If you’re getting ready to get married, then buckle up. The average marriage costs about $28,000.
That number’s not meant to scare you, and you can certainly have an amazing wedding for much less. But this is the most important day of any one person’s life. It’s clear that people will pull out all the stops to make it an unforgettable experience.
And that’s why there’s one question that’s more important than most: where will you have the wedding? The answer to that is indoor weddings, hands down.
Keep reading for seven indoor wedding benefits.
1. Indoor Weddings Are Immune to Bad Weather
There is just no way to make a deal with mother nature for your special day. Mother nature has her own schedule, and she won’t change it no matter how much you put down for your union. Five-day weather forecasts are only 80% accurate, so imagine planning a date that’s months in advance!
With indoor weddings, you never have to gamble or set up a plan B. You have a guaranteed location, safe from wind, rain, and snow. At that point, there is virtually nothing that can stop your wedding from happening.
2. You Can Have Your Wedding Any Time of the Year
Weather presents another problem. In much of the country, there’s a brief window twice a year where the climate is tolerable enough to be outside. As a result, weddings are often booked for these times, clogging your favorite venues.
Wedding planning gets a lot easier when you consider indoor venues. You can plan the wedding whenever you like and never worry for a second that people might need to wear a coat–or shed some layers.
Guaranteed good weather (i.e., indoors) makes you comfortable, allowing you to fully enjoy the moment. No need to sweat off your makeup or hide your dress with an overcoat.
3. Logistics at Wedding Venues Are Much Easier
Think of all of the popular outdoor wedding spots. The beach, a park, a scenic overlook. All of these places have one massive problem in common: logistics.
Weddings need tables, chairs, food, DJ equipment, and so much more. Someone has to bring all that stuff to the venue and set it up. If something is missing or you don’t have enough, it can be hell to get that something at the last moment.
So why not book with an indoor wedding venue where catering and everything else is covered? Chairs, covers, linens, you name it, are all at your disposal.
There’s just less stress overall with an indoor wedding. No surprises that might jump out at you when you discover your venue won’t work with your plans. Plus, the staff at your indoor venue will be more than happy to assist.
4. The Food Will Be More Enjoyable
Eating in a scenic outdoor area might be nice, until a fly lands in your our d’oeuvres. The windy outdoors is a great place for food to go cold, with only those tiny gas heaters to keep them warm. Then guests have to make do with wiping their hands off on napkins.
An indoor wedding means the food will be far more enjoyable. It goes straight from the oven to the guests, so you get a fresh menu that’s piping hot. You won’t have to skimp on preferred dishes since your venue’s cooks will be right down the hall.
Pests stay out, and the food stays warm. Guests can wash their hands in a comfortable restroom instead of lasting out the night with sticky fingers.
Of course, people aren’t coming to your wedding for the food, but everyone will be happier during the couple’s dance if they have a full stomach–and no flies to swat away.
5. Indoor Venues Tend to Be in Central, Easy-to-Find Locations
Exotic or outdoor weddings are cool, but they often require guests to bend over backward to get there. People might show up late. And you may have chosen a place that does not have enough parking or accommodations for everyone.
Indoor wedding options suffer from none of those issues. There’s ample parking, and your venue will be in a central location that everyone will be able to find. Grandma and grandpa won’t have to go prowling the streets in search of parallel parking.
6. Better Photos
Lighting is essential to get the best photos possible. Good lighting means your wedding-day pics will come out vivid, crisp, and clean. Poor lighting will result in pictures that look a few decades out of date.
Most wedding venues will give you control of the lighting. Low light for dances, then bright for pics with the bridesmaids and groom’s best men. If you need additional lighting for more professional photography, then that’s a lot easier to set up inside.
Don’t forget that there won’t be any wind blowing everyone’s hair. No intermittent rain, and no sun beating down in the humid heat.
7. Cleanup Is Easier
Setup often happens the day before, but most people do their wedding clean-up right after the happy couple drives off. No one likes to break things down and throw all the garbage away. It can take both sides of the family to clear things out before anyone can go home.
Types of weddings that happen indoors are easier in this regard, especially if your venue provides catering and decor. Family can head home sooner after a long–but happy–day. And the newly-married love birds don’t have to feel guilty about the mess as they move on to their honeymoon.
Tie the Knot at The Madison Event Center
Indoor weddings are the best kinds of weddings without a doubt. Your wedding won’t be spoiled by the weather, cold food, or headache-inducing logistics. Choose the right venue, and they’ll take care of catering and lend you the decor you need.
The Madison Event Center just so happens to be one of these awesome venues. There are six ballrooms to choose from, as well as three ceremony spaces. Book a tour of the premises today and make this the place where you say your vows.