Portland Wedding Venue
Shortly after announcing your engagement, one of the first stages of the wedding planning process is selecting the settings for your ceremony and reception events. As it goes, finding venues is one of the most important aspects you will have to tackle during the planning of the event. It is also a detail intensive stage as it is a monumentally crucial aspect of your wedding. Before you start searching for a venue, you ought to have a date set for when you want to get married, and a rough count of how many people you would like to invite. The challenge can be hefty at some intervals, but Portland is a beautiful region with many ample venues which will be more than sufficient for the occasion. A guide is provided below which should serve to help you in this phase of the planning.
For the first step, you should begin your search with the recommendations of your friends, family, and trusted colleagues. You should ask those in particular who have been married or have recently been involved in a wedding to some extent It also helps to go online, and search through wedding directories, as these websites provide resourceful information to users on vendors specializing in weddings including pricing, reviews, bridal testimonials, pictures, videos, etc.! It is always wise to book venues that specialize in weddings because they will be most capable of providing your guests with comfort and accessibility. Once you have a good list of about ten or fifteen venues, you should call them up, and ask if the location is available on the date of your wedding, and in addition, if any other weddings will be held on the same day. You should only go forward with the venues that are not particularly busy, or are at least available.
The next step is to interview each venue coordinator, and be prepared to ask a lot of questions and share your vision of the wedding. You will want to ask about logistics. The coordinator should be organized, honest, courteous, friendly, and communicative. Besides the condition and cost of the venue itself, the aspect that might sell you on a particular location is in fact the venue coordinator. If you do not mesh with this person, if you do not foresee yourself trusting them implicitly with the delicate details of your wedding, then you need to consider a different candidate. At the end of each interview, you should obtain a sample invoice from the candidates. This will make it easier to compare costs between locations, and see which one is going to be the best fit for your budget. It helps to trust your gut feeling during this, and bring a refundable check just in case if you find a place early on in the process, and want to keep it reserved until you are ready to make your final decision.
The last step is to deliberate on the decision with your partner, or perhaps, your family such as your parents or siblings. Once you are ready to make your final decision, write up a contract that outlines every single detail, and sign it with the venue coordinator. Now that this phase of the planning is complete, you can now picture the décor and assorted arrangements which will serve to fill the empty spaces!