If you just got engaged, you might think you have time to choose your wedding venue. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Wedding venues book fast, which means you need to be faster. You might not realize this, but some wedding venues can book several years in advance. That's why you need to be ready to move quickly once you find the right venue for your wedding. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of booking your dream location. Here are four of those tips.
Be Flexible With the Dates
Now that you're planning your wedding, you've probably set the date. If that's the case, don't set the date in stone just yet. Instead, give yourself some flexibility. This is especially important if you have your mind set on one specific venue. Giving yourself some flexibility will allow you to grab an available date that's close to the one you'd prefer. Many times a slot might be open that's just one or two days off of your preferred wedding date. If you've got some flexibility, you can still have your wedding at your dream location.
Leave Room in the Budget
Now that you're ready to plan your wedding, you want to set the budget. When it comes to setting the budget for the venue, don't set everything in stone. It's okay to have a working budget, but don't designate where the money goes just yet. Instead, create a budget that lets you make changes to the way the money is allocated. That way, you can add some of the extra suggestions that the venue might offer.
Have a Solid Guest List
Now that you're ready to book your wedding venue, it's time to create a solid guest list. The size of your guest list plays a big role in booking your wedding venue. You don't want to choose the venue only to run out of space due to an ever-expanding guest list. If you do think that your guest list will change once you book the venue, be sure to go with the larger space. That way, you have room for changes.
Ask About On-Site Help
Finally, now that you want to book your wedding venue, don't forget to ask about on-site help. This is especially important if you plan to book an all-inclusive venue. You want to know that help is available should issues arise with the venue, or with the vendors.
Follow these tips to book the wedding venue you've always wanted.