Wedding Planning Tips

What to Consider for the Wedding Reception Venue

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A wedding day is one of the most special days in a couple’s life together. There are millions, at least that’s what it feels like, of things to consider when planning a wedding, and do before the day arrives. One of the most important decisions to make is the wedding reception venue. What is the style and feel, will it be at the same place as the wedding or will people have to travel to another venue, is there plenty of parking, and the list goes on. Here are just a few basic, but important, things to consider when selecting your wedding reception venue.

Time of Day

What your venue looks like during the day may not be what it looks like in the evening, and vice versa. The time of day of the reception can make a difference in the ambiance of your venue.  Don’t be afraid to check out the venue at the time your reception will be held. See what the venue is like during that time of day, and make sure it matches the ambiance you are envisioning.

Number of People

With wedding reception ideas, is your reception going to be hundreds of people or just 20 of your closest family and friends? Are children invited to the reception, or is it adults only? These are the questions you must ask in determining how large or small the venue should be.  Once you know the approximate head count, this will help you to decide the best space for your reception.


An integrated part of the style and feel of the reception is the type of service you want. Do you want buffet style with a cash bar, or service with a wait staff and an open bar? What the venue actually can do and offer is important to know before making your decision.  Also keep in mind all of these choices are attached to a price tag and that may also steer you in a certain direction as well.

These are just a few ideas to get you started on planning your special day. You can go through our site and get more information on what you will need to make this day come to fruition just like you imagined.

Wedding Planning Tips

Maritime Marriages

Cruise weddings have been becoming more popular these days because of how exciting and jam-packed they have the potential to be. Whether you’re inviting friends and family to join you on your special day at sea, or taking some private cruise time with just your partner, a ship is a great option for tying the knot!

  • Cruise weddings give you many different romance package option that you and your significant other can choose from
  • Inviting friends and family to celebrate with you gives you time to spend with them by doing many fun activities before and after the big day
  • A cruise wedding easily transitions into a honeymoon for you and your partner
  • You can choose to get married on a ship, or dock and get married at one of the many port locations that the cruise line has to offer
  • The wedding packages help you save money
  • You can easily customize your itinerary
  • Venues, catering, video, photography, and any of the other hassles that come with planning a wedding are already on the ship for you.

Having a wedding on a cruise takes the guess work out of planning, scheduling, and making arrangements (that you hope don’t fall through at the last minute) because every detail is pre-booked before you even get on the ship. It is a smart option for any couple looking to associate a lot fun and excitement around the day of their wedding. This option saves you a boat load of money and ensures some beautiful memories along the way as well.