As far as venues are concerned we definitely have a season and it is April through October. That does not mean we are not busy the rest of the year, what that means to you is that we have value dates. If you want a prime date in the “season” the prices are set and the dates will book. If you want an alternative date or a value date then you can ask for and receive discounts.
The trend right now is variety…. your best friend got married in a barn, six months prior to that another friend got married at the Zoo and so on. You are being taken to places near and far just to be different.
Before you consider a venue make a list of what is important to you and your fiancé.
Then when considering a venue, tour at least five (5) different types and ask specific questions about what is important to you.
- Was your contact person friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable?
- Did they respond to you in a timely manner? Because if they didn’t that is what you can expect throughout your wedding process.
You want to trust and value your vendors; if you don’t they are not the right place for you.
This “season” is busy for all other vendors as well. If you want a specific person for your DJ, band or florist then you might have to be flexible and move your date to book who you want. Listen to the bands and Djs, go and see a sample arrangement from the florist, etc. Price out at least three (3) of each so you know price wise and package wise where you want to be.
The earlier you start planning the more availability you will find with all of your wedding venues and vendors.
Tis’ the season…
- Remember this should be a good experience and one that is FUN!
- Don’t stress out and make it too much for you, as you have a lot going on.
- Give yourself a reasonable deadline to book each of your vendors, make it realistic!
And they’re off!!