Choose a unique wedding venue and you don’t have to go overboard with the décor
Deciding on a wedding venue for your big day is not an easy call. The finest locations are either too expensive for your budget range or already occupied. The best venues get booked years in advance.
How do you make a choice when you can’t make up your mind? Believe it or not, settling on a venue is not that difficult. All you have to do is have more than one option. Don’t make a fixation with a restaurant or villa, and keep your options open. Many couples today want to do something different on their wedding; especially when it comes down to choosing the venue.
Here are some examples that will save you precious time when hunting for a wedding location.
Beach weddings are in trend right now. As opposite to a private property for your wedding venue, the beach gives you a lot more freedom. Both you and your groom will exchange vows surrounded by the most alluring landscape – the ocean. But then again, not all your guests will be willing to get their shoes and outfits ruined by the sand. That being said, you need to make proper preparations. Choose a restaurant with a view to the beach and the ocean, and this way you’ll please everyone. Have the ceremony outside and the evening party inside that restaurant. Decorate the place according to your own preferences, but don’t go overboard. Keep the ocean theme in mind, and make sure everything looks effortless, romantic and dreamy with white & baby blue accessories.
A mountain cottage or private villa is also an excellent idea for a wedding venue. These places are less crowded and usually available if you make a reservation with at least 6 months in advance. This way the bride and the groom will have enough time to travel to the cottage and make the necessary arrangements without rushing things. Cottages are extremely intimate; they usually don’t require a lot of decorating because the place itself is traditional enough. If you still want to make changes, you might want to think wisely. Stick to the vintage-like theme, and design the place in a way that accentuates the old-fashioned accent. Seasonal floral arrangements, traditional linens and china, dim lights and vintage linens on the tables are great additions.
Most weddings are held in restaurants that belong to certain hotels. This option is great when you have a lot of relatives coming from different places and you don’t have where to accommodate them all. However it is important to choose a restaurant that looks and feel modern and chic. If the location already looks nice, then you won’t need to spend a lot of time decorating. Contemporary restaurants with a striking Victorian-inspired design are the best. They feature a natural royal allure that won’t require any additional accessories to make them look impressive for your guests. Feel free to rearrange the tables, choose linens that match with your personal preferences, and china that goes with the theme of the location. Last but not least, the best flowers in a glamorous restaurant are white roses; but then again, you can always pick the color that you like most.
The botanical garden
Having a wedding in a botanical garden is the ultimate trend. The greatest benefit of such a location is that you won’t have to invest a dime in décor; the place you decide upon will already be surrounded by thousands and thousands of flowers and green life. It might be a good idea to decide on a garden with a green house; in case the weather plays tricks on you, it will be easier to move the ceremony someplace with a roof. As for the décor, you can always balance the abundance of flowers with some urban decorations, such a wooden tables & chairs, steel candle lights and bamboo accessories.
Keep in mind that finding a venue for your wedding is not going to be easy. Before making a choice, right down potential locations and settle on a budget. Check the web for possible venues, but don’t forget that what you see in picture is not always what you get. Keep your calm throughout the process and you’ll have a ceremony that everyone will cherish and appreciate for a lifetime.
By Alfred Stallion and WildernessReserve.com!