Wedding hall is one of the most important choices you will have to do in the very beginning of your wedding planning process. You need to think over quite a lot of things, so we made a list of tips from professional planners to make your life a bit easier Som if you are in hte process of choosing wedding reception venues, have a look at our guide
- First of all you need to estimate how many guests you’d like to invite to your wedding, as soon as not all halls can provide space for a wide variety of wedding groups. At the same time nearly every venue has a guest count minimum. Useful tip – be sure to aim low in your numbers — it’s easier to add guests than to deduct. If your guest list gets smaller than you expected and you have to pay for extra plates, we recommend asking wedding hall manager if they can arrange some more appetizers during cocktail reception or add extra time to the festivities.
- Another important tip – you need to figure out how much you are willing to spend in the very beginning of the planning process. Make a basic research and find out what the going rates are in your desired wedding hall. Some venue directories allow you to search by location, price, and venue type, among other criteria. Finding out how much you can pay will help you avoiding the sadness of falling in love with a wrong venue — you shouldn’t spend more than 40% of your wedding budget on your wedding hall. Getting straight into signing an agreement before you have all of the numbers in front of you may make you “house poor,” and you’ll have to cut out to stay within the budget.
- You really need to see wedding planners’ and photographers’ blogs to see some wedding photos of halls you could be interesting to visit. As soon as they aren’t staged, you’ll get a much better understanding of what your wedding can look like. This can be especially helpful if you can’t to visit the venue during the season you’ll be getting married.