Implementing your wedding, the way you have dreamt of requires both the vendor as well as the client to be on the same page. It is important to make sure that the responsibility is in the right hands and therefore it is important to ask questions before you finalize anything, especially if it’s the wedding venue.
If you are residing in the same city where the wedding is planned, you would definitely know about the best and new venues. But, if you are planning a destination wedding, you have to be very careful while choosing the right wedding venue.
Not only the place and the budget plays a role, but there are other aspects as well, check out the wedding venue questions listed below and make sure everything at your wedding venue goes smoothly.
- Is your date available?
This should be the first question for sure. You should check dates with the wedding venue vendor first because wandering here-and-there and checking the venue, gardens, and other things might just waste your time. If you’re flexible with your wedding dates then you should ask for the availability to confirm your dates before anything else.
- How many other weddings are booked on the same day?
It is important to know that how many other weddings are booked on the same date as more bookings might create a frenzy for your guests if the venue is spacious enough to manage more than 1 function and also if the venue has enough parking space to accommodate vehicles from all the parties.
- How much in advance do we need to book and do the rates vary for different days of the week and times?
You might have finalized a venue in your mind but may be planning to research a little more and then finalize. In this case, make sure you ask the manager how much in advance you need to book the venue. This way you can arrange the wedding venue prices for booking on time without missing your favourite wedding venue. Also, if you’re flexible with your wedding dates, make sure you ask the manager if they have discounts on weekdays or at specific times of the day, this might help you save some money!
- Are Fire Ceremonies allowed?
A traditional Hindu wedding involves pheras around a fire. Some venues might not allow indoor weddings with fire ceremonies and it might be too cold for a wedding venue outdoor, especially if it’s winter. Therefore, make sure you ask about the fire safety and arrangements.
- Do you provide accommodations for guests?
If you’re planning to accommodate your guests at the venue, ask them how many rooms can they provide and what all services will be provided to your guests.
- How many hours of rental are included in the wedding venue hire?
Of course, you don’t want to get embarrassed if you arrive early and the venue cannot entertain you OR if you depart late, you don’t want to pay extra or get embarrassed from staff asking you to leave early as they have to arrange another function after that.
- Can we hire our own vendors for decor, F&B, and other services?
Sometimes it is necessary to book the vendors approved by the venue and if not, the venue sometimes has guidelines and certain restrictions for outsourced vendors, make sure you check it.
- Do you have a backup plan for rains?
In India, you can never be sure of rains. And, of course, you don’t want your full baraat drenched at your wedding. Therefore, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding venue, ask for emergency indoor arrangements.
- Is it necessary to purchase liquor through you and if we source liquor elsewhere, is corkage costs involved?
Especially if it is an in-house catering, you might have to purchase the liquor directly through the wedding venue. But, if you feel that it might cost you more, do ask them if you can buy it yourself and if there are any hidden corkage costs. Especially if it is an in-house catering, you might have to purchase the liquor directly through the wedding venue. But, if you feel that it might cost you more, do ask them if you can buy it yourself and if there are any hidden corkage costs.
- Who will be the person of contact on the wedding day?
It’s not always the case that the manager, whom you met on the booking day, will be available on the wedding day as well. Find out about the team there and the one on-duty on that day so that you can meet him before to exchange numbers and to make sure that everything goes smooth on your big day.
These are just a few questions, to be asked for sure and there are many others as well. If you think, it’s too much to handle on your own, don’t worry! Marriageuana will help you manage your wedding venue prices and other wedding services so that your dreams are executed with perfection!