We came across "Life of Blyss" blog and she did a perfect job choosing the top 10 things to ask on a venue tour! She went into these tours blind, like many other brides do. It is exciting to get engaged, and then you realize you finally get to plan your dream wedding!!!! However, you are entrering into a serious contract and you should be prepared. So, we are sharing the 10 tips to ask on your wedding venue tour from "Life of Blyss" blog.
For any couple embarking on their venue tour, I’d recommend the following quick tips:
Do your research
Look up other weddings on their website, Pinterest, and Google. Make lists of what you don’t like, and ask the event coordinator if it’s something you can change
Know your must-haves and non-negotiables
You won’t know if the venue is the right fit for you if you don’t have a vision for the wedding. Try to look up other weddings and make lists of what you want on your special day.
Learn the backup plan
If you are having an outdoor ceremony, find out the rain plan.
Take a small notebook to make a pros/cons list
As soon as you leave, you’ll forget details. Videos and Photos help, too!
Ask about the bridal/groom suites
How big is each suite? Do you have a private bathroom? How long do you have access to them?
Learn all guest accommodations
How close is the nearest hotel? How far is that hotel from the airport? Do you have guests with special needs at your reception?
Inquire about venue insuranc
Some vendors are require to obtain it before your big day. Such as the bartender.
Request a preferred vendor list
Some venues require you to book vendors from their list only. Some purely offer recommendations. Make sure you know the difference. Also, vendors who are used to working at that venue might be extra helpful for you.
Find out everything that is included and what costs extra
Some things will shock you, trust me! At some places, seating and tables are included. At others, you need to source and supply just about everything other than the grounds. Don't forget to ask about TAX?
Read the Reviews
Read the reviews on google, wedding wire and others. Also, check out the venues social media to see real weddings and comments.
Hopefully this list will help you feel prepared and ready to chat wedding venue. To find the original post from Life of Blyss here