Touring wedding venues is usually one of the first things on your to-do list after you get engaged. This is an exciting time in the engagement process because everything is new, bright, and pure bliss. The world is your oyster, and you will have a lot of venue options in front of you.
You must properly prepare for a venue tour to keep the excitement level up and avoid any confusion or miscommunication. Here are a few ways to make the experience fun and organized!
Schedule an Appointment
You’ll want to do this sooner rather than later because wedding venues will fill their dates on a first come, first served basis. Try to set up appointments soon after you contact the venue rather than months later. Touring shortly after you contact the venue will ensure they have your preferred date available. Remember that weddings happen on weekends, so you may have to tour during the week. Drop-ins may be accommodated, but you may not get the personal attention you expect depending on who is there when you arrive or what else is happening on that day.
Important Reminder: Be respectful of appointments. People spend time preparing for meetings, work schedules are created and rearranged, babysitters are booked, and cleanup crews are enabled. All this so that you can envision your wedding in that space. If you must cancel or reschedule or have already decided on a venue, a call, text, or email is appreciated!
Bring Someone with You
On your first visit to a wedding venue, bringing your fiancé along is your number one priority. If this isn’t possible, bring someone you trust to give honest feedback without asserting their agenda. And if you are in love with the venue already, bring the necessary decision-makers to secure your preferred date.
Express Your Desires
Share your dreams, vision, and what you are most excited about! This will give the venue a better picture of what you want and how they can help you reach those goals. It also helps determine if the venue will be a good fit for your wedding. Have your list of questions ready, and if they don’t cover them in your conversations, bring them up before you leave so you walk away knowing exactly the information you need to make your decision.
Pay Attention to Customer Service
As you are touring venues, remember that you’re starting a relationship that will last 1-2 years plus! Take note of how easily you can contact the venue and its planners. How quickly do they respond to emails and phone calls? How do they respond to your ideas and vision? Take these things into consideration when making your decision. Bring in the people you will enjoy working with to make your vision come to life over the next months and years. You are, after all, planning one of the most significant days of your life!
At Drumore Estate, our award-winning wedding venue is the perfect place to hold your special occasion. Our attentive and experienced staff will ensure that you and your loved ones experience an unforgettable fairy tale wedding that is everything you dreamed of and more! We make it easy to schedule a personalized tour so you can explore all our venue options and get all your questions answered.