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Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience. With so many details to consider, it’s important to start with the basics: booking your wedding venue. 
You want to make sure you choose a place that not only meets your needs but also captures the essence of your special day. 
To help you out, here are ten surprising tips for booking your wedding venue! There’s lots of things to consider when solidifying your wedding venue. However, these tips will give you the information you need to make an informed decision and create a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests.

Top Ten Tips for Successfully Booking a Wedding Venue:

Book early

While this may seem obvious, many couples do not realize how early they need to book their wedding venue. Some venues are booked up to two years in advance, so start your search early to secure the venue of your dreams.

Consider the day of the week

Getting married on a Saturday is the most popular choice, but it's also the most expensive. Consider getting married on a Friday or Sunday, as venues often offer discounted rates on these days.

Be flexible with the date

If you have your heart set on a particular venue, but they are booked on your preferred date, consider changing your wedding date. This may be easier to do if you are not set on a particular time of year.

Think outside the box

Don't limit yourself to traditional wedding venues. Look at unique locations such as parks, museums, and art galleries for a more unique and memorable experience.

Ask about hidden fees

When you are getting quotes from venues, make sure to ask about any hidden fees such as service charges, gratuities, and cleaning fees. These can add up quickly and affect your overall budget.

Look for all inclusive packages

Some venues offer all-inclusive packages that include catering, decorations, and other services. These packages can be more cost-effective and less stressful than coordinating everything separately.

Check the fine print

Before you sign any contracts, make sure you read the fine print. Look for any clauses about cancellation policies, damages, and noise restrictions.

Ask about guest accomodations

If you have out-of-town guests, ask the venue if they offer accommodations or have any partnerships with nearby hotels.

Consider the weather 

If you are having an outdoor wedding, make sure to consider the weather. Look for venues that offer indoor options or have tents available in case of rain.

Ask for recommendations

If you are unsure where to start, ask your wedding planner or vendors for recommendations. They may have worked with venues in the past and can provide valuable insights.
Kellee Khalil
About The Author
Kellee Khalil is the Founder & CEO of Loverly. She lives in upstate NY with her fiancé and two dogs.
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