5 Reasons to Book Your Wedding Venue Early
A wedding is a special occasion for the wedding couple and their loved ones and friends. Therefore, when planning a wedding, your first wish is likely that the day goes smoothly. For this reason, the couple and their wedding committee might take months researching and planning each aspect of their wedding day, such as the guests, the venue, the wedding dress and guests’ attires, or photography.
Despite all these preparations, some people may forget wedding venues are always in high demand and fail to book early. If you make this mistake, another couple may reserve the venue for the same day before you. The rule of the thumb is to book at least several months or a year before the wedding day.
Below are some reasons to book your wedding venue early.
1. You’ll Better Plan Your Wedding
Since the venue you choose may determine many aspects of your wedding, including the theme and number of guests, booking early will help you avoid last-minute confusion. For example, if the wedding venue is out of town, you must look for the best accommodations nearby and book in advance.
In addition, when you book your venues early, you’ll know how much the venue will cost you and whether they offer additional services like catering and decoration. This information will help you create a budget for the wedding.
2. You Can Choose Any Date You Wish
As stated earlier, wedding venues have high demand, especially during popular months and seasons, like fall and summer. Also, remember that the wedding industry is expected to experience a boom after the pandemic, as most people postponed their weddings during the lockdown.
So, if your planned wedding date falls between May and October, or you have a specific day, book the venue early to increase your chances of finding the date open.
3. You’ll Build a Close Relationship With the Venue’s Management
If you book a wedding venue early, you’ll frequently communicate with the venue’s management in person or by phone. This communication will bring you close to the venue’s management, making it easier to share your wedding plans.
Such collaboration can simplify the whole process of building your dream wedding.
4. You’ll Save Money
Unless you have enough money to splurge on your wedding, one of the top priorities when planning a wedding is to keep the costs within the budget. Therefore, any opportunity to cut costs without compromising quality is always welcome when hiring essential services.
Since most venues adjust their pricing yearly, you may save money if you book your venue one or two years in advance. Also, since the laws of demand and supply determine the pricing for venues, a venue may increase prices during the most preferred seasons. Luckily, these price increases will not affect you if you book earlier.
5. You Cannot Hire the Other Vendors Without a Venue
Without a venue and date in mind, you cannot proceed to book the rest of the vendors. For example, if you want limo services, the providers will need the location to determine the price. In addition, if you took too long to book your venue and want to hire a florist, photographer, or DJ at the last minute, you may find another couple already booked them.
The venue is a crucial aspect you cannot ignore when planning a wedding. In fact, your wedding venue should be among the first things to determine and book because it determines most of your other choices. So, if you choose the right location, everything else is easier to plan.
At Celebrations on the River, we boast a mind-blowing venue with first-class amenities and excellent on-site catering services. Contact us today to schedule a tour.