(Closed) What questions Should I ask when looking at a Wedding Vendor's?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Usually vendors has a set price. You might be able to talk one or two down, but it won’t be by much [esp. the really nice ones]. They won’t be hurting for business.

 

Secondly, it all depends on what you’re doing. Are you going to need tables & chairs? Do they offer them? Do they provide linens or will you need to rent them? Can you bring your own caterer/decorations/alochol? I had one venue tell me we couldnt hang decorations at all – that it wasn’t “needed”.

 

Depending on their answers, you’ll have other questions. If they don’t allow a catered, that means they probably cater themselves. What they offer, how much per person.

 

If they have a bar there you HAVE to use, how much it costs, hidden costs, ect. [One venue I went to charged $300 for USE of the bar per hour, plus the cost – a higher cost of course – per bottle of alcohol opened, AND an “opening fee” just to pop the top of each bottle [$15!]]. I ran from that place.

 

What all are you planning on having at your wedding? How many people? What type of decor? Ectect.

Post # 5
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wanted an open bar, and the prices were pretty high for our budget [way out of our league], we didn’t want to do a drink ticket thing and limit them, as an open bar is tradition. We decided on finding a place that let us cater our own liquor [even BUYING a bar and TONS of alcohol was cheaping than some of the venues we looked into]. We decided on 12 mixed drinks/cocktails that we would have the ingrediants on hand for [of course they could mix their own], along with wine at each table, sparkling ciders & 1-2 small-home type kegs.

 

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