Posted on: 20 November 2017Share
For most people, a wedding is a once in a lifetime event. You have dreamt about it since you were little. The time has finally come for you to fulfill your dream. The only problem is: Your dream location is far from where you live. Or, more frequently, you're throwing parties in various cities to accommodate groups of friends and family who live elsewhere.
Here are a few factors you may want to consider:
How far is the venue from where you live? Make an allowance for driving time and traffic. Avoid rush hours as that will means your guests will get held up in traffic.
How accessible is it? It is a good idea to provide clear directions and possibly a map. Include landmarks and street names as well as exits. Take test drives to the venue. Make sure landmarks are visible, especially if it's a night event.
What mode of transport will your guests be using? If people will be flying to the venue, it should be easily accessible from the airport. Consider putting in place a shuttle service to ferry guests to the venue. Your guests will certainly appreciate it.
If the driving time is long, you'll need to think about accommodation because your guests will not be able to drive back the same day.
Are there sufficient hotel rooms near the venue? Are the hotel rooms available during that season? You do not want your guest stranded after the event.
As you get closer to your wedding day, you will have lots of last minute things to attend to. Consider renting an apartment near the venue where you will operate from.
This can also accommodate your parents and other family members. You can also use it to store important items that you'll need for your wedding day.
You may need to get the services of a local wedding planner. They are not only familiar with the area; they will also help you to source for reputable vendors. More than that, they will be able to organize meetings and visits with vendors. You can also go the route of party rentals for one-off equipment, such as tables, chairs, booths, and other items that would make the event work.
Note that you will have to travel several times to your venue to meet with vendors. The trick is to plan ahead.
Arrange to meet them all vendors on the same day. For example, you can meet all the florists or do all your cake tasting on the same day.
Weddings are a big hassle without the added stress of an out of town event. But with a good event planner, you can pull it off. It's a small price to pay for your dream wedding.