Hidden wedding venue costs and how to plan for them: our top five stress-saving tips to keep you savvy!
Discussing your wedding budget probably won’t be the most exciting part of planning your day, but its an essential topic that shouldn’t be ignored. Most couples will sit down and calculate how much money they have to spend on the different elements of their day; from the wedding venue hire to wedding attire, wedding transport, wedding rings and more. However, you may not remember to put everything on your wedding budget. This month, we’ve come up with five out-of-the-box hidden wedding venue costs you should be aware of…
Insurance may not be at the top of your wedding budget, but it is advisable to take out a wedding insurance policy as soon as you start spending money on your wedding. Wedding Insurance can protect you against supplier cancellations, loss or damage to your wedding attire and so much more.
Lunch on the Day
You may be too nervous to eat anything before your wedding, but ordering a sandwich lunch ahead of your ceremony is a good idea. Regardless of where you’re getting ready, having something small to eat will keep you going until your wedding banquet later in the day. You may also want to pre-order a bottle of fizz (or two) to be sent up to the bridal suite to enjoy as you’re getting ready. Some wedding venues may ask you to set up a float in advance, where as others may ask you to pay as you go.
Some suppliers may stipulate that they will require a meal during the day, especially if they’re working for many hours. If your catering is included in your overall wedding venue cost, ensure you add on ‘extra’ supplier meals to your final numbers in advance. Confirm with your suppliers as to whether or not they require a hot or cold meal and don’t forget to ask if they have any specific dietary requirements.
Clear up Costs
Your wedding venue will want you to leave it in the perfect state in which you found it, which means you’ll be responsible for disposing of any leftover floral arrangements, decorative hire items, personal items, debris from a fireworks display and other miscellaneous items.
Extensions on the Licence
Most exclusive-use wedding venues will be licensed to host your wedding and serve alcohol until a certain time in the evening. If you plan on extending your celebration until later in the evening then you must be prepared to pay for an extended licence. If your venue has the availability, and permits it, you may be able to purchase the privilege of an early arrival.