Your wedding day is one of the most important events in your life. Around 2.4 million weddings are performed each year in the United States. But planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. Many couples choose wedding packages to help simplify the process so they can focus on enjoying their big day. Here’s what you need to know if you are interested in all-inclusive wedding event packages.
What is an All-Inclusive Wedding Package?
The first thing you need to know is what is included in these wedding packages, which vary depending on the venue offering them. Most event venues will typically include the venue rental, dinner, and open bar. Optional items can include custom lighting, cake cutting, hotel accommodations, and more. They rarely offer items that are personal to a couple’s tastes such as a DJ, photographer, decorations, or flowers.
You will need to find out from the venue if they are willing to customize your package with special requests. Some venues offer non-negotiable all-in-one packages, so it’s important to ask upfront. You will also want to find out whether you can hold your reception at the venue or if it will need to be held off-site. These packages include a wedding coordinator to help you figure everything out and have everything ready for you when the big day arrives.
How Much Does It Cost?
The price range also varies depending on the venue. Wedding packages offered by smaller wedding venues typically charge a flat fee for the number of guests who will be attending. In some cases, there is a per person charge with a required minimum on the total number of guests. Common packages are priced by a rental fee along with a per person fee. For example, you may need to pay $5,000 to rent the venue plus $50 per guest.
When considering these packages, add up the value of each packaged item and compare the cost to determine if it will save you money in the long run. If the package charges you $70 per person but the total value of all the items equals $90, then you are saving money. Make sure that all charges are clearly listed in the contract before signing.
All-inclusive wedding packages can be incredibly convenient for a bride and groom, saving them both time and money. However, it’s important to take your time when choosing one of these packages to make sure it includes everything you want and need. Then, all you need to do is show up when the big day arrives and celebrate your love with family and friends. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy every moment knowing everything is well taken care of.