When booking wedding venues, is there anything that you should know? The simple answer is YES!! In this article we give you a step by step approach to making sure that you get all the information that you need from the wedding venues. Pure Catering Wedding Top Tips will help you make the process of choosing wedding venues a lot easier, after all, it’s YOUR special day, so it needs to be perfect!
A wedding coordinator is exactly that, someone who helps to coordinate the wedding. A person with which you can communicate before the big day to ensure that they make everything go according to your plans. From guest arrivals, car parking, logistics, keeping everything running to plan and on time. If the wedding venues don’t offer a wedding coordinator then it is a good idea to get one. However, that being said, we have catered for countless weddings where the brides’ best friend has been in charge and they have run perfectly. It is worth asking if a wedding coordinator is included with the wedding venues.
There are numerous ways in which wedding venues can sting you for more money after the event! Make sure that you check your contract carefully and make sure that you ask the question, “are there any hidden charges after the function?” The typical types of hidden charges are things like a cleaning fee, damage to or loss of equipment, overstaying the kicking out time, service charges, extended bar tabs, storage charge for left items, corkage fee for BYO booze and other fees and charges that you might be liable to. You must make sure that you have a firm understanding of the charges and try to negotiate them down, perhaps by upgrading the insurance, similar to a hire car contract, so that you will not have to fork out for these things.
The wedding venues charge you a premium for the elegant room, awesome view or whatever else sets it apart from its competitors. But wedding venues also add to their bottom line by adding supplementary items to the contract. Do the wedding venues offer catering? If so, would you be able to provide your own catering? The reason being that if a wedding venue has their own catering then you will be locked into whatever they want to charge you. The same for liquor and the provision of alcohol, if you have signed to use a particular catering venue, and the contract forbids you from bringing in your own alcohol, then they can essentially charge you whatever they want and you either have to pay or go without. Do they provide equipment, like tables, chairs, glassware, tableware etc as part of the package or will they add it on to the top?
It is really important that you establish what you are able to do and not do BEFORE you sign a contract to secure your wedding date. You do not want to be stuck with inferior catering at a premium price or locked into anything else that you do not need nor want.