Tips and Advice from Our Wedding Specialists

Saying "Yes" to the Venue


Before you sign the dotted line to secure your date and pay that initial deposit, you and your fiancé need to make sure to ask the right questions to have clarity before jumping into a nonrefundable or nonnegotiable contract. Choosing your venue sets the tone of what your wedding date will be, what the season you choose, and it will be the basis of everything surrounding your big day. It is imperative to ask all the questions upfront so there are no surprises along the way. Some questions can be, "What are the extra fees associated with the total cost?" or "What are the inclusions of renting the venue space?" Be prepared with a list of items before you make that final decision. It’s an exciting time and it is important to be knowledgeable before you get locked into the date you say, "I Do."

It is essential to visit multiple venues and to go to each site visit with an open mind. Also, be sure to factor in all of the various spaces you will need like the cocktail hour space, the bridal preparation area, and the parking situation for your guests. It is vital to consider a weather back up as it is crucial to have a contingency plan set since weather can be unpredictable. Overall, the venue will play a huge role in casting the ambiance for your wedding. Your venue will help tell your love story and it is a significant decision that needs to be made in order to start the planning process, but should never be rushed.

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