Dreaming of a fairy tale wedding is easy but planning it, not so much! Everyone deserves a perfect day that they will remember and celebrate throughout their happy marriage. The venue you choose will define not only the aesthetics of your event, but also the vibe and mood of your dream day.
With so many venues and so little time (and cash) to choose one, its easy to feel overwhelmed. Luckily, we have compiled the ultimate guide to choosing your dream wedding venue.
Define your Budget
Like most things in life, the purse strings sadly advocate how much you can spend on the venue. It’s not always the most fun element to think about, but it’s better than coming home from the honeymoon to a sky high credit card bill! Be realistic when choosing your venue. Some venues might be very inexpensive but call for a lot of extra décor. Other wedding venues might be very expensive but include extra elements such as glassware and decor. Remember that even though your venue is one of your biggest expenses, you shouldn’t take it as an excuse to blow your whole budget on it.
Most venues have different packages and price points, so you don’t always have to compromise and give up your venue, just choose the package that suits your budget best through value-added services and freebies. Did you know that ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe offers the bridal couple a complimentary night’s stay, including breakfast?
Incorporate Your Style
Find a wedding venue that resembles your style. Find a space that incorporates who you are as a couple, as well as the things you love and enjoy about life. With such big variety to choose from, compromising on your dream venue doesn’t need to be an option. Choose a venue that best resembles your love story. If a fairy tale wedding is your thing, ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest offers the perfect forest wedding venue for a magical outdoor “I do” moment.
Prefer a bushveld setting? Our view deck at ANEW Resort Hunters Rest offers guests magnificent views of the Magaliesberg mountains while couples can tie the know with a naturally beautiful valley as backdrop.
Keep the Logistics in Mind
How accessible is the venue? Can your whole guest list be accommodated? Will they be able to do catering? It’s important to think of these factors when deciding on where your perfect day will be taking place. It’s pointless to have a gorgeous wedding venue that can only facilitate about 10% of your guest list. Playing guest hunger games isn’t something we’d recommend you try…
Choose a venue that offers a variety of packages, offers easy access and accommodation for your guests, and offers added extras like catering. This will take stress of our shoulders, while making sure that your day will be perfect.
Ready to discover your dream wedding venue? Check out our wedding venue options and get in touch with one of our dedicated wedding coordinators to help you start planning your big day.