If you are currently planning a wedding, you will need to be as thorough and thoughtful as possible while deciding on the venue for the event. Not surprisingly, most people will have limited to no experience with planning a wedding, and this can lead to some common mistakes that may occur when these individuals are evaluating potential wedding venues.
Mistake: Not Considering The Needs For The Catering And Music Contractors
While choosing a wedding venue, it is understandable for individuals to be primarily focused on the guests that they are expecting to be in attendance. However, the reality is that there are other contractors and services that you may also need during the event. An example of this could be the catering or music services that you retain for the event. These providers will have their own space and set up requirements that will need to be met for them to effectively perform their duties. Discussing these needs with them when you hire them can help you with making sure that the venue will be able to provide them with these requirements.
Mistake: Failing To Thoroughly Tour Any Potential Wedding Venues
It is understandable for individuals to feel overwhelmed when they are evaluating potential wedding venues due to the large number of potential options that are available to them. However, being thorough with this assessment is one of the most important steps that you can take when you are planning for this event. For this reason, any potential wedding venues should be toured by you and your fiance in person. This can allow for the size, layout and overall quality of the facility to be better assessed. As an added benefit, these guided tours can allow you to ask a variety of questions that you may struggle to get answered if you were only reviewing online brochures and pictures of these facilities.
Mistake: Not Reviewing The Details Of The Reservation Agreement
At the time of reserving the venue, it is customary to have to pay a deposit that is a sizable portion of the rental cost. This can protect the facility in the event that the wedding is canceled. However, there are some protections that individuals may enjoy when they make these reservations. One example of this could be rescheduling the reservation as some facilities may allow moving the event to a future date in the event of disruptive issues, such as severe illness, natural disasters, and other unavoidable problems. Reviewing the details of the reservation agreement can provide you with more information about this protection.