(Closed) What you wish you would have asked…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My venue has a contract which includes everything, so if there is going to be a problem, it is going to be because I *forgot* to see if something was in the contract. Eg, like the contract talks about table linens and centerpieces…but it doesn’t mention chair covers!

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ask if your bridal suite locks up. You want to make sure your stuff is safe and also have a secure place to put your card box and presents. Make sure you’re the only one with the key as well!

ETA – If you’re bringing anything, ask when you’ll have access to bring things by and set them up.

Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I would ask if anything can change the stated pricing, based on food selection.   Our pricing kept changing and was not as clear as I thought it should have (they added a food selection we wanted, and then charged us more than was on their price list, based on what our final choice was.)  I thought it was a bit shady, since there was nothing ‘in writing’ for that particular dish option.

Post # 6
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I would also be clear on who your main point of contact would be and what happens if that person is not there on the day of the wedding…. (yep, happened to us!).

Post # 7
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you’re having a florist, ask what the policy is for set-up and pick-up times, you don’t want to incur more charges (for example, if you’re using any vases, ect.)

Post # 8
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ask them if they deal with cleaning up afterwards (Like packing up all your wedding stuff when the reception is over.) I think it’s pretty standard with most venues but ours charged us $250.00 for clean up fee. We weren’t mad, we just didn’t think to ask about a fee beforehand.

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