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Top 3 Tips for Wedding Venue Visits

Are you at the stage in your wedding preparations where your top list of wedding venues has been narrowed down? If so, you may now be wondering where to go from here. While thinning the herd may have been easy, comparing your top choices and making your final decision is bound to be a different story. As such, you’ll need to be well prepared before the wedding venue tours begin, and know exactly what you want if you’d like your venue visits to lead you to the right choice.

In this blog, we are going to provide you with our top 3 tips for wedding venue visits. They’ll be sure to help you balance the fun of having a good day out with your fiance, with the serious business of inspecting your prospective venues with a fine-tooth comb and narrowing down your choice.

So let’s get started…

1. Make Sure you’ve Booked an Appointment

While making a drop-in visit may initially feel like a good idea (because you’ll get to survey the venue without being blinded by the pomp and fanfare associated with scheduled visits), it rarely ever goes well. If you drop in, you may find that there won’t be anyone available to show you around. In addition, you also won’t get to learn all the important details that you would from a scheduled tour, which could result in you missing out on a potentially amazing wedding venue.

2. Don’t Overbook Visits

The worst thing you can do is to schedule a host of visits in one day and jump around from wedding venue to wedding venue. This will take all the fun out of your day out, and make your visits feel like more of a chore than a chance to view beautiful locations with the love of your life. In addition, you may also miss out on some of the most important details about a venue if you’re only spending an hour per visit. Instead, take the scenic route with your wedding venue visits; this will give you the time and experience you’ll need to truly absorb each location.

3. Visit at the Right time

And last, but not least, you should make sure that your visit has been scheduled for the right time. This will give you the chance to take in each venue in the right element. If you’re hoping to have your wedding on a leisurely weekend, don’t choose to visit a venue during the week. This is because you may find the place to be extremely crowded and busy on weekdays, which will influence your decision. However, the location would actually be a whole lot quieter on the weekends.

If you’re looking for superb venues to consider, you should reach out to our company. Here at Clarence House, we have some phenomenal wedding venues that will be sure to take your breath away.

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Finalising Details With Your Wedding Venue

The wedding planning phase is usually brutal. From finding the right venue to choosing the menu, organising the seating chart, and coordinating with the caterer, it’s a non-stop circus until the day you finally get the chance to stand at the altar and say, “I do”. All of this work is essential if you’d like to make your wedding day as amazing as it can be.

However, this does not mean that once it’s done, you can relax and take a break. There are many more details that will need to be finalized, even after you’ve found your venue and concluded on all the other big things. In this blog, we are going to focus on the last part of the wedding preparation phase and talk about some of the key details that you’ll need to finalise with your venue before everything is said and done.

So let’s get started…

1. Complete a Detailed Itinerary

One of the most important details that you’ll need to finalize and submit to your venue is your itinerary. This will help your venue’s staff make sure that your wedding day goes seamlessly by timing things such as the serving of meals and the cutting of the cake to fit your itinerary.

2. Access Details

You’ll also want to make sure that you’ve spoken to your venue representatives and discussed the logistics associated with your suppliers. Find out where suppliers, such as your caterer and florist, will be able to enter on the morning of the wedding, and what time those access paths will be open. This will help you better coordinate with your suppliers, which is essential if you’d like to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch.

3. Final Headcount

And finally, you’ll need to provide your venue with the final headcount. This detail is probably the most important one because it will impact everything, from the number of place settings that are set at your reception, to the number of seats that will be arranged for your ceremony. So once you’ve received the final RSVPs, it’s imperative that you make sure your venue gets access to these figures as well.

Finding the right venue is not very easy. However, if you work with us, we’ll help you find the perfect place to serve as the backdrop to the most amazing day in your life. At Clarence House, we have a host of amazing venues that will be sure to take your breath away.

So what are you waiting for? Reach out to our company today!

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The Pros And Cons Of Using A Venue’s Wedding Coordinator

There is absolutely no question that when it comes to making sure that your wedding day goes off without a hitch, a coordinator is necessary. The level of stress that you’ll experience when something goes wrong on your big day is too much to do anything else but. And, in addition to all this extra worrying at a time when you are supposed to be your happiest self, you may not always have the answers required to put out fires that decide to conveniently pop up on your wedding day.

As such, it’s always best to have a professional oversee everything during your wedding, and let them and their many years of experience deal with any issues that arise.

But then the question becomes, how can you find a good coordinator? It goes without saying that you can’t just hire anyone for the job. So where would you find the right individual who is fit to single-handedly make sure that your wedding goes off without a hitch?

In this blog, we are going to talk about venue coordinators, and help you decide between hiring your venue’s specialist, or going out to find your own.

Pros of Working with a Venue’s Wedding Coordinators

Most wedding venues advertise their coordinators as one of their biggest selling points, so surely there have to be quite a few advantages that are associated with working with these individuals.

Well, to answer this question, we are going to start by telling you one of the biggest benefits you’ll experience if you decide to work with a venue’s on sight coordinator.

A venue’s coordinator will have intimate knowledge of the venue that you’ll find invaluable. They’ll know all the best locations for your wedding photos, and will be able to help you find the perfect table arrangement format to match your guest list, because of their knowledge of the space.

In addition, you’ll also find that venue coordinators will typically have extensive knowledge about local suppliers for food, furniture, flowers, or anything else that you might need. And their connections with said suppliers are sure to be an invaluable asset when it comes to getting you good deals.

Cons of Working with a Venue’s Wedding Coordinators

Be that as it may, the biggest disadvantage you may experience when working with a venue’s coordinator is that they tend to be less creative. Because they’re tied down to one venue and have probably hosted tons of weddings, it’s rare to find a venue coordinator who’s willing to push past their regular job.

As such, you may find that your wedding day will end up being an almost picture-perfect carbon copy of another couple’s wedding.

However, not all wedding venue coordinators are this unimaginative. At Clarence House, we’ve hired a team of only the best. Our Coordinators are boundary pushers who constantly work to improve, and who’ll dedicate themselves to making your wedding uniquely beautiful.

So what are you waiting for? Reach out to our company today and we’ll help you host the wedding of your dreams!

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How Long Does It Take To Plan A Wedding

At the best of times, planning your dream wedding is a tremendous feat that requires hard work, dedication, self-control, and organization; for these reasons, it’s bound to take quite a while. However, not everyone’s expected planning timeline is the same. This is mainly because most people lead different lives and are planning their wedding under differing circumstances. For example: If you are fully employed and working a 9 to 5 job, you cannot expect that it will take you the same amount of time to plan your wedding as your friend or neighbour who only works 10 hours a week. So because of these differences and varied factors, it’s important to determine how long it will take “you” to plan your wedding, independent of everyone else.

In this blog, we are going to talk about some of the things that you need to consider in order to determine how long it will take you to plan your wedding. So without further ague, let’s get right into it…

1. What career do you have and what lifestyle

The very first thing that you need to be conscious of when you and your spouse start trying to determine just how long the entire wedding planning process will take (so you can plan out how much time you’ll need to dedicate to said preparation, set a date and determine when to book your venue, your caterer, your cake, etc. and so much more), is your combined lifestyles. What exactly are your careers? How many hours do you spend working? Do either of you have very much free time? All of these questions will help you construct a pretty accurate timeline for your wedding preparations.

For example, if you are fully employed and have very little time to dedicate to wedding planning, it would be advisable to begin said preparations at least half a year in advance. However, if you find that you have a lot more free time on your hands and are willing to put in the work, it may be possible to get everything done within a few months, if not weeks.

2. What are your wedding dreams and desires

Sometimes, the answer to this question can tell you how long it will take to plan your wedding whether you like it or not. Your dreams and desires for your wedding, as well as how flexible you are with these things, will directly impact your timeline. For example, if you have a venue that you’ve always dreamed of hosting your wedding at and this venue must be booked 12 months+ in advance (which a large chunk of the most demanded venues often are), you’ll already have you answer.

Why spend months worry, stressing, and slaving over every single detail of your wedding day when you can have an expert take on that burden for you. Here at Clarence House, we have a full team of wedding professionals that would be happy to help you plan out your big day, and that will cover all your needs and desires, so you won’t have to worry about lifting a finger to make your wedding dreams a reality.

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2 Essential Wedding Planning Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

There is nothing better than being in a post-proposal bliss; this is a state that most couples enjoy when a spouse has recently popped the big question and their other partner has followed up with the most glorious rely in the entire universe, “Yes”. As such, this time is often a very happy and carefree grace period. One can spend all of their time gushing about their new fiance to their friends and family, as well as enjoying the bubble of joy and love that overcomes any relationship that’s newly engaged.

However, the time will soon come when this bubble will pop and the stresses and anxiety associated with wedding planning turn your life from bright and colourful to shades of grey. Your days that had previously been spend smoozing with your fiance will now be spent labouring over guest lists and stressing over venue expenses. This is all written in the stars as wedding planning is never an easy task. Creating the perfect wedding event requires quite a lot of commitment, organization, and coordination; but most of all, it requires wedding planners to put in an awful lot of work!

This can all be overwhelming for a newly engaged couple especially if they have no idea where to start. However, there are a few ways that couples can ease their wedding planning stresses and make the process so much easier. In this blog, we are going to give you 2 essential wedding planning tips that will do just that.

1. Have Open and Honest Communication

Most of the time, couples struggle with wedding planning due to a lack of good communication. This often results in the wrong decisions being made, which can be the cause of deadlines or complications later on in the future. As such, it is very important to make sure that both you are your spouse are speaking openly and honestly about your preferences and choices. From there, good compromises can then be made, which is vital if you’d like to create both your and your partner’s dream wedding.

2. Deal with your budget first

Our next key tip for newly engaged wedding planners is to talk about your budget first and get the money in order. Most people make the mistake of leaving the budget conversations for later. However, this then results in the spending of money on frivolous things such as premier wedding invitations when the main elements (e.g. your venue, caterer, cake, dress, etc.) have not been taken care of. If you’d like to avoid this and avoid potentially going into debt over your wedding, you should priorities budget allocating as one of the first and main activities of your home sale process.

Being throw into the deep end with wedding preparations is a lot to handle for most people. However, it will be so much worse for you if you’re recently engaged and have no idea where to start. But here at Clarence House, we can help you ease all of these stresses and plan the perfect wedding. We are equipped with a strong team of wedding planners that are experts at their jobs, and that have years of experience.

So what are you waiting for? Reach out to our company today!