you are considering the selection of a wedding venue, your brain may be going at a million miles an hour trying to make a decision since saying "Yes" to the proposal. This is understandable as your entire life is about to change, even if it is only metaphorically.
You may have done quite a bit of reflection during this period on both yourself and your spouse, and what are your plans. He may have done extensive research to find the perfect ring (At least, I hope that was the case). You now would have taken on the responsibility to plan the next stage of the union, including the colour themes, the best suits, catering of the wedding food and so on.....
Identifying the ideal wedding service providers, involves ensuring that it is personalised to the degree that satisfies both of you as a couple. I envision every couple in love wanting their own personalised wedding ceremony. Today therefore, we will be discussing various type of wedding venues and the personality they reflect, so that the decision as to which is most suitable can be made by you and your lover.
Traditional wedding venues
It may be that you and your partner come from religious backgrounds, or share traditional views as it relates to marriage, including a priest in a local church presiding over the ceremony. If a modern day couple wants to have their wedding at an old styled church, this suggests that traditional family values are high. It is a possibility that the family is encouraging you to take this route, or it may be your ultimate desire. Either way, you will want it to be impressive, possibly with white ribbons and flowers everywhere.
Everyone may not share your traditional values, however the perspective from the outside would be that family is of importance to you and you will make every effort to try hard to make it work. Your partner's friends will recognize that you are both committed to each other in a traditional sense. This reflects the white picket fence style wedding, which is always a popular choice.
A decision to have your ceremony at an old styled rustic looking venue, indicates that you have taste and zing in your lifestyle. These venues are frequently built on recycled old styled timber, and since timber is solid it is a good metaphoric representation of the couple. Such venues may be an old barn yard which has been transformed to create an attractive wedding venue. It could also be an old homestead, which can be located outside of Melbourne or in other old suburban pockets of the city.
As they think of the couple, others may envision a grand old renovated house, using ground concrete floors, recycled woods and other intricate goodies. These rustic styled places are becoming increasingly popular for wedding venues and other events which require something different.
I have had to turn down some tropical venue weddings such as Bali and Thailand destinations, as these options seem to show that it is all about the couple. It is not that the event should not be all about you and your loved one's union, but it will hardly be possible for everyone to get the necessary time off from work. Additionally, they would have to organise visas for the particular country, flights and other travel arrangements.
If your selection is a lovely tropical destination far away, you should not have to worry about a few persons who will not be able to make your day a priority. They may also be disappointed in not being able to attend. Onlookers will think that you are well off (whether this is the reality or not) and that you want the best that life has to offer.
Cheaper types of venues to consider
If you are a more practical couple and see the venue as merely a means to an end, and want everyone to witness your nuptials, you may want to go down this path. You may come from a large family and want as many persons as possible to attend, without having to travel to a faraway location.
The most difficult part in this decision is the cleaning up that is required post celebrations. A house cleaner may be needed to clean up the day after the celebrations. You definitely do not want to be cleaning with a looming hanging overhead. At least, you will not need to be transported anywhere, as you can be carried right to your bed after having a "big night".
Pubs and bars
A great mix of vibe and value is offered in this type of venue. If you are a practical person and wish not to throw away money for your special day, then this is an option that may work and still allow everyone to have a good time, right?
Most importantly you will not have to worry about persons being messy, because cleaning costs are already included in their venue hire rates.
Many of these wedding venues have connections with service providers to help arrange your wedding day, but if not you will have to spend additional time to source one. Luckily you are currently sitting on the website of one epic Melbourne catering company. Whether you decide to take the DIY option for your wedding, or prefer a planner to take care of the event, we will be more than happy to join in on your festivities. We will ensure that all your guests are well fed with some excellent cuisine!
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