Post # 1
FH and I are going to tour our venue today. I have been emailing with the sales people so I have a lot of information already but now I get to ask even more questions!
what are the questions you wish you asked?
In hindsight what do you wish you would have asked for?
im also meeting with photographer today- so questions for them would be greatly appreciated!
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Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Venue: This is pretty you get what they offer IMO because they’ve all done this a hundred times before. I think all should include basic linens, table settings, chairs etc. because rental fees could really add up. I would ask what would happen if they had something happen to the building — an area wedding venue just burnt down so that’s on the top of my mind!
Do they have a minimum you have to spend? Do they have vendors you HAVE to use for certain things, vendors they don’t allow or recommended vendors?
Photog: What will the main photog do if their sick, what do you do if you need extra time? What will they do with their break (eat with the guests or go elsewhere?)
Post # 4
What happens if we have to postpone our date or cancel entirely? Are we responsible for entire amount of contract or just lost deposits, etc? (This is something I hope never ever happens, but we had to cancel with our original venue due to family/financial issues, so it’s def good to know ahead of time!)
Is there an extra cost for corkage, cake cutting, a/v equipment, such as projectors, microphones, etc?
What are you allowed to vend out yourself, cake, flowers, etc…do they have preferred vendors or just suggestions of ones that have worked there before?
Photographer: similar to PP, but what happens if photog is unable to do wedding?
Do you have the rights to your photos to be able to print anywhere?
Do you charge a travel fee (if out of town)?
Ask them to show you their favourite wedding they’ve shot and obviously take a look at prints of weddings they’ve shot.
Also – ask about multiple memory cards. My photog mentioned this in our first meeting and it’s something we NEVER even thought of…how many memory cards do they usually take with them? Do they switch out for reception and ceremony, etc. Sometimes things happen and memory cards break, don’t work and photos are lost. What is the process and how can they guarantee you get photos of the entire day?
Good luck, those are 2 very exciting meetings you’re having! 🙂