Newly Engaged? CONGRATS! This is a wondrous, exciting and happy time in your lives!

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Newly Engaged? CONGRATS! This is a wondrous, exciting and happy time in your lives!

You will now begin what can also be one of the most time-consuming and challenging aspects of your wedding planning. Finding the perfect venue to host your special day! While the wedding websites and magazines can be a helpful tool, (if you haven’t been to a lot of weddings recently) word of mouth can be a great resource. So ask your friends, family and co-workers if they’ve been to any fabulous weddings recently and where they’ve been held. Be sure the venue you select fits your vision of the day, your needs and wants and most importantly, your budget. Be sure when comparing venue’s that you are comparing apples to apples and that they offer comparable packaging to maximize your wedding dollars. Also watch the fine print and all the extra charges, as they can really add up!
The person who you will ultimately be working with over all these upcoming months should also factor in. Do they understand and share your vision, are they accessible and responsive? Do you feel comfortable with them and confident in their abilities and experience to help lead you on all these very important decisions that you will need to make. While selecting the perfect setting can be a tedious process, it can also be very enlightening and a lot of fun! Keep an open mind each place you visit, make notes about your likes, dislikes and overall impression so you have something to refer back to later. And if it’s allowed, take some pictures! It’s very much like your partner, you’ll know it when you see it!
Best of luck!