Post # 1
I am going to see 2 different wedding venues this saturday. I am going with my Fiance and his mother.
What kind of questions should I ask? What do I need to look for? I have no idea what to expect and what to do and I don’t want to make a full out of myself.
If it helps both the ceremony and the reception will be at the same location with no more than 100 people attending.
Post # 3
Indoor venues? Ask if the venue handles rentals (if needed), if catering and alcohol is included or bring-your-own, and ask about any discounts or packages available based on day, season, etc
As far as looking at the venues, try and imagine your color scheme in the space: will the flooring or walls clash with your colors? what condition is the flooring in? look at lighting, what does the view from the windows look like, ask about general set-up so you can imagine how the space will look with tables (where do the DJ, bar, buffet, etc normally fit in the room)
Also, ask if they have a bridal room for you and your girls to prepare or do last minute touch-ups before the ceremony and see it if possible
Hope that helps a bit =)
Post # 4
For the first visit, I just got a feel for the place – do I feel comfortable here, is this someplace that makes me happy?
Also start to think about what kinds of things are important to you – hiring your own vendors vs. using their own, what time they shut down, if you are the only wedding that day. Just sort of brainstorm a logistical dreamlist of how you’d like your wedding to run, and ask away! For me it was ability to bring in vendors and being the only wedding that day. Later we asked about handicap accessibility, types of bars, etc., but those can always come later.
I think there’s another thread on here where a bee posted her complete rundown, and it was really thorough…I might be imagining things though.
Enjoy, this is the fun part, IMO! 🙂