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I’ve been there myself, we arrive at the venue, the place looks perfect...and then I go blank and come away realising I forgot to ask those important questions or in some case, ANY questions. We have compiled a comprehensive list of questions to ask your suppliers and although some may seem obvious it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially on such an important day.

  • Is your favourite venue available on your chosen date? If not are you willing to change your date to suit the venues availability?
  • How many people will it accommodate?
  • Can the venue carry out civil ceremonies? If not is it reasonably close to your ceremony venue?
  • Does the price suit your budget?
  • Does the venue offer catering? If so, are you happy with the menus?
  • Will you have exclusive use of the venue?
  • Can you move furniture around?
  • Do they allow, candles / fireworks?
  • Are you able to have a marquee?
  • Is there room and facilities for a live band?
  • Is there the option for a late bar?
  • Are there any additional costs not included in the quote eg. VAT, service charge?
  • Do they have a licensed bar?
  • If you bring your own wine, will there be a corkage fee?

  • Is an appointment essential?
  • Will there be a fee to try on dresses?
  • Is there a limit to how long the appointment can last?
  • How many people can join you?
  • How much time should I allow for my dress to be made?
  • What is the cost of alterations?
  • Should I bring anything with me?
  • How many fitting will I have?
  • When do payments have to be made for the dress?
  • Do you offer a delivery service?

  • Does an appointment need to be made?
  • Can all the men have their fittings together?
  • Should you bring anything to the appointment?
  • Do they offer a hire service as well as sales?

  • Do they offer a tasting service?
  • Can you mix and match dishes from different menus?
  • What is included in the cost (waiting staff, cutlery and crockery etc)?
  • Are they able to adapt menus to better suit your budget?
  • Do they offer bespoke menus?
  • Do they provide alcohol?
  • When is payment required?


  • Do they have a portfolio of previous work?
  • Who will be the person doing your flowers on the wedding day?
  • Are they able to work within your budget?
  • Is there a limit to how far they can travel to dress your venue?
  • How much notice do they need for confirmation of your order?
  • How much time is required for set up?
  • When is payment required?

  • Do they have a portfolio of previous work and styles?
  • Is their style reportage (more casual) or traditional (posed)?
  • How many pictures will they take?
  • Do they charge per photo or per package?
  • Will they visit the venue beforehand?
  • How long will it take to receive your photos after the wedding day?
  • Will you be able to view them online?

  • DJ – Are they able to modify their playlist to suit your requirements?
  • DJ – Is there a limit to how long he can entertain?
  • Band – How long is their set?
  • Band – Do they play requests?
  • Band – Can they provide recorded music in the breaks?
  • Band – Do they need a dressing room?
  • Band – Are they able to provide a sample of their music?
  • Will they require food?
  • How long will set up take?

  • Do they offer a tasting service?
  • Do they a portfolio of previous cakes?
  • Do they specialize in certain styles?
  • Are they able to fit in with your budget?
  • When is payment required?
  • Can you have different flavour layers?
  • Do they deliver and set up the cake on the day?