With the above tactics in place, the wedding couple is now able to select a few favorite venues. With the help of a wedding planner, they can revisit their budget while the planner creates a personalized financial plan based on the picks and guest count.
This process and financial plan which is done by the wedding planner will show the wedding couple how the venue choices impact their budget which helps the couple to make the best decision based on their needs for their special day.
Important to note when selecting a wedding venue:
It’s important to note that some venues require more décor than others and/or additional services to be brought into the event.
Sometimes finding a venue that has on-site catering, servers, a staffed bar, and essentials like tables, plates, and silverware turns out to be cheaper than a place where all that needs to be brought in.
Wedding planners can assist couples with understanding the differences between the packages offered by each venue in order to make an educated decision.
A wedding planner can also help couples ask the right questions when meeting with a wedding venue before finalizing a decision. Questions such as what’s included, who are the preferred vendors, how is payment made, when is payment expected, is there a guest count minimum, can outside vendors be brought in, etc.
If the venue is a restaurant or event space that has multiple rooms, it should be asked if the venue hosts more than one event at a time.
If there’s an outdoor space at the venue, find out if there’s a Plan B in place for inclement weather.