Visit a venue at least twice, during the time of day your wedding will be held, before signing a contract with them. If you can, ask to see the space while an event is taking place. This way, you can see how the staff run things and interact with guests. You can notice that train a block away that only goes by at 6:30 on Saturdays, and you will see where the sun is positioned. Also, you may notice new details that you skipped on the first visit, when you were so excited. Look at every detail closely and don’t be afraid to ask about things you aren’t happy with. Chances are, the venue wants to know how they can improve and your concerns just might be the criticism they needed. But, please…be nice.
Quick Tip January 2, 2009