In the last post, we discussed some of the biggest wedding venue mistakes to avoid during the planning process. However, it’s important to understand the full scope of mistakes that are entirely avoidable, and how taking the right steps can help the process progress smoothly and easily until the day approaches. Here are some more wedding venue mistakes to avoid during your planning process.
Hiring vendors before committing to a planner
Not every couple chooses to hire an event planner, but those who do need to do it before hiring any significant vendor for your big day. Why? Because oftentimes, wedding planners have special connections and deals with vendors they personally recommend, which can save you some big bucks down the line. Plus, it’s your wedding planner’s job to do the legwork, so if you’re putting in all the work looking at and deciding on vendors, you aren’t really getting your money’s worth from the planner. Just relax and let the wedding planner handle the details!
Hiring vendors before committing to location
It’s certainly okay to start researching other vendors while still in the process of touring wedding ballrooms and other unique wedding places. In fact, nearly half (48%) of couples research reception venues online. However, you should never sign an agreement or put down a deposit on a DJ or caterer until you know where the wedding reception will be held. This reduces the chance for complications and miscommunications when the wedding approaches, and it can also help the vendor get a better idea of the area they’ll be working in, which in turn can help them to provide better service the day of.
Not considering the season in venue reservation timing
Finally, it’s important to keep the season in mind when considering when to reserve certain vendors. The most popular month to get married is June (accounting for 15% of all weddings), and if you’re getting married around this time, prepare to reserve earlier than usual. Off-season months, on the other hand, often offer more flexibility in terms of reservation times.
Ultimately, being aware of and avoiding these major venue mistakes is the key to making sure your big day flows seamlessly from the moment you enter the venue to the moment you say “I do.” For more information about wedding ballrooms and other wedding reception venues, contact Renaissance Miami.