Soon-to-be-married couples have been urged to understand the logistics of their wedding venue before booking up.
Writing at huffingtonpost.com, rustic wedding specialist Maggie Lord says it’s easy to get drawn in by the appearance of a venue and sign on the dotted line, but considering capacity, the season and time of day beforehand might save headaches later on.
Ms Lord urges couples to consider everything when looking for the most suitable venues for hire. She says having a rough idea of the size of the party will make it easy to cross selections off the list, while considering the time of year might also rule certain choices out of the equation.
“Couples probably have a good idea of the season they want to tie the knot, which can also help to shape the wedding venue search,” she says.
“But don’t forget: many venues might showcase images from a beautiful season like summer on their websites, so make sure you ask to see pictures from the season you intend to get married.”
If the venue happens to be open for business all year round, then prospective clients should ask questions about their season of choice. For instance, whether there’s heat and air conditioning or a backup space if the rain starts to fall.
Under advice from Ms Lord and thedisabledshop.com writer Stef Green, couples should also put aside their own requirements and to start thinking about special accommodations for their guests. Although most established venues have access for people with disabilities, a venue that hosts a range of events might not have this same level of support.