Wedding Planning – 5 Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Reception Venue

Wedding Planning – 5 Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Reception Venue

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Picking the perfect reception venue is at the top of every bride’s list, isn’t it? Today I’m going to give you five tips on how to pick a reception venue.

  1. Ask around. When you’re looking around for a reception venue, be sure to ask your friends or people at work if they’ve had their reception at the venue you’re interested in or if they’ve attended a reception at the venue. This way, they can tell you any positive and negatives about the experience they had there.
  2. Consider your style as a couple. It was really easy for Gary and I to pick out a reception venue because of our personalities. We’re both really laid back and enjoy being outdoors, so we went with an indoor/outdoor location. Consider your personalities and each of your styles when choosing a reception venue.
  3. Look up wedding photos from venues you’re interested in. Before we booked our reception venue, we did a search on Google of wedding and reception pictures that had been taken there. This way, we knew how the venue could be captured in photos.
  4. Consider the month you’ll be getting married. This is obviously common sense – don’t pick an outdoor wedding for December!
  5. Think about your guest list. Before you say “yes” to the venue, think about how many people you’ll be inviting. You want a venue that will be comfortable for everyone, but you also want to feel close to your guests.

How did you pick your reception venue? What tips would you add?