All good planning starts with brainstorming. My future hubby and I brainstormed/discussed our ideal wedding venue. To be completely honest, I didn’t really have much of a preference for anything in specific in regards to the venue so I was very open to any ideas. I wanted to get his take on it obviously because it’s his wedding too, duh! I needed some guidance in order to start researching and narrowing our options for the venue down.
Lucky for me, he gave me a few and very specific ideas to base my future research on. These were the three questions I asked him:
1. For the ceremony, would you like to have it inside or outside?
He wants to have an outside wedding. And then he got a bit more specific. He wants an outside ceremony, preferably on a grassy cliff overlooking the beach. He doesn’t necessarily want a beach ceremony, but he wants to be able to view/overlook the beach.
2. For the reception, would you like to have it inside or outside?
Before our brainstorming session, I knew that I wanted to have the reception inside. I didn’t really have any good reasons as to why. Whenever I pictured our reception, for some reason it was always an inside reception. I guess it’s just my taste and preference. I, of course, had not shared this with my fiance because I wanted to get his opinion without my preference swaying his opinion. Luckily, he said that he would much rather have the reception inside. Yaay!
3. Do you want to keep the ceremony and reception at the same location or will the guests be traveling to a different location from the ceremony to the reception?
For this option, I didn’t have a preference. He said that he would prefer having both at the same location. That way it’d be easier for us and for everyone else as well. Easy-peasy!
With that being decided, we have to look for a place where we could have the ceremony outside overlooking the beach and then be able to have the reception inside at the same location. I’d say these are pretty good parameters to begin my search for our perfect wedding venue.
Once, I have our top 3, I’ll share them with you and see how we will be narrowing it down to our top wedding venue.