A wedding is a 'once-in-a-lifetime' event that is full of promise and happiness. If your wedding day is approaching, you must already be experiencing frequent panic attacks!
Well, take a deep breath and remember planning is everything! One of the biggest issues when planning a wedding is finding the perfect wedding venue. So, whether one has dreamt of a hotel ballroom, a beach, a modern banquet hall, or in Thailand or Greece, there are bound to be advantages and disadvantages to be considered for each one. So here's what you need to know, before you go ahead and make that booking deposit.
A) Outdoors Wedding Venue
If you love nature, an outdoor wedding is just what you need. Let's face it what's the point of spending money on luxurious accessories, when you can decorate with a Tawny Sunset, wildflowers in full bloom, or rolling greens as your wedding venue backdrop? For many, outdoor and rustic weddings are the best ever. If you can't travel too far for an outdoor wedding, try to look for a sweeping golf course and get married in a customized tent that overlooks the expanse of the golf course.
Disadvantages of Outdoor Wedding Venues
While outdoor weddings and events are a lot of fun, one needs to be prepared for unpredictable weather. If you are in Mumbai or Jaipur or any other city, always try to have a backup plan. We suggest looking for an outdoor venue that has some sort of an indoor space attached to it. So incase the weather decides to change its mind, you can move to the indoor space or a temporary covered space. However, don't forget that temporary covered spaces or indoor spaces can be expensive and you will have to pay for all the peripherals as well as the chairs and tables.
-Controlling The Temperature
Outdoor venues leave you vulnerable to changes in weather and hence, temperature. So, what do you do in such a case? Mist fans in summers, heaters in winters could help control the temperature. Want to try something different? Give your guests pretty paper fans or sunshades or advice your guests to wear hats attend the wedding. This will go a long way in making your wedding guests feel comfortable and protected.
B) Fancy Indoor Wedding Venues
There will be very few urban dwellers who won't like to get married at a posh hotel or resort. Some others may prefer a Banquet Hall, especially is there are budgetary constraints. So why do people prefer these fancy indoor wedding venues? The primary reason is convenience!
Disadvantages of Fancy Indoor Wedding Venues
Beware! Always read the fine print, which is to say that the hotel may charge you extra money for small things, leading to an escalated bill. For ex: A hotel wedding bill may include valet costs, overtime expenses etc. Make sure you use read the contract and ask questions, prior to signing the dotted line.
You may have to use the hotel's vendors, such as the florist and/or lighting designer.
C) Destination Wedding Venues
You must have heard of celebrities getting married in exotic locations like Spain, Hawaii, and Greece. Closer home, the hottest destinations are Jaipur, Udaipur, and Goa. Destination weddings are a craze now-a-days and rightfully so.
Advantages of Destination Wedding Venues
-Visually Beautiful Scenery
The single most important reason for destination weddings being so popular is the visually beautiful scenery they offer. Exotic locations have their own set of advantages.
When it comes to destination weddings, the upside is a relatively smaller guest list leading to lower catering expenses. Though you may believe that it may turn out to be an expensive affair!
-More Time With Guests
Some people love destination weddings as it allows them to spend quality time with a bunch of loved ones and that too in remote and exotic locales over 2-3 days.
Disadvantages of Destination Wedding Venues
Wedding planners can really help with destination weddings. They already have trusted vendors in these locations and can manage everything for you. This is especially true if you are getting married in a different country.
-Guests May Have To Pay More
Guests at your wedding may have to pay more money in order to attend your wedding as there will be wedding gifts, car rental costs, and of course, airfare.
Finally, all we'd like to say is that weddings are meant to be fun. So whether you decide to have your wedding indoors, outdoors, or away from your city, try to rope in a wedding planner to make your wedding day just the way you want it to be - perfect!