(Closed) When did you start planning with your venue?

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
1386 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think we started planning with them about a mont/month an a half before the wedding. They had so many other weddings before that we weren’t really on their radar till then.

Post # 3
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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tvigs5617 :  Probably around the 6 month mark was when I really started asking a lot of logistical questions, so I could plan other details that were out of their realm. We had our tasting and decor meeting at the 4 month mark, and from then on, we did a lot of planning with our venue coordinator. I’m sure every venue is different, but if you have questions you want to ask, you should definitely reach out!You’re giving your venue a lot of money – they should be more than happy to answer any questions you have at any time! Our venue coordinator was amazing, and always so willing to answer questions and to give her opinion on what would work best.

Post # 4
3462 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I agree with PP we didn’t do anything like that until a few weeks to a month beforehand. A lot of it has to do with the vendors as well and they’re all so busy. You can make a mock schedule and edit as you talk to vendors and such, but you won’t need to submit it to the venue for a while 🙂

Post # 5
4066 posts
Honey bee

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tvigs5617 :  we had the walk through with our caterers at our venue on 6/28 for our 9/10 wedding 

Post # 6
2655 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We’re getting married in early December and our venue contacted us last week to arrange a planning meeting, which we’re doing the first weekend of October (about 2 months before our wedding day). We’re doing our tasting the weekend after this. We’re also having our ceremony and reception in the same place.

Post # 7
2506 posts
Sugar bee

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tvigs5617 :  9 months is really soon. our venue specifies that there will be the “1 month meeting” as which all that happens.

Post # 8
10004 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We had a planning meeting with our venue 5 months out. But they were happy to answer any questions I had before then.

Post # 9
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

Where we had our wedding we had our tasting 6 months out and our details meeting to go over everything two weeks before the wedding. I work as a wedding planner as a venue now and we do our planning meetings 2-3 months out, but we require use of an outside caterer so most will taste test prior to that meeting.

Post # 10
116 posts
Blushing bee

We’re using an outside caterer, so we didn’t do any tastings or anything. I started shooting over questions every few weeks starting at 4 months, and for the past month (so 3 months out) I’ve been emailing them probably once a week. But we have a very complicated day with two ceremonies and two meals so there’s a ton of logistics. We have the final walkthrough 6 weeks before the wedding, and I imagine I will have a ton of contact with them in those final 6 weeks as we finalize logistics.

The venue says in general they start doing a lot of the coordinating starting 60 days out.

Post # 11
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

8 months before our wedding so January 2017 we need to pay our second deposit then we will have our taste test, and plan our menu and our decor.

Post # 12
1362 posts
Bumble bee

We planned quickly, so we started with logistical questions our very first time (June for an October wedding the same year). We’ll finalize the menu and logistics details in late August, and will finalize the numbers 10 days before. I feel totally confident that everything will go off without a hitch, but that’s largely in part because I have complete faith in our wedding coordinator at the venue, and I’m pretty laid back about the whole thing.

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