Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times in your life, but every decision, no matter how small, influences your big day in some way. Chronologically ticking off things to-do on the wedding list sees the location near the top, with it helping encompass whatever theme your day is following.

Criteria for selecting the wedding venue vary for each couple, but there are a number of
considerations that are generally thought of when making this decision. To help you with one of the most important factors of your wedding, here is a list of what to think through:

Geographical location
For many couples, it is important that the location selected is easy for the majority of their guests to get to. However, if you are planning a destination wedding, or hosting one closer to home, you need to consider the logistics of getting everyone there.

Knowing what kind of wedding you want is important; whether it is formal or informal, traditional or innovative, during the day or evening, indoors or outdoors, identifying these elements for your big day will narrow down your venue search.

Guest count
It is important to come up with a solid estimate of your guest list early on in order to plan your budget and select the right ceremony or reception spot; as well as being able to inform the facility, as the majority of them request an estimate of 60-90 days in advance.

The weather factor
Depending on what season you are planning your wedding for, the location that you choose needs to suit your choices. Are there areas to shelter from the rain in the winter, or the heat in the summer? Is it possible to have an alternative if the weather unexpectedly changes? Considering these factors, especially with the varied British weather, is vital to your decision.

Food and drink quality
If in-house catering is something you are considering, then make sure to taste theoptions before you decide on the venue. This could either change your food and drink options, or cause you to look at another location altogether.

Whether you have chosen your location before or after your wedding dress, our experienced team are here to help you find your dream gown; matching your style to that of your entire day. If you would like to find out more, or book your VIP appointment, call us on 01799 526982