A lot of time goes into planning a wedding, and choosing your venue will be one of the first decisions you make. Wedding venues book up quickly, so you must start your search early. Experts recommend booking your venue at least nine months out but preferably 14 months in advance, according to Zola. A luxury wedding venue can be the ideal backdrop for your wedding, but before you decide, there are a few things you need to consider.
How Flexible Are You On a Date?
The most sought-after venues can be difficult to secure if you are not flexible on your date. You may have to decide if the luxury wedding venue is more important or if sticking to a date is more important. If you can be flexible on the date, you’re more likely to book your venue easily.
How Long Is Your Guest List?
Some luxury venues cannot accommodate the 250 people you have on your guest list while others can. Before you get your hopes up about booking your dream venue, make sure they can accommodate your guest list. The alternative option is to trim the list. According to the Wedding Planner Institute, the average destination wedding has about 48 attendees. If you’d enjoy an intimate wedding at your dream venue, consider trimming your list.
What Is Your Budget?
Finding the perfect luxury wedding venue available on your date only to find out that it is way out of your price range can be devastating. However, it would be best if you considered the venue’s value before you decide that it is outside your price range. If there are added value features, it may be worth spending the extra money. Another thing to consider is if you book early enough, you will have more time to pay for the venue. Many venues offer payment plans in increments. The sooner you book the venue, the more time you will have to pay for it.
Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important steps in planning your special day. Be sure to keep flexibility, your guest list, and your budget in mind as you schedule tours for venues. Learn more about how a luxurious wedding venue can make your dream wedding come true by contacting The Boathouse today!