It’s no secret that choosing a wedding venue can be one of the most difficult decisions of the entire wedding planning process. In fact, it’s normally a good idea to book your wedding reception site as soon as possible once you’re engaged — at least a year to nine months before the wedding. And it’s always fun to visit various venues and imagine having your dream wedding there, but when it comes time to make a decision, far too many couples don’t quite know what they want. However, there are a number of considerations you should make when browsing unique wedding venues that can keep the process simple enough for it to be enjoyable every step of the way. Here are just a few major considerations to keep in mind when looking for your dream wedding venue.
Proper sizing is an essential component of any venue, whether it’s indoor or outdoor. As of 2014, the average couple invites 136 guests to their wedding, but depending on the size of your anticipated guest list, you’ll need to make sure your venue comfortably seats all of your guests and is equipped with enough space for all of the activities you and your significant other have planned, from throwing the bouquet to dancing the night away. If there’s even any uncertainty regarding capacity limitations, it’s best to play it safe and find a larger venue where there won’t be any doubts.
If you have your heart set on a particular wedding date, this will be a make-or-break factor. Otherwise, if you’re starting your search early enough and planning far enough ahead, the venue should be fairly flexible regarding availability. If you do have a particular timeline in mind for your dream wedding, it may be best to make sure the venue is available before you even look at it and get your hopes up.
Finally, as a major component of almost all American weddings, food has certainly come to serve as a way to celebrate and honor you and your significant other as newlyweds. How you choose to cater your wedding is entirely up to you, but it’s important to know whether or not the venue you’re considering has an in-house catering service. If not, you can add ‘finding a caterer’ to your wedding to-do list.
Ultimately, understanding these three essential criteria can help you choose the perfect wedding venue and get you one step closer to planning your dream wedding. For more information about the best wedding venues in Miami, contact Renaissance Miami.