TO the Feathered Arrow blog. I'M Kari! A WEDDING PLANNER, PODCAST HOST, BIZ EDUCATOR, AND A LOVER OF COFFEE, ALL THINGS OUTDOORS + A SUCKER FOR A GOOD LOVE STORY.
The search for your perfect wedding venue can be a stressful one. It locks down your official wedding date, and sets the limit on how many guests you can actually invite and sets the outline for your budget. I’ve created some tips + tricks for your venue search before, but it made me realize there is so much more information you need! Therefore, I created a FREE downloadable list of questions to ask your wedding venue that you can print + bring with you! You can get your hands on it right HERE! The list has over 20 important questions but below are 3 of them to get you started:
One of the first questions to ask while searching for your wedding venue is what is included in the fee. This will help breakdown a list of items like are rentals included or what is the cost of any upgrades. If you’re open to another date, consider asking if there’s a difference in fee between a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Once you have the answers, don’t forget to update your wedding budget spreadsheet to keep you on track!)
We all know how unpredictable life can be. Sometimes things are just out of your hands but you want to be able to regain some control in the planning process. Make sure you fully understand what the policy is to postpone or cancel your wedding plans. For example, is there a fee every time you may need to postpone? This is a great time to lean on your wedding planner to pour through contracts.
You may be surprised to learn that every venue varies in how long they’ll let you and your guests’ party. Especially if it’s an outdoor venue, they may have to adhere to city ordinances regarding noise level and a curfew so they don’t disrupt their neighbors. Some venues have an area where you and your guests can have an after-party to keep the celebrations going!
Don’t forget to download the list HERE! I hope these questions help in your wedding venue search! However, I think it’s even better to bring your wedding planner along to help even more. To bring me along on the journey to find the perfect place to say “I do”, contact me on my homepage and let’s start planning!