Wedding venues are never one in the same. Congratulations you are now recently engaged and, on the path, to having the wedding on your dreams. However, where you will have your wedding is the first question that comes to mind for most newly engaged. Do you want your toes dug deep in the Crystal Coast sand or are you wanting your day surrounded by the rustic country of North Carolina? Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most momentous and influential steps in wedding planning. First thing to think about when choosing your venue is, budget. You must be mindful as to what you can afford and how much that venue will cost to book on your special date. Also, keep in mind if the venue will offer parking and handicap accessibilities for every guest. Secondly, depending on whether you are planning on having a three-hundred-and-fifty-person wedding or a forty-person wedding, you need to make sure the venue can accommodate for each of your guests. You also must think about the season you are planning to get married in. For example, if you are having a winter wonderland themed wedding, you will need to make sure that the venue is able to keep your guest warm, so that nobody including you and your soon to be spouse will be not uncomfortable. As a newly engaged couple you need to make sure you guys do your wedding venue research. It’s important to look at past weddings and reviews of the venue you are thinking of booking at. The layout of the venue is very important. Where will the venue have the ceremony site? Will they change where the location of the ceremony is held if the weather decides to change? Does the venue have a separate cocktail spot or getting ready suite? Does the venue plan to refund you, your money if natural disaster accrues? Depending on your demands for your wedding certain venues that you thought were what you wanted may not turn out to be what you choose. When choosing your wedding venue, ask the venue owner about packages you can get included in your final cost of the venue such as, a linen package, a put up and tear down package, and creatives if they recommend any. Some wedding venues even have a built-in wedding planner that may come at an extra cost, but that can save you so much time on decorating and planning your wedding. Lastly, make sure the wedding venue is close to your hotel and the transportation getting to your venue is convenient. Choosing your wedding venue can be stressful, but with much planning and help from wedding professionals who are experts in their field, I guarantee you can have an enchanted wedding that you will never forget. Hey, if you are looking for a little extra help in wedding planning, make sure you buy your ticket for the Southern Stroll on January 19, 2019. Every question you have ever wanted to ask about wedding venues and planning with be right at your fingertips!