Events: 10 Mistakes that Most People Make
How to Pick a Wedding Venue
They will have now have specific places to focus on.
They also need to decide which season to hold the wedding ceremony. Settle on one of the seasons, be it winter or summer. The venue management will then notify them of space availability. The season and the venue are co-dependent. Decide on this fast, if you are to get space on the popular sites.
You need to stick to your budget. Different venues charge different rates for their packages. You need to focus on those you can afford. This saves you the trouble of looking through venues you may never use. You need to make a note of all the costs of a venue, to help n planning.
Look at how many people shall be attending the wedding. You will thud know which areas are adequate for that number. You need to find a place they shall all fit well. Everyone you invite may just turn up.
You need to decide if the venue is where all parts of the wedding shall occur. If the weather changes, you will need to have another plan in place. This applies to outdoor events. You will find some where you can do everything there. If you miss such, you need to find somewhere not too far.
You need to be ready before you go visiting the venue. You need to have your needs aligned clearly, so that you can focus on where they shall be fulfilled. Things like, full service, support staff, vendors, discounts, allowances for outside catering or onsite catering services, all need to be clearly agreed upon. It can be overwhelming, which risks you not covering all your bases. At the end of it, there has to be a written contract, with all the details clearly outlined, singed and copied.
If you have people coming from afar, you need to know where they shall be staying. Ask if the venue has such provisions, and their rates too. If they don’t, you will have to think o an alternative.
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