Picture this. You are a newly engaged couple and you are starting the process of selecting a date for your wedding, and searching for a wedding reception venue. This is a sensational time in your life, full of excitement of all the possibilities for your big day…..but it can also get overwhelming if you are not properly prepared. Putting together a basic plan of action at the start of the engagement is a step that most couples overlook. Take the time to sit down as a couple and go over your overall budget and strategy, as this will set the tone for the entire planning experience leading up to the actual wedding day. I would highly suggest getting a three ring binder to keep yourself organized (this way you can keep everything together….ceremony information, wedding reception information, transportation, DJ, photographer, florist, cake decorator, etc). When it comes to selecting the wedding reception site (this is often selected at the same time as the ceremony, so it is one of the biggest and first commitments you will make) you want to be very thorough. It is wise to start with some web research to narrow down your search, as some venues will not accommodate your event due to space capacities. Next, you will want to inquire with the remaining venues about availability, as well as request some pricing information on the banquet space (ask for rental fees and specifically ask what is included / not included with that, as well as pricing information and options for the food and beverage). If you know any recently married couples who may have hosted their wedding reception in the area, visit with them about their experience. This is perhaps the most under-used resource out there for brides and grooms. These couples can shed light on their experience (what they liked and what they didn’t like), tips on things they found out along the way, possibilities on things they would maybe do differently if they could go back and change something, and they may even guide you to an amazing venue that you were originally not even considering. Don’t put pressure on yourself to select a venue strictly based on a single attribute….and take your time with the decision. Every couple is unique, and should always remember to go with a wedding reception venue that is “custom-suited” to their personal needs and wants. Give me a call today at the Sioux Falls Convention Center at 605-367-4156, and I would be thrilled to talk to you about the distinctive attributes of our venue!
– Jill Hericks | Sales Manager | 605-367-4156 | Sioux Falls Convention CenterTags: Iowa Wedding Planning, Minnesota Wedding Planning, Nebraska, Newly Engaged, North Dakota Wedding Planning, Reception Venues, Sioux Empire Bridal, Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls Wedding Planning, Sioux Falls Weddings, South Dakota Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Tips and Ideas