The Importance of Choosing the Right Wedding Venue

Published: 12th March 2009
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There is so much to plan for when you make that all important decision to get wed. There is the wedding dress to start with, invitations to be sent out and prior to that who to invite! The time of year you plan your wedding will have to be given a lot of thought and who will be best man and maid of honour from your many friends? Before any of the decisions can be finalized there is the venue of the ceremony and the reception to consider. Will they be in different places or the same location and how far in advance will you need to book to ensure you get the perfect place?

The wedding venue will be one of the most important aspects you decide for as the rest of the arrangements will follow on from here. People get married in all sorts of places these days.

There are the conventional amongst you who go with the traditional church wedding; the adventurous plan their ceremony on an exotic beach, honeymoon included; and then there are the unconventional who like to take a risk and get wed whilst diving, skydiving, in a hot air balloon, in a museum or aboard the HMS Belfast.

You have to consider how many guests you are intending to invite when deciding upon your venue, as it would need to be large enough to house the number of guests. Outside venues are a good choice and quite popular as they provide enough space to allow guests to walk around the grounds and provide a more spacious feeling than indoor venues usually does. The other benefit to an outdoor wedding venue is that the acoustics when listening to music can sound better if you should hire a live band or wedding singers and it offers a pleasant summer feel. For wedding singer Cheshire, have a look online.

You will find it possible to hire all kinds of historical and beautiful venues for a wedding, everything from the usual hotel function room, to town halls and clubhouses to parks and dramatic historical castles. What you book will depend on your budget as well as your preference and the type of atmosphere you want to create.

A wedding day is for many people one of the most memorable moments of in life and obviously you would want everything to run smoothly and be perfect. Every little detail has to be taken into account to guarantee there are no problems that might occur. If you are inviting lots of family and friends then you don't want the location too far from your home town. Check out the accommodation nearby for the convenience of those who are travelling from further afield, and parking facilities for the guests.

Booking the venue well in advance is something you just have to do as much of the rest of your arrangements will be centered around the venue. If you really desire a particular venue, booking well in advance will ensure you're not getting disappointed.

Entertainment for the reception should be geared towards what you like but also what your guests will appreciate. Often, a local DJ is an expert at getting everyone up onto the dance floor with a choice of music to suit all ages. A live band is always an appreciated choice, especially if they have old favourites and classics on their song-list. A comedian is sure to put a smile on your guests' faces and make the evening a memorable one. Many of the guests will probably want to dance so make sure the venue offers a dance floor.

Most venues can do the catering on the premises, however if you prefer something organized from outside this shouldn't be a problem. Always inspect the venue in advance so you know how the area will be arranged on the wedding day. It is always a good idea to visit and speak with the staff in charge of your wedding so they are fully aware of what you are expecting.

Your wedding should be a memorable occasion and one of the happiest days of your life. To make sure there are no hitches always plan well in advance and book your venue well ahead of schedule. Look online for a choice of wedding venue options available to you.

Michiel Van Kets provides article services for James Barlow, the director of The Wedding Singer, a provider of live wedding music throughout the UK. If you want to listen to wedding music examples or if are you looking for wedding singers to entertain at your wedding, wedding singer Cheshire, please visit the website.

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