Etiquette + Advice Wedding planning

Red flags to look out for when choosing a wedding venue

By Buhlebenkosi Sibanda

There’s a lot to think about when finding an event space and the process can be overwhelming thus ensuring a smooth flow is of top prior. So, we’ve put together a list of eight red flags to look for when finding your seamless venue.

They don’t do many weddings

A venue that’s not used to big parties could be caught off guard by a wedding. While venues that host non-wedding events can still make for great wedding venues, nuptials are just different from charity auctions and business meetings. Make sure they understand what a wedding entails and have a sufficient amount of experience to pull off your day.

Overpriced with no Wi-Fi

 An overpriced venue can land you into blowing your budget and not being able to provide other quality services because a high price doesn’t necessarily mean quality. Plus having Wi-Fi for everyone to access is a nice touch. It means people are free to upload photos and videos of the event. If there’s no Wi-Fi then consider somewhere that does.

Too complicated contracts

There’s a huge difference between comprehensive and complicated. Keep out for confusing details that lack specifics. To note are the parts of the contract that prohibit you from writing negative reviews online as that means couples who married there before couldn’t honestly post their views.

Negative online reviews

Couples who’ve already married there give reality on review sites. Therefore take it a step further and check the reviews online before considering a venue as a lot can be hidden under the curtains.  

You’ve just got a funny feeling

Your gut hardly lies, trust your instincts if something doesn’t feel right, be it the staff, find alternatives and you’ll be glad you did.

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