To Tour or Not To Tour, that is the Wedding Planning Question

To Tour or Not To Tour, that is the Wedding Planning Question

Hello lovebirds!

As you know, picking out your venue is a big part of the wedding planning process. And there is a lot that goes into that decision. Where do you want to get married? When do you want to get married? Who is available, who is not?

Which leads us to an important question – what are the pro’s and con’s to touring venues before selecting one?

While we are heavily team Go See The Venues, we can see the argument on both sides so we wanted to present them here to you so you can choose what works best for your wedding planning process.

So, let’s begin.

To Tour or Not To Tour, that is the Wedding Planning Question

Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Tour a Venue

Online Shopping Is All The Rage

Thanks to companies like Amazon, shopping for all kinds of things from the comfort of home makes life all the easier. Especially if you are planning a destination wedding, shopping and venue searching from your laptop can be a very appealing option. With all the information and pictures and social media at your finger tips, you can learn so much about venues and probably figure out if they are a good fit for your wedding day dreams!

Social Distancing

If the past two years have taught us anything, it is that social distancing can be a valid reason to not go and do things outside of the normal daily necessities. If you are wanting to stay home and not worry about mixing in the elements, this is a great reason to do all your homework online. Might we suggest being sure to ask for a virtual or Youtube tour though – those are a fabulous resource if you can’t get out to the venue.

You Already KNOW

Sometimes they say, you know when you know! If there is a venue that you just love and adore and are sure is the right fit for your big day, a tour may not be needed at all. If this is the case, at least jump on a call with your venue so you can learn important details and be sure of pricing before you push the booking button.

Reasons Why You Might Want to Tour a Venue


Real Life, Real Picture

Seeing something online versus in real life can really make a difference. Pictures are a powerful thing but being able to see where bathrooms are actually located or how big a space technically is can really make or break a decision. By experiencing a venue in it’s real day to day element, you can get a good idea of what your wedding day might be like.

Meet the Team

One of the biggest parts of a venue is the team who runs it. During your wedding planning journey you talk to your venue a lot and we recommend making sure you like and vibe with the wedding venue team. If you don’t you might know that this is a make or break for deciding on the venue.

Neighboring Knows

Going out and seeing a venue tells you a lot. It may even tell you more about your venue and its surroundings than you think. By going out to look at a venue you can see if there is lodging nearby, restaurants for a rehearsal, etc. Picking a venue means looking at the whole picture. So, if you are interested in those details, going and seeing it in real life may be for you!

Want some other tips about visiting a venue? Take a look at this great article from A Practical Wedding.

Not sure which venues to go see?

Let us know and we can help you find the perfect one!

Until then, have fun visiting or searching for venues! Especially on WDW!


share it:
Share on facebook
Share on pinterest