Post # 1
Hey, quick question just out of curiousity.. When you are choosing a venue, how do you know what size you really need? Since at the beginning you might make a very rough list of say 120 people you want to invite for instance. But you don’t really know who will be able to make it. So isn’t it kinda hard to shop around without knowing what you really need?
I’m just curious if you start out with a large list, you cut out venues that won’t meet your size requirement.. But if you have people drop out you might have been able to fit into a smaller venue.. So you might have missed out on some good ones. Your thoughts?
Post # 3
You have to plan for your maximum attendance since you won’t know your final numbers until 3-4 weeks prior to the wedding. So if you’ll be inviting 120, you really have to only look at venues that could accomodate that. You can’t bank on people RSVPing no or you’ll end up putting yourself in a really tight spot when you don’t have enough space for your guests.
Post # 4
I think you should decide first how big of a wedding you want. For instance, I thought I wanted a big wedding when I first began searching for a venue. When I decided on the venue, I decided to make my wedding smaller than I had planned but only by around 50 people. That decision was made as a result of the money that the venue costs!
My experience was to pick the venue that I couldnt live without and make it work!
Post # 5
Ditto what FutureKMM said. If for some reason you receive a bunch of “No’s” you can always just be glad you’re saving the money. Or send out invites to your “B List”.