Finding the right wedding suppliers is important if you want to make your big day extra special, so make sure you ask all the right questions before you book. Use our helpful tips to make sure you feel comfortable with suppliers who will be helping to make your day memorable.

Don’t leave things to chance. Ask questions before you book!

Questions to Ask Your Ceremony Venue…

How long will the ceremony take?
Can we add or use our own music and/or words?
Can we video and/or take photos of the ceremony?
Who will conduct the ceremony?
Can we meet them beforehand to discuss how things will run and what will happen?
Will the venue be available for a practice?
Can the guests throw confetti?

Questions to Ask Your Reception Venue…

Minimum and maximum seating capacity?
Can you provide menu samples and are we able to suggest our own menu ideas?
Do you provide a bar service and what time are you licensed to serve?
Can we provide our own alcohol? What is the corkage charge?
Are there any additional charges for hire of table linens, cake stands, etc…
Are we allowed to use candles at the venue?
Are there any other weddings taking place on the same day?
Do you allow firework displays?
Will there be anyone to oversee things on the day?
Where will your photographs be taken?
Will the venue need to turn the room around after your meal for the disco? How long will this take?
When do you need a deposit and how much is it? When will final payment be due?
Is there anything that you would like to ask me or anything that I should have asked?

If your reception venue is a hotel also consider asking…

Can our guests stay overnight? How many rooms do you have?
What time can our guests check in / out?
Do you offer airport transfers?
Do you offer special rates for wedding guests?

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Questions to Ask Your Florist…

Will you be able to work within my budget?
Which flowers are in season at the time of my wedding?
Do you have any pictures of work that you have done at a similar time of year?
What are the hottest trends in Wedding Flowers at the moment – can you recommend any for my Wedding?
Can I see some of the flower types that I have chosen or that you have suggested?
Will you be the florist working on my Wedding Flowers?
Have you done the flowers for a Wedding of my type and size before?
Do you have any other weddings booked on the same day as mine?
Will you deliver the flowers, set them up and make sure everything is in order?
Would there be any extra charges not mentioned?
Are you able to provide me with a quotation including the cost of delivery and set-up?
When do you need a deposit and how much is it? When will final payment be due?
Is there anything that you would like to ask me or anything that I should have asked?

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Questions to Ask Your Photographer…

What style of photography do you offer?
Will you be covering the wedding yourself?
Do you shoot in color or black and white? Or both?
Can we give you a shot list to work from?
How many times have you worked specifically as a wedding photographer?
Do you have any samples of your work that we can see?
How will you cope if the weather is not as beautiful as we hope?
Do you have professional indemnity insurance? (Or consider taking your own wedding insurance)
What’s the total cost and what does it include?
When do you need a deposit and how much is it? When will final payment be due?
Is there anything that you would like to ask me or anything that I should have asked?

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Questions to Ask Your Cake Maker…

Can you supply a quote for the whole wedding cake service including the cake creation and delivery?
Are there any additional costs for the rental of cake stands, toppers, any other wedding cake accessories?
Can I taste the wedding cake to make sure it meets my standards and requirements?
Do you have a portfolio of past wedding cakes so I can see your designs and styles?
Am I allowed specify an exact bespoke design of the wedding cake that I want? Is there an charge extra for this service?
Is the cake baked the day before? 2 days before? How fresh is it?
How and when will you deliver my wedding cake? Will you set-up the cake?
When do you need a deposit and how much is it? When will final payment be due?
Is there anything that you would like to ask me or anything that I should have asked?

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Questions to Ask Your Transport Provider…

How long have you been in business?
How many vehicles do you have?
How old are you vehicles? Can I view them?
What contingencies do you have if the transport breaks down?
What is the estimated travel time between my venues?
Do you provide a booking confirmation with the itinerary and price included?
When do you need a deposit and how much is it? When will final payment be due?

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