First of all the location of the reception party should be easily reachable and suitable for all the invited guests. Take into consideration the distance, traveling time, along with accessibility and accommodation services (if required). Your wedding date would also make a lot of difference in choosing a venue. If it is a peak time of the year (such as Christmas) when your wedding will take place then you must book the venue ahead of time (3-4 months back) as in the end, you won’t be finding any place available to book as your wedding reception venue.
The sixth point you need to make sure is included within your invitation should address how you wish your special guests to dress. Their comfort should be considered if you are having a casual wedding. The last thing you would want is for your special guests to leave early due to feeling out of place because everyone is dressed casually while they are dressed in a tuxedo and fancy dress. This is very easy to refer to in your invitation. All you have to do is to include how your casual event will take place such as in you will be having a casual beach party or backyard barbeque.
Weather would be an important factor as well such as a covered venue would be good if your wedding is taking place in winter or if it is summer time then you can go for an uncovered venue since you would want to spend most of the time outdoors with your guests.
Invitation Saving. Hand write the invitations yourself or get them printed instead of engraved.
If you are planning your wedding out of city or far from your residence then you must make sure the accommodation services ahead of time as well. Apart from accommodation, facilities such as catering, decoration, music and etc must also be considered before selecting wedding reception venue.