Inspiration, Wedding Planning

Tips and Tricks to Finding "The One" -Wedding Venue-

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. 

Outdoor wedding ceremony leading to a white curtain pergola with garland

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. 

Outdoor vineyard wedding ceremony

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. 

cocktail hour silver linens
Reception decor featuring chargers, linens, chivari chairs and more
outdoor cocktail hour with silver luster linens at winehaven in minnesota

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 wedding decor! 

wedding reception inspiration with lace linens and table numbers displayed in front of white roses

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?

reception table styled with grey linens and lace overlays. The ivory napkins placed in glasses and a floral arrangement for a centerpiece

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!]

guest tables with a cool and sophisticated decor. Chiffon chair backs and grey linens with lace overlays

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. 

silver wedding cake idea
Bride throwing wedding bouquet off balcony

After choosing your venue you will need to pick your decor! Stay tuned to see how to decorate your venue! 

Venue: Winehaven 

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Photography: Delight Photography