Weddings Made Easy – Part 1: The Venue
WEDDINGS MADE EASY
Since shooting weddings I’ve come across a lot of folks with questions for my expertise. Things like, “I don’t know what kind of decorations I should use”, or, “How early should I send out invitations?”, and a wealth of other things I’ve come to find that people who have never been married before just won’t know (go figure, lol). Well that is OK; I mean, I’ve only been married once too, but I have had a DEEP hand in a LOT of weddings. That being said I have picked up a thing or two along the way.
My friend, I’m here to help you. I’m here to give you one of the best pieces of information that will make your wedding planning adventure a surefire success.
This is the first of a five-part blog. Are you ready for it? Well, here it is…
FIND YOUR VENUE
First things first, you HAVE to find somewhere to get married right? Of course you do! Well guess what; LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! I know we’ve all heard the saying, but it applies to more than just your favorite retailer. Your venue is going to be the home of your wedding day, and we always take care of home FIRST, right? You want to look for a place fast because venues can be booked up to one year out.
Your wedding HOME should be somewhere that fits YOU. Something beautiful that matches the narrative of you and yours’ special day. Finding a location that will hold your ceremony, reception, and “getting ready” locations are big pluses as well. This helps the flow of your day become a seamless process. However, if you can’t find something that fits all-in-one it’s not the end of the world.
Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box either. Hotels, churches, or The Knot aren’t the only places to find out where you can have your wedding. Just keep an eye out as you’re driving around town. Any place that you think is cool just make a note, and give them a call and ask… YOU’D BE SURPRISED!
Here are just a few of the great venues in the Kansas City area that I’ve shot at recently. Look for each one to be featured in an upcoming blog post.
**Keep in mind that summer seasons, and weekends will tend to be more expensive due to high demand.
So that’s part 1 of 5. Be on the lookout for part 2 next week.