Post # 1
Hello Everyone !!
My name is Kristie, Iam engaged and thinking about getting married next Oct 2010 .. we both love the fall and the beautiful colors!! BUT I do have a question for you guys, What do you do first??? Book the church, or book the reception place, I dont know where to start…. Any advice would be much appreiciated!!!
Post # 3
I always say book the church first. They’re most likely to get full quickly. Then the reception venue – but only because I come from the school of “If it’s perfect but doesn’t have my date free then I’ll figure something out” thought.
Post # 4
i’d say book whichever location is the most important to you. if there is a church that you have your heart set on, book that first. if your heart is more set on a specific reception site, grab that first. i’m an october 2010 bride, too! i’m so excited for all the beautiful fall colors! good luck 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with littlemissmoo. Churches also sometimes let you use the basement for the reception (depending on what you are looking for this may be a good idea.) Plus, you can also look for venues really close to the church you chose.
Post # 6
thxs girls… ya maybe i will call the church tomorrow then and see what dates they have open! The reception place is only about well maybe 3 4 miles from the church and inbetween the 2 places is a hotel for all the out of town family and guests!!
Post # 7
I talked to my rabbi and the venue at the same time to make sure they both had the same day open.
Post # 8
I would try and speak to both locations at the same time, (if you already have an idea which church / reception space,) and confirm availability before you book!
Post # 9
Yeah, I would email both at the same time–that way, you don’t have to sound sure or confirm anything over the phone yet until getting both responses!
I was more worried about the reception venue, though… I think I just thought we could do a ceremony wherever, but I wanted the reception to really have a party atmosphere! Luckily in all my emailing venues, one place had both! So maybe you’ll luck out, too 🙂