When it comes to planning your special day, there is no end to the options available, from the venue to the food, the dress, the list goes on.
Planning a wedding can be a very stressful experience, with a lot of pressure on to get it just right. In your mind you have a very clear picture about what the dream wedding consists of, but making dream become reality is a very difficult prospect.
One of the most important elements of your wedding say to consider is the venue.
When considering venues, how many is too many? Multiple venues bring plenty of positives and negatives, from cost saving to complex travel arrangements for guests. Maghull Coaches are here to explain the pros and cons of different wedding venues.
Why would you need multiple venues?
There are several reasons why you may feel the best solution for your perfect day is to book at least two venues.
What you should know before choosing your wedding venue is that ultimately, this usually boils down to the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception.
Your big day will traditionally begin with the wedding ceremony, the first milestone of any wedding day where the bride and groom will lock eyes for the first time in front of their guests.
The ceremony is where traditional rituals will take place, such as the procession, readings and exchanging of vows. It will conclude with an iconic kiss between the bride and groom, formally representing their new status as a married couple.
It’s common for a traditional religious wedding ceremony to take place in a church setting in front of family and friends.
Following the wedding ceremony will be a big celebration at a party venue, commonly referred to as the wedding reception.
This may take place immediately afterwards or later in the evening. The reception is usually an informal engagement when compared to the more traditional proceedings of the ceremony. It is the opportunity to celebrate the start of the couple’s new life together.
A reception will usually involve speeches, entertainment, music, food and drinks. Not to mention it’s the place of the husband and wife’s first dance together!
In some cases, a third venue may even be added to the mix.
This may be the case if the couple decides to hold a private reception or dinner engagement with close friends and family before the larger party celebrations begin.