When it comes to planning a wedding, knowledge is power. The more you know and understand about your big day, the less stressed you’ll be.
“With so much wedding planning on your mind, it’s essential to ask the right questions to avoid disappointments and costly surprises later.”
To help ensure you’re not caught unaware, check out our list of the top 10 things to ask your wedding venue.
1. What exactly is included in the price?
When totting up your wedding budget, it’s essential you know exactly what’s included in the cost of your venue. Find out how many staff will be available to you on the day, if tables, chairs, cutlery and crockery are included in the price, and if your chosen venue offers any other handy extras with their wedding service.
2. Who can you contact on the day in case of a problem?
Although your wedding day will almost certainly go without a hitch, it’s a good idea to ask your venue who you should contact on the day in case of an emergency.
3. Vehicle access
If you’re planning on arriving at your venue in a stretch limo or a horse drawn carriage, you need to double check there’s enough space for the vehicle to manoeuvre. Find out how big the driveway is, if there are any gates that restrict access and if there’s plenty of space to turn around at the end.
4. When can your suppliers decorate the venue?
A lot of couples opt to employ additional suppliers to decorate their chosen venue. Find out when they can have access to the venue so you they can plan ahead.
5. How much parking is available?
Find out exactly how much parking is available and ask whether guests are able to leave their vehicles at the venue overnight.
6. Is there disabled access?
If any of your relatives are elderly or disabled, or if they have problems with mobility, disabled access is a must. Make sure the important areas of the venue are accessible to all of your nearest and dearest.
7. Can you store your wedding presents securely overnight?
There’s a good chance your friends and family are going to shower you with gifts on your wedding day. Ask your venue if there’s somewhere safe and secure they can be stored until you’re able to collect them.
8. How long do you have to clear up the next day?
Finding out exactly how long you have to clear up the next day is essential. If there’s only a short window available to tidy, rope some friends and family in to help out. Some venues may charge a penalty if you haven’t left by an agreed time.
9. Is there a sound limit for the music?
Some venues have a sound limit for DJs and bands. This can be because of equipment limitations or noise considerations for neighbours. Find out what the rules are at your venue before booking your music.
10. How many people can the venue accommodate?
Choosing a venue with the right capacity is essential if you’re going to cater to all your friends and family comfortably.
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