HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING VENUE
How to choose your Wedding Venue, in part one, we looked at what to consider before you begin your search of wedding venues. Now that you’ve narrowed down your search, it’s time work on finalising your plans.
VISITING THE VENUE
Make a trip to the site(s) during the same time of day as your wedding, if possible. This is often an exciting moment—your first time in the wedding venue where you’ll get to say, “I do”. The butterflies may be flitting around in your stomach as you imagine the wedding venue filled with flowers, food, and your family and friends. But, don’t let your excitement derail the purpose of this visit. You’re there to get valuable information and to choose “the location” from all the possible wedding venues on your list. During this visit, explore the space. Get copies of the floor plan or create a rough sketch that you can refer to later. Try to note any potential problems with access, parking, bathrooms (some older buildings such as houses may lack adequate facilities), or anything else that may or may not be a deal breaker. The staff should be able and willing to answer any questions you may have.
TAKE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS INTO ACCOUNT
Every wedding venue has its pros and cons. Which is which depends on you and your partner’s individual tastes. Some venues require extra wedding insurance or that you use their list of preferred suppliers. Some may even offer you the ability to go outside their vendors for a cost. Does the wedding venue allow music after a certain time? Or live bands? Is the dance floor the right size or too small? Does it sit too close to where the cake will be? During the time of your wedding, ensure there will be no major construction. You’d be surprised about the schedule of remodels. Also make sure the wedding venue is available on your date and whether or not you’ll be splitting the day with someone else. Some wedding venues will host two weddings in a day (one in the morning and one in the evening, usually). If you’d rather not share, be sure to check on the venue’s schedule.
HAVE A LIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK
Not only will this keep you focused, but it’ll help you make an informed decision. As you’re going through your initial visit, more questions will pop into your head. After three or four sites, it may be difficult to keep it all straight. It’s best to have someone come along and take notes. Some important questions to ask are:
What is the cancellation policy?
Is there a payment schedule?
What kind of deposit is required (usually this is 20-50% of the final cost)?
Do they have a liquor license?
Are there any hidden costs or extra fees? Before you sign, read the contract thoroughly.
If choosing the same location for both the ceremony and reception find out how long it takes for the staff to switch things over.
After the glow of being newly engaged has faded, the work begins. Once you start looking, you’ll know when you’ve found the perfect wedding venue. How to choose your Wedding Venue.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WHY IS RED SCOOTER MELBOURNE’S MOST POPULAR WAREHOUSE WEDDING VENUES?
It boils down to one simple thing: our mothers raised us right!
Our mums taught us to:
Be considerate of others and their things
Treat others like we want to be treated
Go the extra mile to make people happy
Thanks to these simple life lessons, Red Scooter has made it a point to go above and beyond to give each customer EXACTLY what they want.
LET RED SCOOTER MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
You focus on the ceremony, your family, your friends, and the wild wedding party, and let us handle the details! Our wedding planners will handle everything you need:
Floral arrangements and décor
Catering and bar service
Ceremony and reception seating
Full facilities and amenities for the bridal party and guests
Our Wedding Planner will take all the stress off your shoulders, and will keep things rolling smoothly until the moment you’re ready to take off for your honeymoon.
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Visit us just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, and talk with our professional event planners to see how our award-winning event planning service can help you create the wedding of your dreams! Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we’ll take all of the stress off your plate – freeing you up to enjoy the wedding you deserve.
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