I’ve contacted about 20 different venues in the last several days across the Melbourne and Los Angeles areas for our wedding. People who say that wedding planning is stressful aren’t kidding. I’ve been following multiple wedding websites and their planning articles, and they’ve said that the most research-intense period is the beginning when you are choosing a venue, which makes a lot of sense. The initial research helps you determine what ballpark costs are per area for the specific things you want and also lets you see more accurately what you can afford given a certain level of budget. Once the venue is chosen, everything else tends to fall into place much quicker and easier, such as florists, dress, external vendors like photo booths and cake vendor, etc.
Are there wedding planners out there who would do this research phase for us across two cities when we live in neither one?