What You Should Do After Booking a Wedding Venue
Deciding where to get married is only a small part of the planning that will, ultimately, lead to your dream come true. Once the wedding venue is booked, there are several things that will have to be done in order to make things come together properly.
A Second Visit This is an absolute must. Very often venues are booked far in advance of the big day, and other plans are made right away. However, it can be easy to forget exactly how big the room is, or how the space is laid out, which means many of those details are difficult to decide upon. Be sure that you make time to visit the venue again, for a second look and communication with those running the space.
Coordinate with the Wedding Planner If you are going to hire a wedding planner, then be sure to coordinate a time for him or her to meet with the venue representatives. There are undoubtedly questions to be asked and answered, plus he or she will want to get a good feel for the space.
Taste Test Once the venue is booked, and you have read the contract, you will know how many additional services you will need to hire. For instance, does the venue provide catering or perhaps a cake for the big day? As these details are ironed out, prepare for some excellent taste testing expeditions. After all, you want to know exactly what will be served to your guests.
Provide Contact Information Often DJs, caterers, florists, and other service providers will have questions or concerns that are best addressed by the venue representatives. It is a good idea to share contact information between these professionals to ensure that all deliveries and arrivals go smoothly.
Know the Rules Regarding Preparations If you are doing some of the decorating, it is important to know when you are allowed access to the space, and how long your centerpieces and other arrangements will have to sit before the big event. Be sure to talk these things through with the venue representatives so you can have a clear picture of the timeline for that final preparation and walkthrough.