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10 Popular Themes that Will Make your Event a Hit!

Every event whether is it corporate or casual, should have a set theme for the guests to look forward to at the event. With lavish decorations, entertainment, and special effects, your event will be on your guest’s mind for months to come. A theme can guide your event to where you want it, start to finish. With a flow, your guest will not want to leave and will always want to come back. Why wait, start planning now!

Secret Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the mixture of flowers, leaves and stringed lights, the Secret Garden is a nightlife themed event that is the greenest of greens. Whether outside in a garden or inside at a venue, the glowing lights and flowers will have you falling in love with the artistry of a secret garden. 

 

 

 


Great Gatsby

Elegant, ballroom, suit and tie and of course, can not forget the lavishing decor and gold and black palette filling the room. Efficiently planned and accepted, the Great Gatsby themed events will have your guest flowing in the roaring 20’s this upcoming year.

 


Carnival & Circus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bold colors like red and blue, wild performers and an endless amount of popcorn is all great components to get a carnival or circus ready for your guests to enjoy. A carnival and circus themed party can bring friends together with a simple tent, some tickets and cotton candy. With bold color statements, your guest will be falling in love with the idea of a carnival in your backyard or inside your business. Who knows maybe you’ll be able to dunk your boss in a dunk tank!!!

 


Luau

Margaritaville, Surfing Safari, and tiny bubbles make a luau worth going to for a fun night out with friends. Then also, a luau is not fully ready until you have Hula Dancers, Male Fire Dancers, and Polynesian musicians. The idea of an island getaway for your guests to transport to a relaxing, outdoor event somewhere on the beach or outside underneath the stars. 

 

 


Summertime BBQ

Summertime is something everyone looks forward to being in, and no one ever wants to leave! A summertime BBQ is the perfect way to get family and friends together for a backyard BBQ with hotdogs and hamburgers. Great way to get everyone outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.

 

 

 


 

Back to School

What better way to celebrate kids going back to school than a back to school themed party. Parents get to celebrate kid-free time during the day as well as getting your kids ready for the first day of school for the year. One last get together before life goes into a full swing of chaos!

 


HoeDown

 

HoeDown, ThrowDown season is coming up! Line dancing, cowboy boots, and cool nights filled with laughter is the perfect time to get the wild weekend grooves on. The Wild West is calling; you better saddle up! Mechanical bull-riding experience, hay bail rides, and corn hole are the essentials to a great hoedown.

 


Oktoberfest

Noch ein Bier, bitte! A German beer festival would not be complete without pretzels, sausage & potato skewers, and schnitzel bites. The brown and green fancy lederhosen adds the realistic feel of an Oktoberfest for any event choice. Even adding a German DJ or oompah music will make the night even more special. 

 


Winter Wonderland

White snow falling, blue crystal balls hanging on the trees, and candy shaped as snowmen can be the start of something new for an event. For the last event of the year, in a corporate setting, Winter Wonderland could be your answer to the theme of a business holiday party to thank your employees for what they do. Throw in a DJ to make the night go on longer for fun never to end.

 

 


Casino Night

Whether you are looking for the glitz and glam of Las Vegas or the charming atmosphere of Milan for a night of laughter and relaxation, a casino night  themed event can make your dream come true by bringing the excitement to you. Playing a game of Blackjack or Texas Holdem will light the night for your guests allowing them to let loose with some good fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Handle Song Requests

There is no doubt that every DJ at one time or another request to play a particular song or two. In fact, most DJ’s probably deal with people’s requests on a daily basis. As a party planner, you may wonder how these requests are dealt. Figuring out how to handle these requests can be a confusing ordeal to handle, especially if you are trying to stick to a specific theme of music. It is inevitable, though, that you will at least get one persistent guest or two during your event.

Typically, the procedure for song requests is entirely up to the DJ, however, in the case where you have hired the DJ to play for your event, the process for requests is ultimately up to you. Still, consulting your DJ to find out how they usually handle song requests may be the best course of action. No one knows your guests as well as you do. Use your judgment to help you determine how you should handle this situation. Do you know someone who is particularly adamant about song choice? If the answer is yes, then you may want to reconsider how you handle song requests.

Many DJs ask ahead of time what is important to you. Be sure to let your DJs know what kind of music is off the table. There is also inappropriate music for specific events. In the event where an unknown song request happens; don’t blame your DJ because of poor communication. Talk to your DJ ahead of time and be clear on what kind of music they should be playing.

Many DJs tend to write requests down if they don’t quite feel the music choice. Regardless of what approach you take concerning the music, you decide to allow; be sure to let your DJ know that they have the freedom to say no to a request. Unfortunately, there is that select few who’s had a bit too much to drink and make poor song requests a result. These people can inconvenience DJs by interrupting the mixing process which can also obstruct the flow of the performance as well.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Keeping Up the Crowd

Many people do not make an effort to prepare for the unaccounted time that occurs during events. For instance, party hosts should expect their entertainment to take breaks throughout the event. Being unprepared for unaccounted times are areas that many people do not realize before it’s too late. After all, the last thing you want for your guests is for them to lose interest during those very short terms of intermission.

Plan Ahead

Better yet, the unaccounted time can present opportunities that can quickly be taken advantage of if you plan of time. During your event’s period of intermission, you have many opportunities to substitute the entertainment with simple activities. For instance, you can use this time to present hors d’oeuvre for your guests to help ensure they do not run out steam before the party is over. Another option might be to use this time as a way to make a couple of announcements so that your guests always feel immersed in your experience instead of sitting around dwindling with their thumbs.

As long as you don’t allow these periods of intermission to become filled with awkward silences, mostly anything you do during this period of time is an option. The critical task at hand is to keep your guests stimulated throughout the entire event, which is a task that is often easier said than done. Any activity to keep your guest occupied is an excellent activity to provide them with. Maintaining guests is only that much more important if the majority of them are strangers. The more opportunities presented to guests during an event; the more chances they have to familiarize themselves with one another and being more comfortable as a result.

A Hassle-Free Way to Plan for Events

If you are searching for entertainment for your event be sure and check out Breezin Entertainment. Breezin’ offers an expansive choice of entertainment with services such as corporate entertainment, business entertainment, wedding entertainment, and much more. It’s no wonder Breezin’ Entertainment is held such high regard by its clients.

Breezin’ Entertainment provides an excellent array of live bands and DJ packages that offers a great selection of live entertainment to choose from. Breezin’ also provides affordable price ranges that vary in length depending on which package you want for your event. The silver package offers a DJ for four hours, while the gold package offers six-hour performances as well a ceremonial microphone to use. If you are looking for an event planning agency, that is stress-free and entertaining; then Breezin’ Entertainment is the right agency for you.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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How Entertainment Speaks to the Guests

With all the planning and preparation involved in planning a significant event, it’s no wonder that entertainment is often left neglected by party planners. There is so much to do and so much to remember when it comes to party planning. Making sure the venue is in tip-top shape, putting up decorations and tuning up all the last-minute details are just tasks to check off your list when you are trying the make the perfect party atmosphere for your party goers. Fortunately, there are many ways to help ensure that your entertainment assists in making your event a memorable experience that has your guests talking for days to come!

One of the big worries that party preppers eventually face is how to establish the style of their events. It’s essential to have a style selected before putting your plans into motion to avoid any confusion. If you don’t establish what the style of your event is, you may find that certain performers that sound like the perfect fit may not translate as well as you may have thought initially.

Because there are so many different types of events, all with their own feel and theme, the risk of having a complete and total mistranslation is very likely. For example, hiring belly dancers for a corporate event may not be entirely appropriate for the event. The reason being, employees who attend these events, while eager to have a good time still expect your event to be as professional and tasteful as possible. Remember that this is just one of many examples of how your entertainment can be misinterpreted. Other scenarios to watch out for include, having the performance’s music be appropriate for the theme of the event, making sure the performance makes sense in the context of the event and vetting your entertainment for quality assurance.

Attire is also an aspect of your entertainment that should be clear from the beginning. If your entertainment is performing for a wedding, for example, you shouldn’t automatically assume that they will wear tuxedoes or the appropriate formal attire. During your selection process, you should be asking questions and make it clear on what it is you are looking for in your entertainment. Open communication and discussion will invoke the right attitudes from your performers. The right entertainment will cater to every want and need and if not, don’t be afraid to move forward.

Dedicate your time into looking for entertainment that is willing to embrace the social aspect of your event. When choosing between wedding DJ’s think about the significance of breaking the ice. Does the DJ get people to the dance floor? Questions like these can have an enormous impact on the quality of your event, so be sure to consider the social aspect of your entertainment in your head before making a final decision on which entertainment is best for you.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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How Much You Should Spend on Your Lighting

If you are looking into spicing up your event, then you may want to consider investing into setting up some special lighting or other effects. Effects such as lighting, fog machines, or confetti blowers have the potential to deliver an experience that goes beyond listening to music. While it has become typical for a lot of these special effects to be included in many performance packages, it pays to be aware of certain expenses that can boost the price of your event. In the information below you’ll discover what kind of devices are available and how much items cost if that is the route you choose to take.

Depending on the entertainment you choose to hire they may or may not provide the equipment necessary to host an outstanding event. While devices such as foggers, mirror balls, and fog machines can make a spectacle, they can also be an expensive investment if included as part of your entertainment’s package. Because some entertainers tend to overcharge on the equipment portion of their contracts, you should be aware of the average cost for the equipment you deem necessary for your event.

Lighting Equipment

The scope of your event is the most significant determining factor of how much you can expect lighting for your venue to cost. The accumulated expenses can build up quite quickly if you’re looking to light up an entire wedding or a sweet sixteen, while an event such as a birthday may not inquire such a hefty lump sum of cash. When you are trying to figure out a lighting budget, it is essential to know exactly what you want and what you are looking for. You may find the lighting your entertainment provides to be lackluster, while at other times some of the lighting equipment they provide may be unpractical for your event. As far as specific prices are concerned, it varies depending on the venue itself. Lighting can cost anywhere between $50 to $2,000. The easiest way to find an exact figure is to do your research. For example, if your entertainment is providing their own equipment, determine how much the material they are offering is worth. Once you learn that figure, it will be that much easier for you to plan how you budget your lighting.

Fog Machines

Fog machines have a subtle yet highly atmospheric effect on events. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Halloween to take full advantage of these machines. While it can seem a little excessive to include a fog machine for some, fog machines can be a relatively inexpensive way to add that extra dash of excitement you didn’t know you were missing. The devices similarly, vary in pricing depending on the venue and can go from as low as $40 to as high as $1,000 depending on the size and the quality of the fog itself.

Do Your Research

The principal idea is not to forget to consider the expenses of your special effects and to have somewhat of an idea how much specific material costs so that way you can determine the most inexpensive options. Lighting and fog effects are some of the most popular alternatives to create an atmosphere, but they are still a small aspect of your event’s atmosphere. There is also decorations, mirror balls, assortments of flowers and many other decorative options to consider when determining expenses. Staying ahead of the game by know exactly what to look for helps you in figuring out what you can afford for your event.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Musical Equipment: What You Need to Know

The cost of staging a performance for your event can quickly raise if you aren’t paying close attention to all the expenses. One issue that comes up often has unexpected fees popping up due to lack of communication between the host and the entertainment. You should also expect that not all bands and DJ’s has all the music and audio equipment necessary for a satisfactory performance at your venue. The information below has over a few fundamental questions you should be preparing yourself to ask your entertainment to make sure your event meets your expectations.

What They Need

The best way to find out what a band or DJ is lacking is to ask. Extension cords, backup generators, and other supplies may be required for getting your musicians up and running. If you find that this is the case for you, don’t forget to include any rental costs into your budget. A quick way to determine the professionalism of a band or DJ is to assess their eagerness to evaluate the venue. Different venues may require a different approach for equipment setup. Musicians who don’t take the time to adjust their equipment correctly can impact the quality of the performance.

Preparation

Set up a meet-up at your venue before the event to make changes as needed. Preparation is the key to making sure everything is in order, so your performers should be open to rehearsals, especially if you are hosting a once in a lifetime event. If the audio is not up to your standards, ask what the musicians can provide to make it better. At the end of the day you and your band or DJ share the same objective, so your interests should be the same.

Extra Charges

Some DJs provide extra special effects by using equipment to create exceptional lighting, fog, or tunes that synchronize to rhythms in the music. Keep an eye on the contract to see any extra charges applied just so you are aware of precisely what you are paying for. Having the payment information readily available to you can help you compare price so that you decide which entertainment type is best for you.

Look Organized

When narrowing down the visuals of the performance itself, make sure that the equipment isn’t too distracting. If your entertainment needs much material and doesn’t take the time to establish where everything should go ahead of time, then there is the risk of your stage looking very busy. It helps to meet ahead of time to ensure that every piece of equipment has a dedicated spot where it doesn’t appear to look too busy or messy. If there is no time for prep, it isn’t uncommon to find cords lying about all tangled up and scattered across the stage floor which leaves guests wondering if the right preparations were made. Instead be aware of all the preparatory phases of setup. Watch how your band sets up and how they organize their performances, that way no unexpected disasters come sneaking in your way.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Get Hitched Without A Glitch! Top Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Coordinator

Hello to all of our readers! Today we are diving into why having a wedding coordinator is a VERY beneficial decision when it comes to your wedding! However, before we get into what those benefits are, we need to establish what exactly the job entails! To simply put it, a wedding coordinator is your go to contractor, advisor, and partner in planning all of the fundamental parts of your wedding! Dealing directly with vendors, attending all necessary meetings with florists and the venue, and ensuring that you and your guests are doing nothing but enjoying this milestone. They are going to be the glue holding everything and everyone together the months leading up to and on the big day!   

Benefits of a wedding planner

There are plenty of benefits to hiring some help when it comes to planning your wedding day! I want to list our top three reasons why we feel that hiring a planner is a must

Connections with vendors and florists.

Often times leads to discounts and deals. Know how to negotiate and have worked with vendors before. Know which vendors are hot and who does a good job. Can make suggestions that might be beneficial to you! You are going to want someone who has a better understanding how contracts with vendors and booking venues all works. Another added benefit is that your wedding coordinator is there to help you stick to your budget! It is their job to hold you accountable on your spending and keep you in your price range.

Wedding related issues and questions

Just because you are getting married it does not mean you are an expert on all things weddings. BUT WEDDING PLANNERS ARE! Having a wedding planner means that you can turn to for advice or guidance on all things wedding related! From proper wedding tipping etiquette to battle of the bridesmaids, we are sure your wedding coordinator has seen it all. Having a partner in planning who can be a neutral figure to lean on when things get crazy for some brides is the biggest blessing to hiring their event coordinator.

Allows for more time to enjoy your wedding!

No one wants to be running around like a mad woman on their big day! Hiring a wedding planner is going to allow you to have a stress free day with your people celebrating you and the one you love with a mimosa in hand, of course.

Different types of wedding planners

Just like there are different types of couples, there a different types of planners! From being with you every step of the way to partial planners who jump in when you need them most all the way to strictly day of coordinators, there is an option for every couple! All that you need to do is find the best fit your needs! Here at Breezin’ we offer a variety of wedding coordinator packages with some of the best planners in the business! Click the link below and head over to our website to check out what we offer!

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Entertainment for Your Event: What You Should Look For

If you are looking into throwing a fantastic wedding or event, you should be 100% sure that the band or DJ  you have hired are more than capable of performing to your highest expectations. Excellent performances can have a massive impact on the fun factor, while a poor one can leave your guests bored. The following information below, you will find advice on how to properly vet your talent to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch!

1. Why Style Matters

It seems silly to ask what kind of vibe your potential talent brings to the table, but there is a reason why this subject comes first on the list. If you think of the entertainment search in the same terms as dating, there’s not much of a difference between finding the love of your life and finding an appropriate match for your particular event. In both cases, the consequences of a potential mismatch can be disastrous and while an event mismatch won’t leave emotional scars in the same way a bad date would it can still leave a certain embarrassing and unsettling feeling.

2. Vetting the Band

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of party preparation be an excuse to skip this step. You must have an idea of how your performers, perform. There are plenty of opportunities to get a glimpse on how a band or DJ performs. A lot of bands set themselves apart by offering small public performances to help give people an idea what they’re all about. Other performers will even host private performances for their potential clients, perfect for those searching for a group to match their upcoming event.

3. Get What You Want

You are paying for a service, and like any other service you purchase, you should feel satisfied with whatever you buy. Depending on how strongly you feel about the song selection, will also determine how strict you are about what kind of songs are played. It’s important not to be afraid to say no. You are not hurting anyone’s feeling by saying no, and most professional musicians will understand and should be used to the prospect of taking no for an answer. Remember this is your event, and regardless of how large or small, it is the entertainment that matters.

4. Prepare for The Worst

Cancellation is inevitable, that is the reality of the world we live in. One crucial step in party preparation that many party planners often forget is to be prepared in case something goes wrong. Some of the questions you should be asking will help you plan for worst. It’s not fun to think about but having an empty ballroom with the sound of steady cricket screeches can be even worse. Ask questions like “What repercussions can I expect if you decide to cancel? What kind of cancellation policy do you have?  And what is your backup if a piece of your equipment fails?”

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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How to Accommodate for Guests

As someone who is hosting an event, it may be your responsibility to provide as many accommodations as you can for all your guests to be as comfortable as possible. Budget, location, and space are all things to determine before your event begins. Although the number of things to consider may sound overwhelming at first, with the proper planning and effort placed into your event, the preparatory phases don’t have to be as painstaking as it might appear at first glance. The following tips focus on what areas you should be focusing most of your attention on, as well as give an in-depth guide on how to prepare for your event to ensure that your guests get the best experience possible.

Budget

As tempting as it might be to throw the most extravagant event possible, you always need to keep your guest’s pocketbook in mind. This is not to say you need to be malicious in any way by shaking your guests down; the real goal is to be realistic. Have a general idea of what your typical guest can afford. Also, while this sort of thing might work differently for everyone, we can all agree that most people would agree that staying in a five-star hotel to attend a wedding recital might be a little too much to ask for.

Availability    

If you are looking for high attendance, then consider what works for the average working citizen. In other words, you should expect to see fewer people attending a wedding during the middle of the week, because weekdays, in general, are going to be harder to get off. You should also apply the same frame of thought to the busy times during the holidays. Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving maybe some of the hardest times for people to keep their schedules, so be sure to plan around these times if you are looking for the highest attendance.

Space

Do some research to find out how many people your venue can hold. The last thing you probably want is to have issues with overcrowding. Be realistic about the amount of space you have. If you have a four-bedroom house, you probably shouldn’t be looking to host an event that contains 400 party goers.

Providing for The Disabled

Most of the tips for providing great accommodation follow a similar pattern that always falls back on how you give your guests an enjoyable experience. The same goes for providing for those of your guests that may have trouble enjoy themselves due to their disabilities. The volume may sound different depending on if you’re a year-old boy or 95-year-old man. People who are restrained in wheelchairs may have a harder time climbing stairs than others, or children to provide their own number of accommodations to keep themselves entertained. It may seem like a lot to consider, but you always must make considerations so that way all your guests have the experience of a lifetime.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Which Venue Best Suits You For Your Wedding

Choosing a wedding venue is usually one of the first big check marks off on the wedding to-do list. You want to make sure you are selecting your venue early because many popular spots book up for the year fairly quickly. Plus, once you know your wedding venue, it can help to set the scene and really create the style that you want your wedding to be in. Today, I want to present a couple of different wedding venues here in Tampa that are not only beautiful spots to tie the knot but they are also spaces that create different ambiances that you might be searching for. Let’s get into it!

Beach Venue

When living in a place as beautiful as Tampa, hosting a beach wedding is not that far-fetched. Most people have to travel to make this desirable destination happen for there big day but for those of us lucky to call this place home, there really is no reason to not take advantage. As simple as beach weddings might seem, you are still going to need a venue space that is going to accommodate for every possibility. Two venues that we love to work with because they are absolutely beautiful and they provide our clients with practical backup plans just in case Florida weather decides to be.. well Florida weather are the Don Cesar and the Postcard Inn. Both provide gorgeous indoor and outdoor options and both are highly experienced in beach wedding needs. Now, even though we love both equally, they are a little different when it comes to the overall style they bring to a beach wedding. The Don Cesar is going to provide you with a more luxurious style beach wedding with its bold artwork and castle like structure. The Postcard Inn on the other hand is going to give off more of that surfer chic look and feel for a more laid back, beach wedding.

Ballroom Venue

 

Now, if Cinderella was your all time favorite princess and you just HAVE to have that royal ballroom style wedding, then we have a couple of options you will want to look into. The Vinoy in St. Pete and The Hilton in downtown Tampa have the most gorgeous ballrooms with chandeliers dripping from the ceilings and elegant architecture that will take your breath away. These two upscale options are going to provide that classic wedding that we all dreamed about having.  

 

Rustic Venue

One trend that we are seeing a lot of nowadays are more simply elegant and very beautiful are the rustic themed weddings. These weddings most of the time are outside with a lot of greenery and fresh air with plenty of space. So we figure what better place to get achieve all of this than a barn? Just to be clear we aren’t talking about some old rundown barn we are talking about two premier wedding venues that are going to provide you with unbeatable scenery and atmosphere. Both the Barn at Crescent Lake and Bakers Ranch are going to allow for a more intimate setting that is unbeatable and that you or your guests will never forget.

Unique Venue

If none of those options really fit your agenda and you are looking for more of a distinguishing space that is unlike most wedding venues, then these options are for you. The Rialto Theater and the Straz Center are perfect options for couples who want to be married in a grand and exquisite venue that are different than your stereotypical venue. Both options are going to allow for both indoor and outdoor wedding spaces, providing options and allowing couples to be versatile. We have a feeling though that with the gorgeous interior design both theaters offer, you’ll want to keep the party inside. 

 

Each of these options are truly special and unique in their own way it really just depends on what YOU want for YOUR wedding! All of the options we gave you are going to do a wonderful job, the staff will be excellent, and your guests will love their experience but that is not all that matters. At the end of the day, selecting your wedding venue is all about choosing a location that aligns with your vision for your wedding. You want to make sure the venue you select is going to properly deliver the ambiance you want to create for your wedding. Just follow your gut (and your budget) and you can’t go wrong!