When you search for a Colorado wedding venue, where do you start?
Many couples who don’t already know where they want to get married are faced with a daunting task when choosing their wedding venue.
Here are some some pointers and ideas about where to start.
- Firstly, know your budget. Have a plan before you begin and you will find it easier to rule out some places quickly.
- Your wedding venue is probably (almost certainly) the largest single cost in a wedding. Plan to spend about 1/2 of your wedding budget on this one thing.
- Don’t get sold on all the “extras” just because. See which things your venue offers that you really want.
- Set a reasonable limit where your guest list is concerned. This will help you have more options when choosing your wedding venue.
- Remember to ask others for feedback on a venue. Don’t take the advertising line, do your research. (like buying a car, since they often cost the same!)
- If you can, get an off day for your wedding to save some money. Thursdays, or Fridays often cost somewhat less than weekends.
- Interview the management to see how you feel about them. Ask what happens if …. (rain, caterers don’t show, DJ backup, etc.)
- Begin by asking couples who you know that recently held a wedding, about their experience with the venue they used.
- Venues change management, so try to get the most recent information you can.
- Don’t stop on page one of a search engines results, get to page 3 or 4 and see a better selection.
- Ask vendors who know the venues. Wedding Venues in Colorado is a great place for brief and unbiased review of the top Colorado wedding venues.
- Use your friends on your favorite social network. Tell others you are looking and see what they recommend.
- Visit any venue you think may be a good fit before making any commitments. Watch out for sales sharks.
- Make sure you have assurances from your chosen venue, about what is important to you, before you pay anything.
- Ask how they can spread payments, or what they will do to make having your wedding at their location financially helpful.
- Get it in writing. Don’t just listen to the wonderful staff telling you “oh, sure, no problem”. If its important, have it in the contract.
- Ask to meet and interview the specific person who will likely manage your day.
- Be flexible and you may find that more doors open when your wedding day comes.
- Check all their scheduling and times work with your other vendors. You don’t want to be rushed on wedding day.
Hopefully this will help guide your path as you start your search for a Colorado wedding venue.
Provided by David Wegwart