All wedding experts advise the modern brides and grooms to get creative and plan a unique reception. This is not something necessarily for your own comfort but for your guests’. That’s why you need to be inventive and select a more original theme for the entire event. But until you get to the part of selecting the theme we think it’s more important to focus on the most adequate venue. The location of the reception is one of the most significant aspects to plan and one of the toughest decisions. Why? Because there is a lot of money invested here and a lot of implications that concern the other things you have to purchase for the reception.
There are many details that need to be planned around the wedding venue and this is why you have to make the wisest decision in this sense. Don’t choose the first locale you see. Go visit more and in the end rethink your options in terms of budget, space and possibility of implying your theme. The venue selection affects the catering options, the music, the drinks, the number of the guests you should invite and other special license requirements. The majority of venues have a menu included in the price. If you don’t like the type of food they serve, choose a different venue. It’s essential to make the perfect choice at this chapter. There is nothing more delicate in a wedding than the food and drinks.
Make sure you also take into consideration parking arrangements. If something from the venue alters your plans, see if you can adjust them or simply select another location. Weddings are expensive and that’s why so many couples of today choose to spend their reception outside the doors, in a less extravagant locale. For those who are on a tight budget it’s more advisable to go locally and select your favorite restaurant or garden park than a destination tropical island resort or a fancy ballroom wedding. Everybody loves alfresco weddings. They are magical, especially when the background is based on blue skies, sunshine, green grass, blooming flowers and grandiose trees. This seems like the perfect frame of a successful wedding.
Nothing can compare to the natural beauty of an outdoors wedding. The setting can be quiet and peaceful or more fun and diverting. It depends on the type of party you want to plan. To keep your wedding expenses within the budget, you can rent tables, chairs and a tent. Those who have a bigger budget and want something more authentic and timelessly elegant can choose a historical hotel or villa for a romantic reception. Church reception halls, museums, cruise boat and countryside venues are other popular selections.