Questions to ask your potential venue
Is our date (insert date) open?
How much to rent?
How many hours does this pay for?
How late can we stay?
How much of a deposit is required, how soon is it needed to secure our date?
How big is the area? How many rooms will be available for our use?
Could (insert rough guest count) people fit comfortably?
How much to cater, per plate?
How much gratuity is expected? Where would it go?
Could caters prepar specific items? Would it be extra?
Cost for open bar?
Can we bring in our own alcohol or snacks?
Would bartenders make a specific drink?
How many servers and bartenders would staff our event?
Can we bring in our own decor?
Can we set up the night before?
Who would our contact person be?
Are we responsible for cleanup, how much is the fee if not?
What is the cancelation policy?
What is the latest date to make changes?
Would you lower the cost if we bring our own linens?
Does venue have a sound system?
Are there noise restrictions?
Are there limitations for the photographer?
This list may seem a bit too thorough, but trust me asking some of these questions can save you from wasting time and money on a venue that just doesn’t suit your needs. It can seem daunting to ask so many questions of a stranger, but it makes you look prepaired and well versed in how things work. Which again, can save you heartache and money.
This is where I keep all things wedding in the virtual stratosphere… Don’t get me wrong, I do have a physical binder that I keep track of things with, but I hate not being able to find links to all of the cool stuff I find online, que pinterest!
It doesn’t show, but you should know…
For all the hateful things that i say
there is comfort in knowing your love, still and silent as the night, you touch me tenderly as though a slight of hand. some fool’s magic, but no. i lie awake to watch you dream, hoping i live within your dreams. when joy spreads upon your lips i long to stay within the corners of your mouth. there was a time i didn’t know your worth, before i saw the shine beyond your eyes. before mine did sparkle only when upon yours. now you are mine. and i won’t let you escape the cage my heart did trap you in, because i will forever be in the throws of you, writing fancy words just to show you my heart. -bebt&b
When I stumbled onto this letter I was left in awe, first of her ignorance and then of his graciousness.
Agony In The Irony
there is agony in the irony
that you found someone better than me
beyond the pleasantries and what could be
there is agony in the irony
and i don’t miss you because what’s there to see
in the eyes of someone who forgot about me
now don’t be shy
i’ve gotten by
and in truth i’m not hurt just spent
trying to forget
but still seeming to find something behind all of the mess. -bebt&b
The Black Keys on No Reservations may have made my week… bebt&b