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6 Quick Questions to Ask When Checking Wedding Venue Availability

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Now that we have ushered in the new year, the search for the perfect wedding venue begins!

In the interest of time, you may want to call or e-mail some of the representatives at your preferred wedding venues to determine if they are a good fit.

If you decide to call or e-mail first, you can start with the six questions below —

1. “Are you available on ?”  Don’t forget to mention the correct year.  Some venues plan more than one wedding a day, so remember to mention your preferred time of day.

2. “How many people can you comfortably fit for dinner and dancing?” You want to ensure the venue is large enough to accommodate all of your wedding guests.

3. “Do you have a space available for a wedding ceremony?” The answer to this question is important to couples who want to have their ceremony and reception at the same location.

4. “Do you charge a rental fee?” You want to ensure that the venue’s rental fee fits within your overall wedding budget.

5. “Will we have exclusive use of your venue, or are there other weddings taking place on the same day?” Depending upon your priorities, the answer to this question can be a deal breaker. If another wedding takes place earlier in the day prior to yours, you may have the capability to share some of the wedding day expenses such as flowers or chair rentals. However, some couples don’t want their wedding to compete with another wedding on their wedding day.  Know what’s important to you beforehand.

6. “Do we have to use your in-house caterer or your approved caterer?  Or, can we bring in our own professional caterer” This will be a key question to ask if you require a specific cuisine for your wedding day meal.

When you perform your wedding venue site visit(s), you can delve deeper into the detailed questions, and begin rating your venue options, but this should be a good place for you to start.

Love & Soul Always, Kay

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