If you’re newly engaged, congratulations! With the celebrations all done, it is now time you focus your energy on your upcoming nuptials. Planning your wedding requires a lot of organisation and checklists to help you remember every single detail. Choosing your wedding venue is among the first big decisions you have to make as a couple. Your wedding venue will set the tone of your special day and will have to match your outfit, budget, theme and much more. With so many wedding venues to choose from, how do you know which one will be the right fit for you? Take a look at our handy checklist that will help you zero in on the wedding venue of your dreams.
Pick a location
Most couples tend to get married in the city they live in, while some prefer to have a destination wedding. Once you finalise on your wedding location, it becomes much easier to choose your wedding venue, as the number of venues narrows down considerably. Of course, several factors go into determining your location, particularly a destination wedding – your budget, how many guests will be able to attend. When you have a clear idea in your head about the scale of your wedding, whether you want it to be a simple or extravagant affair, etc., will give you a lot more clarity when choosing your location.
Estimate your guest count
Weddings are not just two people professing their love for each other in the ultimate sign of commitment, but it also a union of two families. And with Indian weddings, your family extends beyond just your parents and grandparents. When choosing your wedding venue, it helps to have a guest list. It need not be accurate at this stage of the planning, but an estimated headcount can give you an idea of how big a venue you need to look for, catering, seating arrangement, etc.
Set your budget
This is one of the most important aspects of wedding planning. No matter how simple or extravagant your wedding may be, it will cost you a lot of money. With a fixed budget in mind, you will have a better idea of how much you can afford to spend on your wedding. Make sure you set a flexible budget for yourself in case of an increase in prices for a few things like the venue, catering, decorations, etc. a rigid budget will mean you have to compromise on some aspect of your wedding.
Think about the date
Every couple will have a specific season they wish to get married in, and this is influenced by auspicious times, weekends, depending on when relatives abroad can travel and much more. Another thing you need to keep in mind is that your dream wedding venue might not be available on the date of your choice. In such a situation, you will either have to be flexible with your dates or look for another venue. So try to keep an open an open mind and don’t be too upset if your preferred location isn’t available.
Find your style
You might not consider it a big deal, but the theme and style of your wedding must be seen in every aspect of the occasion. From your outfit to the décor and of course, your venue, everything must look tied together and cohesive. Whether your wedding is going to be formal, casual, or somewhere in between, something out of a fairy tale or simple and sophisticated, or even a party vibe with live music, your wedding venue must reflect the style you are trying to replicate. It helps to figure out the style of your wedding before deciding on a location, instead of choosing the wrong location and trying to change the way it looks.
Think about the banquet hall
The norm with India weddings is a reception that immediately follows the ceremony. For such a situation, you have to consider the right banquet hall to house your guests and to set up catering. Don’t forget to inspect the banquet hall in person so you can understand how many guests it can accommodate it, if it will have to be a floating crowd, where the food will be served, how big or small the stage it, how it can be decorated, etc. You can read our blog on how to choose the right banquet hall for more clarity.
With this handy checklist in tow, we hope you’re able to plan your dream wedding just as you’ve always imagined it. If you’re looking for a beautiful and tranquil location in Chennai for your wedding, head over to Feathers Hotel. Our premises is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and plush amenities and is located in the heart of Chennai, making it the go-to place.