Choosing your venue is one of the most important decisions you are going to make while planning your wedding. Not only do venues cost a lot of money, their rules and requirements will dictate everything else you choose for your wedding; from what vendors you can hire, to how you decorate, even how long you can dance.
We know this can be a little overwhelming and we don’t want you to regret your choice so we have included a few things for you to consider when choosing your venue.
Venues fall into three categories;
1. All inclusive. These type of venues have everything you need. They have the space, the tables and chairs and a list of vendors you choose from.
2. Space Only. These types of venues are really a blank canvas. You can use whatever vendor you want but you also need to rent tables, chairs etc
3. Some sort of combination of the two. For example, they don't provide tables and chairs, but they have caterers you have to work with.
One of the most frequently asked questions wedding coordinators receive is: “Why do I need to hire a wedding coordinator when my venue comes with a coordinator - won't they take care of everything?” The short answer to that question is oftentimes “no”, but many couples don’t find that out until the day of their wedding. We have prepared this cheat sheet to help you understand the many differences between the two. We want to clear up any misconceptions so you are not disappointed (and frantic) on your wedding day!
Very simply put a wedding coordinator’s client is you, the bride and groom; a venue coordinator’s client is their manager (the venue). A venue coordinator is there to coordinate anything that relates to the venue; where as a wedding coordinator is there to coordinate anything that relates to your wedding.
Both a wedding coordinator and venue coordinator are very important, but they play very different roles. The roles may overlap slightly depend...
This week are you sharing tips on how to have the traditional wedding reception – an evening reception with a dinner.
For this type of reception, the biggest tool in your toolbox is your negotiation skills. You must remember that when dealing with vendors you are doing a business transaction. With that you need to be comfortable negotiating the price of everything. These vendors are in the business to make money. Your job is to have the wedding you want within your budget. It is our experience that the vendors to operate on a sizeable enough profit margin to lower their rates from their introductory proposal and still make a profit. When negotiating always remain calm, kind and professional. Remember this is a business transaction, and it is best to check your emotions at the door.
Take their initial price and talk to them about the areas where they can go lower. Get specific with the prices you would be comfortable paying. And, be prepared for some give a...