How to Pick the Perfect Venue

August 10, 2020

As a couple, the VERY first thing you should do after getting engaged is come together and decide what kind of couple you are and what you’d both like your wedding to look like. In other words, what’s your “vibe” for the big day? What would you like your wedding to say about you two? Once you have that figured out, venue ideas will begin flying toward you at high-speed! The most fun part about choosing a venue is that there are no rules! That’s right, you can get married anywhere. With the world at your fingertips, it can feel overwhelming or difficult to choose.

This guide was created with the intent to help you define your wedding couple style, give you ideas on venue spots based on your predetermined vibe, or simply provide a list of places if you and your soulmate remain uncategorized! There’s a beautiful venue out there for every couple and

The Classic Couple

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If you two are a classic couple, you’ll likely want something a bit more traditional. These kinds of couples are the wear-a-white-dress, see-her-for-the-first-time-walking-down-the-aisle, make-it-a-big-event type of people. Chances are they’ll want a classy look topped with red roses and white tablecloths. Many of these people have spent their whole lives imagining their big day and are elated to make it a dream come true.

Here are some ideas:

  • Church
  • Local Designated Venues
  • Castle/Manor
  • Beach Venue

The Casual Kind

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Is Netflix and chill a typical date night for you two? Do you constantly find yourselves wrapped in sweaters or blankets with a relaxed playlist on in the background? Often this can also be interchangeable with the napping couple, laid back couple, or go with the flow couple. You two can find beauty in mundane moments and comfort in each other’s presence alone. It doesn’t take much to build a beautiful day for the two of you! So let’s keep it casual.

Here are some ideas:

  • Camping
  • Field/Flower Field
  • Barn
  • Park
  • Woods

The Small Gathering Type

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Do you two have a small inner circle? A few close friends and family that will make your day worthwhile without all the fuss of a large ordeal and find the beauty in a quaint get together? These sort of gatherings are easy to carry out at a farther location since you only need to coordinate a few select people. Chances are these people will follow you across the city or across the planet because they know how much it means to be invited to this smaller occasion!

Here are some ideas:

  • Backyard
  • Cabin
  • Destination
  • Cottage

The Adventure Team

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The “let’s do it” couple. The “why not? Let’s try it” team. Your perfect location is likely spotted in another state or on another continent. This couple typically values the thrill of beautiful scenes and the rush of exploring new places. More often than not, this couple are thrill-seekers and would love to do something like skydive together (if they haven’t done so already!)

Here are some ideas:

  • Winery
  • Ice Hotel
  • Black Sand Beaches
  • Rainforest
  • Mountaintop
  • A Stop on a Cruise

The Creatives

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Chances are, your relationship is similar to a work of art. The intricacy and detail of a sculpture, the messy charm of an abstract piece, or the warmth and feel of a photo all are what a creative couple can feel in their s/o’s arms. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder and the creative couple can tell you this through their passionate squabbles and dramatic make-ups. They also get creative with their venue – because like art, no wedding should be like another.

Here are some ideas:

  • Gallery/Museum
  • Aquarium
  • Cemetery
  • Historic Air bnb
  • Runway post-fashion show
  • Pop-up wedding (anywhere – seriously!)

The Bride(s)/Groom(s) on A Budget

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Of course every couple should have a budget of some kind, but not all couples have $10,000-$25,000 to spend on a beautiful afternoon. Cutting costs while keeping the day as stunning as they’ve always dreamed can be difficult to achieve. We love a creative take to make your day everything without spending everything, so here are some of our creative solutions.

Here are some ideas:

  • Nature Preserve
  • Library
  • Grassy Park
  • Air Bnb
  • Restaurant (look at small businesses first!)
  • Beach

We hope you found your venue on our list of suggestions! Be sure to let us know what kind of couple you and your soulmate identify as! Did your venue fall into that category? Did we miss any? Keep us up-to-date and happy wedding planning!

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