WE BOOK OUR VENUE THIS FRIDAY!!!!

Woohoo!! I'm sooo proud to announce that my FI will be putting a down payment to reserve our reception venue this Friday !!

Any advice/ suggestions Welcome!!!

Yippee!! :-)))))

I was going to wait until Friday after we book but I can't hold it innnn!! Lol
Posted on February 19, 2013 at 6:35 am
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That is exciting news! Congrats!

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:12 am
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WOOOP! How exciting!!

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:45 am
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Yayyyy!! Thats so awesome!

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:57 am
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Woot!!! Congratulations hon! Booking the venue is always so exciting! Do you have any pics to share? ;)

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm
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yay congratulations, def. share pics of your venue ! I'd love to see it.

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm
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Wooo Hooo!!! Such exciting news!!! Get a contract (which I am sure you already know) and we can't wait to see pics!!! 


Doing happy dance for you!

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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How exciting :)

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:24 am
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:-))) you can check out the site here : http://www.vipcountryclub.com/weddings/wedding.php
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:30 am
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Conrgrats!!! Booking the venue is a HUGE step.



  • Contract is definitely important

  • When deposits and final payments are due

  • When they need a fial head count (important for your RSVP date)

  • Find out what’s included in the price (tables, linens, etc…)

  • Find out if the price given includes gratuities, taxes etc

  • If you need a separate liquor license or any other licenses (in Canada we have a special license that has to be purchased if a DJ is playing at a venue)

  • When you have access to the space for decorating

  • When the décor has to be removed

  • If you can have open flames (if you are planning on having candles in your centerpieces)

  • If there are other events that day that could conflict with your (sound etc)

  • Where the bathrooms are for guests. If they are shared.

  • Parking for guests available and id there a cost

  • Some venues require you to use there specific vendors including DJ etc…so its good to find that out ahead of time.  

  • Time people can arrive

  • Time people have to leave


 


That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. If I think of more, ill come back J


 


Good luck and hope you LOVE it!!!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:46 am
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Yay!! How exciting!! :)


Getting a contract, as Tressy said, is the most important. Also make sure you ask a TON of questions to make sure you have it all straight in your mind. We had a contract but some of it was quite vague, and you are pretty overwhelmed and busy the day of, so you don't want to make sure you are forgetting anything.


For example, we wanted our head table, plus the two family tables served...they didn't set up to serve the family tables and had to scramble at the last minute, which they charged us for. Same for cake cutting, we had someone ready to cut the cake but they said they didn't know that and did it themselves, then charged us...it was a bit of sticker shock for us the morning after when we gave them our final payment, it was a bit more than we had planned!


...This was mostly our fault for not being absolutely 100 percent clear on everything, we had discussed everything with the lady that ran the venue ahead of time but she went through it all really quickly and made notes, I did not. So I couldn't really argue with her.


So make sure you really know for sure what is included and what is expected of the venue and your party!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:59 am
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These ladies have given great advice. Congratulations on a huge step!!! That is awesome!

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 2:06 am
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Thank you everyone for the very helpful advice! I will let you know how it goes!!! :-)

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 2:35 am
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APRIL 18, 2014!!!!!!!!!

WE ARE SOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!! :-)))))

Thank u ladies for all your support !!!!

I will post pics of the venue soon, right now I'm sooo elated !!!!
Posted on February 22, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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