... and do it quickly! Weddings nowadays have turned into small, or large, productions. Whether you are aiming for a 400 person extravaganza or a family and close friends only destination wedding, venues book up and the book up fast.
It may sound crazy, but if you have your dream wedding in your head: time of year, atmosphere-start looking before the big question is even popped. A lot of venues will hold dates for a specific amount of time without a deposit. Shopping around early will also give you an idea of what you want, maybe want, and absolutely do not want, in your wedding space.