The expert team at the idyllic Italian Villa offer their top questions to ask your wedding venue…
Access, set up & expectations
You’ll have lots of little touches that you’ll want to include on your wedding day, including things like decorations such as draping, chair covers, table name cards, table centres, and name place cards. All of these things take time to set up, so check if your venue will give you early access time and a dedicated event manager to help get all of these elements set up. Does your venue give you the facility to drop off these details the day before your wedding for them to then set these out for you? It’s also worth checking what the venue will do for you and what they expect you to do. If you’ve simply hired a venue, who is responsible for tidying it at the end of the wedding? If they don’t have a dedicated event manager on the day, who will ensure the timings of the day are adhered to? Who will make the necessary announcements on the day? All of these little elements can make a big difference to your enjoyment of your special day.
Other things to consider…
You’ll want all your loved ones to be present on your special day, so it’s important to check with anyone you’d like to have in attendance that they are available on the date of your choosing. Sending out save the date cards is still very popular, and these are best to send as soon as you’ve booked your venue. Make sure that you check with your local registrar BEFORE you confirm your venue, if you want to be legally married at the venue on the day. If you choose to have a blessing or use a celebrant to officiate your wedding, this isn’t required, but you will still need to register your marriage with the local registry office.
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