Congratulations on your engagement. Now it’s time to start planning your wedding and reception. There are so many things to to do that at first the thought of your wedding day can be overwhelming. Don’t worry –it doesn’t have to be an endless chore. Let’s start with where to have your wedding reception. Below are a few tips to keep in mind while planning your wedding reception.
Here’s a few tips to make sure that you have the right venue for your reception:
How Many People? – Before you even start looking at all your venue options, you and your partner need to decide how many guests you plan to invite. Not every venue can accommodate a certain number of guests. Once you decide on a number, keep in mind that 10 to 20 percent will not be able to attend. This number will help realistically narrow your venue options.
What is the Budget? – When you start your venue search, you will find prices range from very affordable to downright outrageous. Don’t let yourself get swept away by a venue and the realize it is priced way out of reach. The rule of thumb is that you don’t want to spend more than 50% of your budget on your venue. Set a budget and stick to it.
Pick Your Wedding Date – Okay now you know how many people you plan to invite and what your budget will be. What day do you want to get married? It is still true that for many wedding venues, you will pay less if you get married on a Friday night in March instead of a Saturday night in June. If you don’t have a set date in mind, when you begin to visit venues, ask about what date you could get a better deal. This way you may get your ideal venue for less.
Visit Venues that Fit your Style – If you want a traditional wedding reception, you will want to consider a country club or hotel. Or, if you prefer a country-like wedding, you may want to find a rehabbed barn or a farm in your area. Then again, maybe you plan to be in the heart of a city. There are many possibilities, but only one that is perfect for you and your partner.
The Venue is your Background – Remember to stay in the present. Don’t forget that you are looking at venues because you are getting married. The venue serves as the background, not as the main reason for the day. The main reason for the day is the love you share with your partner.
If you follow these tips, you will find a venue in less time. Why? Well, you have taken the guesswork out of most of your day. You already know how many guests you will invite, your budget, and the type of wedding you want. Contact us at Riviera Country Club today so we can help you make your wedding reception spectacular. Our goal is to make your special day unforgettable. Call us at 708-349-2101 or visit us online today.