Your wedding venue is probably one of the most important arrangements that you will be making about the big day. Where you hold your wedding can make all the difference, it could result in an amazing day filled with the right kind of atmosphere or become a total disaster. When meeting with potential wedding vendors, there needs to be certain questions that you ask in order to help you make that important decision. The follow points are general things that you should make sure of, in the first instance.
The date of the wedding
If you have your heart set on a certain date and this date is unavailable, then it’s probably best to move onto the next venue as this is usually a deal breaker for most couples. If you don’t know the exact date that you want your wedding but you have a rough idea, then see what the venue has available and work from there. It’s your wedding and you want it to be perfect, so making sure that you get your ideal date should be top of your priorities.
Unless you are a millionaire, you probably have a budget for your wedding and your vendor needs to fit this budget. You need to know your budget and better yet, stick to it. You might be tempted to book that “perfect venue”, but if that particular place comes with a price tag that you just can’t afford, it’s best avoided. You can still have an amazing wedding day without being left in mountains of debt at the end of it all. Get different quotes from vendors and don’t be afraid to haggle, to ensure that you are getting the best deal possible.
When booking your wedding venue, make sure it is in a location that you are happy with and isn’t too out of the way for guests. Ideally your perfect venue will be smack bang in the middle of the place where you want the ceremony but unfortunately this doesn’t always happen, so you need to decide what is more important to you.
Make sure that you let the vision you have in your head, known to potential vendors. If you have the idea of a posh wedding but you are getting married in a town hall, this is not likely to happen. Be realistic with your expectations, use pinterest and similar websites to get an idea of what you want. Ensure that you ask any potential venues whether they can give you what you want because the last thing you want, is to be dissapointed on your wedding day.
Specific questions to ask
Many people get so caught up in the bigger details of their wedding venue, that they forget to ask about the smaller stuff. So many people are left in a pickle when the day arrives, due to vendors not catering for vegetarians, not having rooms available for guests and other issues. The following questions are some things that you should ask when meeting with vendors.
Resource: South Coast Wedding Venues