalities, and it should be a place where you feel comfortable saying “I do.”
When you’re looking for the perfect venue, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Ask yourself these questions as you are touring wedding venues to find your perfect setting.
First, think about the style of your wedding. Do you want a formal affair or a more relaxed celebration? Is this venue a place with architectural details that allow you to emphasize the shape of the building, the size, scale, or even the colors and culture surrounding the property. Or would you prefer a location with more greenery? You can come alive with nature and the natural surroundings as if you are a delicate flower waiting to be chosen from the garden.
Come with me to Paris, and let’s visit Jennifer & John’s wedding day. Playing with the height of the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower makes them the focal point while giving your eye other visual details to explore. You can see how the linear nature of space creates incredible details whether they are up close or far away from the museum. These are the things you want to look for at a venue and make them a reflection of your style.
If you’re planning a formal wedding, you’ll want to look for a venue that is elegant and refined. On the other hand, if you’re planning a more laid-back celebration, you will want a venue with a more casual atmosphere.
Think about how many different locations within the venue you’ll have access to. Can you picture yourself taking your vows by the reflection pond at Bella Collina? You can follow that with a reception in the ballroom. Or are there multiple outdoor spaces where you can host your celebration on the open lawn? Choosing the right venue style will help your guests understand what they are about to experience! And this means everyone will be prepared for a great evening.
Consider how many people you want to invite and if your venue choice can comfortably accommodate this size party. I understand how much this means to you and how you want it to go perfectly. Most importantly, you want everyone to have a good time. I want to capture the moments when everyone is having fun and you are being you.
A large guest count means more people to celebrate with, and it also means more logistics to manage. I am there to capture the memories and make sure you are looking your best every step of the way. If you do have a large guest list, we love working with wedding coordinators who manage the logistics and keep your guests moving with the flow of the event. Even if your ceremony and reception aren’t in the same location, you can still create a flow that makes guests feel like they are on a guided journey into the beginning of your marriage.
If you are having an intimate celebration, you have a better opportunity to connect with each guest and create a more immersive experience. This will help you focus on creating lasting memories for years to come.
On your wedding day, you will be surrounded by the people who mean the most to you. You are celebrating your love and commitment and creating lasting memories. As Maya Angelou said, “…people will never forget how you made them feel.” You can make your guests feel loved and appreciated by capturing as many memories as possible. I still enjoy looking back and remembering my wedding day, and I want that for you too.
The right photographer will help you hold on to the details of the day, while a videographer will allow you to relive the emotions of the moment. You can cherish your wedding day for years to come and share your memories with those who were there with you on that special day. No matter which option you choose, make sure to capture as many memories as possible. These memories will not only be a source of joy for you because they represent the day you two chose to grow together as one. I can’t wait for you to love your marriage as much as I love mine!
When you’re planning to tour venues, it is CRUCIAL to do your research. Know what you want before you book any appointments. If you have a clear idea of what you are looking for in a venue, it will be less disappointing if the venue is out of your price range.
It is also important to be clear about your needs for the wedding day. Do you need a ceremony and reception space in the same venue? Are you willing to compromise on an outdoor ceremony in the heat of summer in Florida? By knowing what you want and being clear about your needs, you can make the most of your venue tours and find the perfect location for your special day.
Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for by asking yourself these questions, you can target quality venues that meet your needs.
Your wedding day should be a representation of you and your partner. It is important to take the time for research and reflection before scheduling any wedding tours. By being honest about what you like and want, you are setting yourself up for an enjoyable experience.
Trust me – I’ve been on both sides of the table! The venue manager wants to give you a tour that meets your needs, not one that makes them feel good. So tell them what you’re looking for – they won’t judge! I hope these tips help you make a successful wedding tour. How do you want to remember the day? Let’s chat about creating memories of your marriage.
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