Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Venues

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By Andrew Stratton

Getting married is an important milestone. When most people think of a marriage ceremony, they picture it in a church or temple. While religious buildings are the most popular location for nuptials, there are a multitude of other good options. Here are two tips to help you make a good choice from the wide range of wedding venues.

Know Your Budget
With the average cost of a marriage ceremony and reception exceeding $30,000 in 2014, it is important to know how much money you have to work with. Only 12% of couples married in the last year paid for their big day entirely on their own. If you are going to receive help from family, find out how much. 

There are a plethora of options in all price ranges, but you have to know what that range is first. Most couples spend about $2,000 on the ceremony site, and about $14,000 on the reception location. One trick to lower your cost and simplify logistics is to research wedding venues where it would be possible to have the ceremony and reception in the same location. This means you are only paying one rental fee instead of two, and transportation between the two locations is not required.
Find Out What Each Site Has To Offer
Planning your big day can be stressful. You have to select a menu, find a caterer, pick out a cake, find dresses and tuxedos, pick out rings, hire an officiant, pick a color scheme, choose a florist, etc. The average engagement lasts over a year because it takes a long time to properly plan the nuptials. Finding wedding venues that offer some of these services can reduce your workload and save you money at the same time. 

Many locations that often host weddings, such as hotels, historical buildings, and town halls will offer package deals that include food and alcohol, among other things. Some packages will include every little item needed for a proper reception, such as glassware, silverware, plates, linens, servers, and bartenders, to go along with the food and alcohol. These sites are also used to working with outside vendors, and they will be able to offer recommendations for any service they do not offer themselves. Choosing an event location that provides catering, alcohol, and employees to set up will make your planning much easier.
When you are looking at different wedding venues, you should try to find one that will allow you to relax and enjoy your engagement, rather than stress about planning for your big day. No matter what your budget is, or your preference for a site, there are venues out there that are perfect.

With Love,


P.S. Here are some of my favorite wedding venues in Metro Atlanta





4. Brasstown Valley Resort

What are some of your favorite venues to host a wedding?

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