Once you've got engaged, one of the first things you will need to do in your wedding planning is start looking for a venue. You will need to have an idea of guest numbers and your budget first, as well as a location, date and a potential style. Although your style may be inspired from the venue you choose, so this isn't crucial at this stage.
Once you start your venue hunt it is best to have a checklist ready, so that you can find the perfect fit for you. You will need to compromise in some areas, but as long as you know what areas to explore and what the options are, you've got a head start in your planning. Finding the right venue can be a laborious task. It is fun and exciting and is the start of your wedding planning journey, but it can also take the most time out of all the tasks you have ahead. So by arming yourself with knowledge and a good checklist of what to find out you are already ahead.