7 Tips for Choosing Your Boston Wedding Venue
Don’t let the stress of choosing a wedding venue cloud your priceless moments as a newly engaged couple. Our expert wedding planner, Denise DeSimone, is here to help. She draws from her real-world knowledge to give you simple tips for long-term planning and maintaining a joyful composure during this exciting – and hectic – process.
1. Know Your Guest List.
It is important to have a realistic idea of how many guests may attend.
Brainstorm which family, friends and acquaintances you would like to invite by typing their names into an Excel spreadsheet. Explore this list as a couple and with family members who are dedicated to helping you plan or pay for the wedding.
2. Plan a Wedding Budget.
Your wedding is a big financial commitment. First you must know how much you can afford to spend on the venue before finding the place that fits your vision.
3. Don’t Procrastinate.
Couples will often wait too long to visit venues because they think they have more time. When reserving a wedding venue, especially a desirable location, brides can be booking up to two years in advance.
4. Get to Know Your Venue.
Search through our venue finder to narrow down your top choices and then make appointments to visit your favorites. Have your questions ready and be sure to see the whole space.
Find out what each venue has to offer. For example, are tables, chairs, longer rental hours and guest parking available? Understanding all of this beforehand will help you determine when to start planning the décor and catering options.
5. Don’t Be Overzealous.
Planning your wedding is an exciting time. Be careful not to get too wrapped up in your emotions. Remember to do your homework (listed above) and tour many venues well in advance. Write things down in a separate wedding notebook to give yourself a clear picture of each Boston venue option.
6. Read the Entire Contract.
Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you know the rules and what services and amenities to which you are entitled.
7. Enjoy it!
Try not to get stressed out. Planning your wedding is supposed to be fun! Take it one day at a time and relish in the fact that you are preparing for most exceptional day of your life!
We truly believe our bridal industry professionals are the best in the business. This practical list is just an example of the guidance we give to our couples on a daily basis.
If you found this helpful and would like more help planning your upcoming “I do’s,” please call our wedding experts and catering team at (617) 581-1150 or contact us through our website.
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