Finding a venue is not always the easiest thing to do—they book quickly (Some brides book their venue two years in advance), venues each have their own set of rules/do’s and don’ts, they might be a bit pricier than you had anticipated, might not be big enough for your group, might not allow kids, and the list continues… but when you do find a venue that fits your crowd, your budget, your style and is available, book it! With this major building block in place, and obviously your date set in stone (if it wasn’t before, it clearly is now) you can now begin securing many other vendors. We have had more than a few brides come through who didn’t quite realize the importance of securing the venue—the poor gals had booked DJs, photographers, caterers, videographers, and more and had given them a date only to find that nothing was available within a reasonable radius on their date…Trust me it happens!
Your reception venue will probably supply an on-site coordinator who will give you a list of in-house or preferred vendors. Now realize this person is only going to give you a list and that will probably be as far as their help extends, this is where a skilled wedding consultant can handle all of the details for you. A lot of time goes into searching and researching vendors. It is important to do your homework search on-line for reviews and talk to past clients and meet with vendors to establish who can provide the service to match your dream day.
Over the years of attending weddings, I have seen the good, the bad, the ugly and pure perfection. From a DJ in stained sweats chain smoking as the bride walked down the aisle and an officiator whose body odor was so bad you could taste it (sadly, I’m not exaggerating here) to the photographer whose work was pure art and a DJ who wasn’t just playing tracks but was really a master of ceremonies and kept the party going. I guess that has what led to my passion to make every wedding I help design and plan such a beautiful and special memory for my clients.
So we’ve covered the importance of the venue, but how exactly do you decide if a venue is right for you? Feel free to contact me to discuss venue options, a list of must ask questions and how to determine what truly is the best setting for your theme, personality and budget. Remember every initial consultation is complimentary with Perfect Fairytale Endings.
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