Do you envision a traditional chapel ceremony or something more individual? The type of wedding that you want will have an impact on the location and venue that you choose. You’ll also have to consider your guests too. If you want a wedding on a beach on the other side of the world, then you need to think about whether the people that you care about will actually be able to make it. Think of your elderly relatives or friends with kids.
Are You Religious?
If you’re religious, then your wedding may have to be held in a place of worship. If this is the case, you’re wedding will need to be planned around any rules that they might have, such as over-the-top flowers or revealing dresses. You should also find the ceremony venue before the reception one.
How Much Work Are You Willing to Do?
A reception hall has a one size fits all approach, which means that your wedding will be less unique and bespoke. But, a reception hall will also come with staff who will take care of practically everything for you, and may even include the clean up.
A unique location, on the other hand, will require more work. You’ll have to get it ready before hand, as well as clean it up afterwards too. An outdoor ceremony will need a back-up in case the weather turns nasty, and somewhere to head to when it gets cold, like a temporary building from Neptunus.
If you’ve lived together for a long time, or you have a house or garden big enough, then you could have it at your own home. However there are a few things that you should consider before taking the plunge. It might seem like a money-saver, but, depending on how many guests you have, you may end up spending a lot of money on renting things like extra plates and glasses. On top of this there is the food and drink, the band (and the extras that they’ll need too).
A Unique Location?
If you really want your wedding to mean something particular to you and your partner, consider having your wedding in a unique location. It’ll mean a lot more work, but it could mean that your wedding is cheaper than a traditional one. You’ll need to think about whether the location can house all your guests, whether it has a liquor licence and insurance to start with.