Choosing a Ceremony Venue
By Marley Majcher
When choosing a ceremony venue for your wedding, consider such factors as location and size. Determine what ceremony venue is right for you with the help of a celebrity event planner in this video on wedding planning.View Transcript
Hi it is Marley Majcher, a celebrity-based event planner here in Los Angeles, and today we are going to talk about what to consider when choosing a ceremony venue. Now there are a lot of things to consider, and this is a really big deal. Even if it is not a big deal to the bride, it might be to the groom or to his or her family. So you really want to consider that. I have had a lot of years of experience, and choosing a ceremony venue can be a touchy subject. So, I have got three points that I want to consider when doing that. First of all, make sure that you take into consideration is the couple, are you guys religious. Is that a big factor in where you are going to have your ceremony, because a lot of times certain religions, for example the Catholic religion they want you to have the wedding in a church. And if you have your heart set on being outside a priest won't necessarily marry you. So you might want to make provisions to get married in a civil ceremony ahead of time, and then hold your wedding outdoors. The next thing to consider is how many guest do you have. The last thing you want to do is choose a venue that is either too big or too small. Here is why, if the venue is too big, and you have only got fifty people it might seem fabulous to have this great open space. It is not. You want to keep your guest kind of cozy, and together. Not crunched, but it creates a better buzz, and a better atmosphere for your wedding reception, and for your ceremony as well. Lastly, you want to make sure that you have a backup plan. We all have heard horror stories about weather, and rain, and wind. What I always tell my clients if you are doing an outdoor wedding make sure that you have an indoor rain plan or put a, go ahead and put a tent on that rental order. So that way you have got the tent on the rental order, and should the rain start coming or go south you don't have to stress. You have already got the rental order all handled, and you are not going to be scrambling for a tent like every other bride, and party goer that is having an event that weekend. So plan ahead, you can always take it off your rental order with plenty of time. It will save you a lot of money, a lot of headache, and a lot of drama. So this is Marley Majcher signing off on several of the ways that you could choose a fabulous ceremony venue.
About the Expert
Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full service event planning and catering company that originates all aspects of large scale functions including menu planning, cuisine preparation, prop styling, floral design, furniture and accessory rentals, staff hires and music. Since the company's beginnings in 1992, her client list has included Earthlink, Cedars-Sinai, Georgetown University, Art Center College of Design, Rusnak Automotive Group, San Diego Polo Club, See's Candies, Cal Tech and Whole Foods Market.
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