Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue and Vendors

When it comes to wedding planning, you gotta ask all the right questions!

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue and Vendors

Weddings are all love and buttercream and ballgowns, but let's be real: your wedding is also a business transaction! To help you navigate through the tons of details and logistics involved in every aspect of your wedding, we've put together a comprehensive list of questions to ask the venues and vendors you’re considering. Getting the answers to these important questions will help you ensure your wedding comes off without a hitch!



Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue: COVID-19 Edition

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue: COVID-19 Edition

Here is a supplemental list of 40 more questions you may need to ask your venue when it comes to wedding planning during coronavirus. Paired with our main list, you can rest easy knowing you're doing all you can to cover your bases during this unprecedented time.


How To Create Your Wedding Timeline

How To Create Your Wedding Timeline

No matter what kind of wedding you're having, one thing is for certain: Timing is everything! Here are some questions that will help shape your wedding timeline, as well as a sample timeline to use as a guide as you begin putting together your own.


Nautical Nuptials: Everything You Need To Know About Boat Weddings

Nautical Nuptials: Everything You Need To Know About Boat Weddings

For a wedding that’s nautical in every sense of the word, there’s no better venue than a boat. Here’s pretty much everything you need to consider before committing to a buoyant bash, including planning tips and the PROs and CONS, as well as 23 questions to ask a boat or yacht wedding venue.


Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue

Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue

Need to whittle down your wedding venue options? Here are 50 questions to ask during your site visits! Ask the ones that apply to you and get *everything* in writing in your final contract. We even have a printable PDF version that you can 3-hole punch and stick in your wedding binder.


Questions to Ask a Private Estate Wedding Venue

Questions to Ask a Private Estate Wedding Venue

We love the idea of a wedding at home. But did you ever consider getting married at someone else's home? With private estates, you can get married at your dream house—without actually having to own it. However, there are some unique considerations that come with booking a private estate for your wedding—which is why we've come up with this list of questions to ask!


39 Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

39 Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

You've put so much time and effort into planning your wedding you'll want every special moment captured in photos. But how do you know which photographer is right for you? Whether you’re considering any of our Certified By The Guide wedding photographers or another professional, you need to do your homework. Here are the questions you should ask those photographers who've made your short list.


Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner

Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner

In the first flush of joy after your engagement, you probably began browsing wedding websites, social media sites like Pinterest, and magazines. If you soon felt buried by a blizzard of checklists and a daunting array of decisions, you and your fiancé might want to think about hiring a professional wedding planner.

Wanna know what questions you should ask? We've got you covered.


Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer

Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer

Besides your venue, the food and drink for your wedding bash will probably consume the largest portion of your wedding budget. And trust us when we say, catering contracts are far from simple. We're here to help you navigate this tricky terrain with our list of questions to ask your caterer.


21 Questions to Ask When Ordering Your Wedding Invitations

21 Questions to Ask When Ordering Your Wedding Invitations

Nothing sets the tone for an event like an impeccably designed wedding invitation. This list of questions has been compiled to help ensure that no detail is left unaddressed (no pun intended), whether you’re working with a stationery boutique, an online vendor, or a graphic designer.


Questions To Ask Your Wedding Floral Designer

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Floral Designer

Floral designers do much more than just supply the bouquet! They help create the look and mood for your wedding ceremony, as well as centerpieces and other table decorations for the reception. Needless to say, you and your floral designer will have a lot to talk about! So we've armed you with some questions to ask.


Questions to Ask a DJ or Live Entertainment

Questions to Ask a DJ or Live Entertainment

Too often choosing the entertainment is left to the end of your overwhelming "Wedding To Do List"—but it shouldn’t be! Not only does music set the appropriate mood, but a skilled Master or Mistress of Ceremonies will gracefully guide your guests from one spotlight moment to another. To get you started, we've put together this list of questions that will help you evaluate a DJ, band, or other entertainer.


Questions to Ask a Cake Designer

Questions to Ask a Cake Designer

Next to your dress, the cake is probably a wedding’s most important icon. And whether you want a traditional multi-tiered confection, a miniature Statue of Liberty (hey, that’s where he proposed!) or a cupcake tower, your wedding cake should reflect your personality. Be sure to use the following questions as a guide when evaluating a potential wedding cake designer.


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