Choosing a wedding site
June 18, 2015 todorbb 0 Comments
We recommend that if possible, both bride and groom will attend all interviews.
Always carry a note pad and pen to write down important information and questions that may arise during your interview.
Actually, choosing the wedding site that is just right for you, is a lot of fun.
Before you start looking, you should brainstorm. As you do, take to consideration your budget, your wedding theme, the atmosphere you want at your wedding, your interests, and your guests.
The location is one of the most important aspects of your wedding so consider carefully what will make yours a special, one-of-a-kind wedding event. You have many option including a do it yourself wedding (friends and family contributing of course.) Following is a list to get you started.
Ideas for wedding sites include:
A Home – do it yourself wedding,
Auditoriums – usually on a rental basis,
Beach – public domain may need permit and or license,
Bed and Breakfast – full service,
Camp Grounds – do it yourself wedding,
Club Houses – do it yourself wedding,
Country Clubs – most offer full service,
Conference Centers- some offer full service, some are on a rental basis,
Convention Centers – some offer full service, some are on a rental basis,
Hotel – Ball Rooms – Grounds or – Gardens. A Gazebo makes a wonderful setting for a wedding ceremony- full service
Houses of Worship – Churches – Synagogues – Temples – Mosques – etc…some offer full service, some are on a rental basis, some can only facilitate the ceremony,
Mansions – full service
Museums -some museums offer celebration rooms and may even help with special wedding themes, especially historical – usually on a rental basis,
Parks – Great – do it yourself wedding,
Patio – Gardens – do it yourself wedding,
ranches – usually on a rental basis,
Resorts, full service
Rented Halls – usually on a rental basis,
Stadiums – usually on a rental basis,
Yachts or Cruise Ships – full service,
You can probably come up with some more ideas.
Unless the location is your top priority, choose the dream location and a few alternative sites that will be just right for you, so that if necessary you can be flexible. Some location are natural for weddings and offer all the amanities you need. Others rent the space and leave the rest to you, still others are free but you have to make all the arrangements. So, consider your budget, consider the work involved, consider your guests and choose the site that will afford you your dream wedding. The information you gathered, is actually a wonderful preparation for your interviews.
FULL SERVICE WEDDING SITE and FACILITIES
These are venues that can take care of every little detail regarding your ceremony and reception. You’ll still need to attend to your personal needs. You’ll need to attend to the attire, wedding accessories and wedding gifts for each other, family, and wedding attendants.
SITES AVAILABLE on a RENTAL BASIS
Many wedding sites that are available on a rental basis. Some provide the space, others provide tables and chairs too while still other provide linens, tableware, flatware and glassware as well. There are also rental based sites that have a working relationship with selected caterers and are familiar with other wedding service providers and vendors.
Public parks, beaches, gardens etc… make great wedding sites and are perfect for do it yourself weddings. They offer you the opportunity to express yourselves in an unconfined atmosphere. Most are free to use but you’ll need to do the majority of the planning and contracting. Your first step is to find if you need any permits and or licenses. If you do, obtain them.