Most of us fall in to one of two camps: those who like to do everything ourselves, and those who prefer to put our trust in the hands of a professional. And if you’re looking to tour a selection of the best wedding venues in your search zone, one of the first choices you’ll have to make is whether to design your own itinerary, or engage with a trusted professional who’s solved one of the biggest dilemmas couples face.
How Do I Choose A Wedding Venue?
Whether you’re a force of nature tackling DIY like nobody’s business, or prefer a more tailored, attentive service, this post is designed to help you make the best decision for your perfect day.
Why DIY wedding venue shopping?
Are you an expert organiser? Are you the sort of mother hen your friends turn to when a party needs to happen? Do you love renovation projects, and know how to manage your own super? You, my dear, are a rainmaker. You’ll probably find GREAT value in discovering your dream wedding venues via our unique directory.
We made our wedding venue list for people just like you, who want to be able to manage their own wedding venue tours. When you use our directory, you’re able to search for a venue using your own criteria. We have everything from the style of venue (rustic, romantic or relaxed?) to child-friendly venues and those who fully cater with amazing champagne on tab.
If you’re familiar with your search zone, have the time to explore each wedding venue on your own, and know the ins and outs of booking a wedding venue, this option might be your best bet. On the other hand…
Why NOT DIY wedding venue shopping?
If you’ve been planning the rest of your wedding, you’ll know that there’s much to consider when making a decision. When you have a lot on your plate already, it’s hard to stay true to your vision if you’re pressed for time, or feeling overwhelmed, or are just plain STRESSED OUT.
This is where analysis paralysis comes in. I see it all the time with couples who can’t decide which wedding venue they feel most connected to. And with stacks of gorgeous wedding venues to choose from, who can blame you! Unfortunately, I also see a lot of couples miss out on their perfect wedding venue when they make their decision too late.
It can also be hard to tell what venue is RIGHT for you. You might fall in love with a wedding venue with a beautiful garden and want to sign on the dotted line right away. But if you really need an indoor wedding venue during hay fever season (#allergies), you might not know what options have a similar feel and price point that will suit your guests’ needs better.
Why get your own wedding venue personal shopper?
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I hate self-service checkouts at the supermarket. I also hate self-service check in at the airport, and have been known to transform into a customer service nightmare, swearing at the boarding pass machine when I’m running late for my flight. I loathe large shopping malls, and find their size and lighting overwhelming. I like it when my barista remembers my name, and when I have the option to have my initials monogrammed on my belongings. I feel a huge sense of
gratitude and joy when a sales assistant takes the time to match my foundation at Mecca, when the flight attendant brings my coffee to my seat, and when my waiter or waitress takes the time to explain menu options to me.
I adore personalised, human-to-human interaction so much that I’ve built a business that thrives on helping others make decisions that will enrich their lives. Why? As humans, we’re designed to relate to one another. While technology makes it easier to DIY, that doesn’t mean a personalised, tailored and
interactive service is no longer useful or enjoyable. In fact, making a decision – like choosing your wedding venue – can actually be a whole lot easier and faster when a trusted confidante makes a recommendation.
When you choose Find My Perfect Venue to take care of the entire process – the shortlisting, the tours, the venue proposals, the deposits, and all those extra add ons – you get to indulge. Weddings are stressful, and it’s my aim to make wedding venue shopping a pleasure. Just like that flight attendant who shows you to your seat, or your hotel concierge who knows just where to have that special romantic meal, or that personal stylist that knows how to make you feel your most confident.
Why NOT get your own wedding venue personal shopper?
There aren’t a great deal of reasons why you wouldn’t benefit from Find My Perfect Venue. Yes, our premium service requires a commitment from you but rest assured our services won’t EVER be reflected in inflated venue costs. However, if you’re the type of person who LOVES DIY and enjoys the wedding venue shopping process – even if that means it will take longer and you risk losing your wedding venue to another couple on the same date if you can’t decide quickly – then our directory is still a great resource for you. And best of all, it’s free to use!
Whatever your decision, remember that your wedding day is one of the most special experiences you’ll ever have. It’s important to ask yourself what will help make it an experience to remember for all the right reasons.
Not sure if our silver service is right for you?
Book your FREE 30-minute consultation to find out how we can help you today.