Your wedding day: a day filled with love, laughter, family and friends; but most importantly, it is the day that you pledge your eternal love to the person you wish to spend the rest of your life with. The best tip anyone can give is to enjoy this day, really take it in and try not to stress yourself out too much!

Why the Wedding Reception Venue Matters

For purposes of budgetary restrictions, some couples plan their weddings on their own, sometimes with a little help from family and friends. They opt to hold their wedding on a family or friends property only to realize later that a lot of important details have been missed, leading to often chaotic results.

In reality, weddings are difficult to plan. It involves a lot of hard work - from choosing the right wedding venue to the best flowers for the banquet hall. Planning a wedding consumes a lot of time, too. You have to process documents, coordinate with different vendors, and so on. How to make it easier? Choose a wedding venue that has it all!

An excellent wedding reception venue will provide you with an experienced wedding planner. That is, if you don't have one. Otherwise, they will be willing to work with your own wedding planner. You may not know it, but a wedding planner can save you a lot of headaches later on.

A good wedding venue offers flexibility. One of the things that make weddings difficult to plan is the uncertainty of the number of guests. But with the right venue, everything will be ironed out for you - from giving your guests ample elbow room to placing your wedding essentials (DJ, souvenir booth, etc.) in strategic locations.

Food and drinks should not be a problem. With the right wedding venue, you never have to worry about the menu. The staff will give you options based on your budget and preferences. They can also offer you liquor and bar service that you can host or allow your guests to pay on their own.

The best wedding venue values your privacy. Yes, a good wedding venue takes your privacy seriously. They will place your event in a location where you and your guests can enjoy the whole celebration without outside distractions.

The best wedding venue will give you an experience worth remembering. Not only will they take care of the food and drinks - they will also ensure that your wedding is held in a setting that will provide you with numerous photo opportunities - the kind of stuff that will make you smile as you remember your most special day as a couple. No need to rent expensive backdrops or photo booths. Why go through all the difficulties of setting a wedding when you can take it easy when you choose the right venue? You might spend a little more than what you initially intend to, but the benefits more than makes up for that extra cost.

A few useful tips:

Plan and organize yourself making use of a good binder. Google docs has plenty of readily-available checklists to keep your finances, vendors and timeline in order. This will eliminate any last-minute forgotten details!

Perhaps you are finding yourself overwhelmed with all of the details you have been planning since childhood fluttering about in your mind. The first step is definitely to lock down the location for your ceremony and find the perfect venue for the reception. Here at The Corinthian, we are able to provide a beautiful location for your ceremony AND reception without having to commute!

Your wedding vendors are professionals and more than happy to point you in the direction of a great photographer, cake boutique, decorator, wedding planner, etc... just ask!

You will undoubtedly have a LOT on your mind, a wedding coordinator is able to help with the small details allowing you to decide on more important areas that need your attention like guest lists and menu choices. If a wedding coordinator is not in your budget, enlist friends and family members to assist in executing the smaller details.

Take this time to utilize your credit cards with reward points, cash back, or airline miles. While you are spending, you may as well get something back.

By far the most important tip we can offer is to just relax a little bit and take it all in. Try your best not to sweat the little things, keep your sights on the bigger picture- this day you will say "I do" to your best friend.