Important Questions to Ask before Hiring The Venue for Wedding
For many posts, we have guided you about the questions you need to ask before hiring the designer for your wedding invitations. For this post, we are discussing some important questions that you need to ask before hiring the venue from the vendor. Here it goes:
1. Is the venue available on the scheduled date?
This is obviously the first question that you need to ask from the venue vendor before checking it out for real and spending time over it. Indian weddings usually are organised on scheduled dates only but if you’re flexible with the wedding dates then you can ask for the availability of the venue before fixing any date.
2. How many more weddings are taking place on the same day?
Yes, there are good chances that it’s not just your wedding that takes place that day. Sometimes the gardens are divided into subsections and they are allotted accordingly so you have to make sure that the venue is spacious enough to manage more than 1 event. Also, check the parking space as many a time they share the common parking space.
3. Do the rates vary as per the day of the week? How much advance would you ask for once we finalize it?
The former question is obviously for the couple who are flexible with their wedding dates. In this case, you can ask the manager about the day when you can get a discount. You can even ask about the specific time in order to save up more if you’re planning to have a wedding on a budget.
The latter question is when you have already finalized the venue or planning to have researched before finalizing one. You need to ask how much they ask for as the advance payment for venue booking. This way you can make sure it is in the budget or not or whether you have to make necessary adjustments in case it did not and you are still going with it.
4. Do they allow fire ceremonies?
Hindu wedding ceremony involves phera that are organised around the fire. There are some venues that don’t allow fire ceremonies indoors and you just can’t have one outdoors as it is too cold to organize something like that there. So make sure you ask whether they allow the fire ceremonies or not. Also, ask about the fire safety measures and arrangements on their side.
Another pro tip is to ask them about the backup plan for rains as well if you’re planning an outdoor wedding.
5. Do they provide accommodation for guests?
This is the question you need to ask when you’re planning to accommodate the guests at the venue. You need to ask them about how many rooms they can provide along with the services they offer during the stay.
6. Do they provide with services like decor and catering as well?
There are venues where they only allow the vendors they approve for decor and catering. You need to ask about it and make sure if you don’t approve them then what the regulations are in case you hire an outside wedding vendor for it.
With these questions, we are pretty sure you have got everything covered and make a rational choice.