Steps to finding The One (venue) after you've found The One!
Step 1. Talk to others to hear what they liked and disliked about certain venues
Talking to friends and family about their likes and dislikes can give insight into what you want to be looking for. Whether that be an outdoor ceremony site, or a designated cocktail space, I am sure they can provide many details and options to think about.
Step 2. Make a list of wants vs. must haves
It's easy to get lost in the moment at each venue and love them all. So before taking a tour at any site, be sure to have a list of wants vs. must haves.
Step 3. Find a wedding planner or coordinator that will help see your vision
Wedding planners are not necessary to make a wedding happen, but they definitely take the stress off of planning and make sure everything runs smoothly.
Step 4. Only look at venues that fit in your budget
If you are on a strict budget, only be looking at ones that fit in your price range. This will help make a quicker decision as well as leave extra money for other things...like wedding decor!
Step 4. Keep your guests in mind
Some venues are restrictive to the number of guests so it is important to keep that in mind as well as what they will be doing. Does the venue have a good place for cocktail hour or a comfortable reception space?
Step 5. Ask each venue as many questions as possible to know what is expected and included
When narrowing down which venue to choose, it is easier with all of the facts. So, when doing your visits ask every question you can think of to make planning less stressful. [Again, wedding planners are great!]
Step 6. Envision yourself and your loved ones spending an entire day at that venue
Ultimately, this is your day. So everything aside, pick one that you know you will love even days after the wedding.