Choosing a wedding venue can be difficult, no matter the season. However, summer time venue rentals can offer some difficulties and choosing a venue that you love is important. So how do you get the summer wedding venue that you want without having to pay an astronomical fee and how do you choose the right one? We have some helpful advice.
Shop Around for your Summer Wedding Venue
Having your heart set on only one wedding venue may leave you disappointed if it is a popular one that books up quickly. Don’t be afraid to look at several venues and what they have to offer before making your final decision. It is also best to look at venues around the time that you will be having your wedding; is the front garden tended to? Are the facilities well air conditioned so that your guests will be comfortable? Is there light coming in any windows that may obscure a guests view of the wedding party or alter the lighting in photographs?
Always Have a Backup Plan
Many couples want to have outdoor ceremonies or receptions at a summer wedding venue due to the good weather, but if you choose to do this you may want to think about a backup option in case of inclement weather. Many couples do not prepare for this and find themselves scrambling if there is a rain storm the day of their wedding. This may cost more, so keep this in mind if you are on a tighter budget. There are risks involved when choosing a summer wedding venue, and weather is the biggest one.
Save Some Money by Not Booking on a Saturday
Saturdays are the most expensive day to get married and the warm summer months only increase these prices. If you want to save some money, consider holding your wedding during the week; even switching from Saturday to Friday can save you thousands of dollars. Ask about pricing options for different days if you find a venue that you love and don’t be afraid to have a wedding reception during the day or even in the middle of the week.
Summer is a beautiful season to plan your wedding, but demand is sky high so prices are too. That’s a big reason your summer wedding venue is so expensive. On top of that, availability is usually quite scarce for the best venues, so you want to book as far in advance as possible. You may even want to consider some summer wedding destinations out of town. By being flexible with your location and dates and taking your time to shop around, choosing a summer wedding venue can be an enjoyable process for you and your partner. After all, planning the biggest day of your life should be fun, so do what it takes to enjoy the experience!