Post # 1
Most venues I’ve contacted say they don’t book until a year in advance. How did this work for you when you booked your site? My two top choices are in high demand; should I start calling as soon as they open on the -1 year mark? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
see if you can schedule an appointment now to see the venue (especially on a weekend so that you can peek at a room that’s being decorated and how their staff is handling it.)
if you love it, i’d tell that you’ll be calling back at the one year mark to sign the contract. and the email them a week in advance to see if you can get the contract in advance and date it a year before your wedding.
Post # 4
I definately agree with freesia39’s advice above.
We booked our venue 11 months before our wedding and 2 out of the 4 Saturdays in August were booked already, so we had to choose between the remaining 2 dates.
If you are sure this is the place you want to have it, jump on the 1 year mark and also contact the catering manager to show your interest.
Post # 5
Did you call the specific venue and ask if they are one of the ones that wait until ayear in advance? I’d double check that if you haven’t, don’t assume they all do ebcause some are that way. I know, at least here – the more high demand places will take bookings 2 years in advance.
If they don’t take the booking until a year – then the girls aove are so right, go see it now. I too had to change my wedding date for my venue, and I booked it 355 days before the wedding…..
Post # 6
Thanks all! I knew you’d have good advice. 🙂 I know that one of the two definitely doesn’t book til a year in advance. I’ll have to check on the other. We’re 20 months out at this point, so hopefully we’ve given ourselves enough time.