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Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue - Top Tips from Wedding Pros

One of the most important pieces of the wedding planning puzzle is your venue. Until you nail this down it’s really hard to do much else when it comes to prepping for your day. For many couples it can also be the most overwhelming part too. Hopefully this blog post will help get you on the right track to figuring out exactly what you need to be looking for and some top tips from wedding pros that you might not have yet considered.

Joanna Monger Photography at Hidden Meadows

Wedding planner Emily Sullivan from Prudence and Sage suggests you “Book your venue after you’ve laid out your priorities and spending plan, but before you do anything else. The availability of the venue you choose will likely determine your wedding date. On that note, go in to shopping for your venue with a time of year or month in mind, rather than a specific date. There is nothing that will bum you more than walking in to your dream venue, only to find your wedding date is booked.”

Green Gates at Flowing Lake by B Jones Photography

Torry Wahl from Raise A Glass Weddings points out how important it is to “Find out what each venue provides (tables, chairs, lighting, fire pit etc.) that way you can budget based on what is supplied by each venue. If a venue doesn’t provide tables/chairs/linens, then that is an additional expense to think about.”