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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 29th 2014
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    Ok, so ive finally booked a meeting with the venue for tomorrow lunchtime, but i dont have a clue what we need to ask/say!

    The package we have gone for (weekday) includes: room hire for the day, 3 course meal and glass of wine each, cake stand and knife, basic table setup and decs (bud vases and candles), buffet and DJ, bridal suite for the night. Its actually a really good package (we went to the open day for a look around but didnt really have chance to talk to anyone). We have got a rough date in mind for September next year.

    Are there any obvious or not so obvious questions i need to ask them? I dont want to go in there and have nothing to say or miss anything. But at the same time, i dont know what i should be asking!

    Thanks :)
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 29th 2014
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    Will they cater for diet issues? What are the payment arrangements (they'll probably tell you anyway). Any recommendations for suppliers?

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    I know they do offer vegetarian options. That one is already on my list to ask because a lot of the OH's family are vegetarians.
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    Minimum/maximum number of guests?
    Do guests get a cheaper rate? (Assuming as you get a bridal suite its a hotel?)
    How many guests you have to pay for buffet? (Our venue say we have to cater for 90% of buffet - some are 100%, some are flexible and may allow half)

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    Time the party has to end?

    Option for it to go on longer or bars to stay open later if the demand for it is there?

    If you bring own suppliers for things what public liability insurance is required?

    Discounts for guests to stay?

    Exclusive use of venue?

    Any restrictions? I've known some old manor house type venues to request ladies don't wear stilettos so as not to ruin the floor.

    Confetti allowed?

    What are the menu options? Option to change the menu options? (we totally changed the canapes)

    Events manager or Master of Ceremonies for the day?

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    Ask if the price you're quoted won't increase next year if they're basing it on this years costings?

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    Also children's menus and cost if you're having kids at your wedding.

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    thank you! Im so glad i posted this up. The majority of this didnt even cross my mind!
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    That's what we're here for. This site has been invaluable to me when we were planning our wedding.

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    i think i will be spending the majority of the next year on here :)
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    Lol, 1 year after getting married I'm still on here. Before the wedding I was spending hours every day on here.

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    • Salyane72
      CommentAuthorSalyane72
      Got married 5 years ago
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    So glad I looked at this question as most these I wouldn't have thought of ;) going to see 3 venues mid July & think I'll get a a5 note pad with these questions on 3 diff pages so can compare once home. Thank you ladies
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    I remember having a page of questions when I went looking at venues.

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    • LoopyLou
      CommentAuthorLoopyLou
      Got married 3 years ago
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    Im amazed at the amount of things we might miss/forget. Granted I have plenty of time lol, but will still be handy to put this into my folder for future reference ;)
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    The photographer list of questions on here is really useful too.

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 30th 2014
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    well im feeling pretty nervous about the meeting today. I dont know why im nervous though!?!

    Ive made a note of all these and can go in and ask away. thank you for your help girls :) x
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Aw don't be nervous :) Maybe the nerves are because everything is becoming real I was like that 2 weeks ago when meeting the priest lol

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 30th 2014
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    well the meeting went very well. I really didnt have to ask any questions, they gave me every detail i needed to know :). Date is booked!!! Rang the registrar and sorted that too. Thats it, we are getting married on the 24th September next year!!!!! EEEEKKK!!!!
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Glad it went well and yay on getting the date and places booked :)

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