I was watching "Sex and the City" last night and seeing a wedding in a library, it got me to thinking about all of the weddings that aren't held in a church or ballroom setting. It's a new year and there were plenty of engagements that happened over the holidays, without a doubt. With so many new brides, finding the perfect dress, venue, and other things, is surely at the top of the list of things to do. When it comes to finding the perfect venue, I find it so much easier when you stick to your own style and personality. It's your wedding, so have the wedding you've been dreaming of. Here are a few questions to ask before making your final selection.
1. Do you want to have the ceremony and reception in the same location? Make sure that there's plenty of parking for your guests and if there will be a fee to park..
2. Do you want a more traditional or non-traditional wedding? If going the non-traditional route, there's only one rule. "Be Yourself" Select a venue that will allow you to incorporate all the details that will make the wedding you.
3. Do you have a place that you love to go, like the library or local winery, that's totally you, and allows for events such as a wedding? Does it offer catering or will you be able to bring your own? A special venue won't do much good if you're not able to entertain your guests.
4. Do you have something in particular you'd like to share with your guests, like particular wedding favors? Is there enough space for the tables that you'll need to display the cake, escort cards, favors, and seat your guests?
5. Are there any other events that will be taking place during your wedding? You certainly don't want your wedding to disrupt the flow of normal business or have your wedding totally interrupted either.