Top things brides forget to double-check when they book a wedding venue in Gauteng

Every bride wants her special day to run smoothly, especially when it’s held at a magical wedding venue in Gauteng. However, like many things that sound easy, a wonderful, carefree wedding day may not happen without some very careful planning! Below is a list of the top things brides forget to double-check before their wedding day:

The number of guests

Hopefully, you’ll have an estimate of the number of guests that you’re expecting. The venue you choose needs to be able to cater adequately for all the invited guests. There also needs to be ample parking either on site or close by – and some venues do charge for this. This can easily be forgotten when you’re first looking at possible venues!

The distance between the chapel and venue

Often, couples choose to marry at a church and then drive to the reception venue, so there needs to be ample time allowed for in your plan while people to make the journey between the two. It’s also a good idea to make a dry run between the two venues to get a good idea – and see how the traffic is!

Buying alcohol vs. supplying your own

Be sure to check that liquor is allowed at your venue – and whether they are happy to supply it or you have to supply your own. Being able to supply your own alcohol requirements usually works out cheaper so find out if this is possible, although there will probably be a corkage fee.

The food

If you are planning on using a beautiful restaurant at the venue or other on-site catering, have a meal there to ensure you are happy with the quality of the food and the service. Also make sure that they can cater for anyone with specific dietary requirements.

The contract

Read the contract carefully to ascertain exactly what will be provided. Flowers, music, food and beverages may all be the responsibility of the person hiring the venue.

The biggest tip we can offer you is to be sure to ask as many questions as possible, especially regarding what is included in the quoted price. It is best to take nothing for granted so that you don’t miss out anything for your special day.

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