HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME part 4
Decide on a date and an alternate date. Call your ceremony location , Venue locations, portrait location and see your options to find out what is available and how the cost fits into your overall plan. If you find the right venue and ceremony location for you and your budget. Don’t wait to long because someone will jump on that opportunity .
If the site is out of your price range , you can inquire about having it on an alternate day. Friday and Sunday weddings have become more common . In some cases it becomes more cost efficient compared to a saturday wedding .
You can always ask to have a daytime wedding if the wedding venue is booked during the evening. That is always a good option and more cost efficient.
Be realistic, A Valentine’s Day wedding, or a July 4th wedding will be extremely hard to book on short notice unless you can be really creative. The prices usually almost double when you want to book a wedding on a holiday
Make sure you find out all of the “What if’s” such as refunds, cancellation policies, moving the day to another month, etc. The contract usually has all of this info clearly stated.
Normally the deposits are about 20% , so really think twice before leaving that check.
Hope this advice helps deciding on booking a venue on short notice .