2 Key Aspects to Include in Your Wedding Venue Checklist

Choosing an appropriate venue for your wedding is one of the most important aspects of the wedding planning process. After all, that's where guests will come to watch you exchange vows with your significant other. 

But with so many options available, from private gardens or churches to hotels, country clubs and vineyards, finding the right place for your nuptial day can be downright overwhelming. For you to make the right pick, you need to think through a number of important things.

Here's a look at some key aspects to include in your wedding venue checklist.

How many people will be attending?

When choosing a venue for your big day, it's important to consider the number of guests you expect at your wedding. The number of people expected at your wedding should guide your choice of a proper size location. A venue that is too large may make it seem like people snubbed your wedding, while a smaller venue may not accommodate all your guests.  

However, one of the conundrums that you may face is trying to estimate the number of people who will come to your wedding. Who will show up and who won't? The politest way to find out is to prepare a response card and send it to all your guests. Include a clause asking them to confirm whether they "will attend" or "will not attend" the event.

It's also a good idea to include the exact name of those who are invited on the response cards. This will help specify exactly who is invited.

Where will the wedding reception be held?

After you've exchanged nuptial vows with your better half, you will need to have a wedding reception to celebrate a marital union. The location of your wedding reception relative to the wedding venue can encourage guests to attend your wedding or put them off.

If you'll be holding your wedding reception at the wedding venue, you can save your guests the hassle of moving to a different site after completion of the nuptial ceremony. But if the locations of your wedding ceremony and reception are not the same, ensure they're in close proximity to each other. Otherwise, your guests may find it hard to get to the wedding reception after attending your wedding ceremony.

If you need help choosing the right venue for your wedding, you can always seek help from a professional wedding planner. They will listen to you and help you find a location that's right for you, your spouse-to-be, and your guests.