Venue

  • Is the venue available on your chosen date? If not are you willing the change the date in line with the venue’s availability?
  • How many people will it accommodate for the wedding breakfast? How many additional guests for the evening reception?
  • Does the venue carry out civil ceremonies? If not, is it close enough to your ceremony venue?
  • Is the price suitable for your budget? (See Budget checklist)
  • Does the venue offer catering? If so, are you happy with the menus?
  • Do they allow candles?
  • Are you able to have a marquee?
  • Is there enough space for a live band?
  • Is there the option for a late bar?
  • Are there any additional costs not included in the quote, such as VAT, service charge?
  • If you bring your own wine, will there be a corkage charge?

Wedding Dress

  • Do you need to make an appointment?
  • 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 fittings will I have?
  • When do payments have to be made for the dress?
  • Do you offer a delivery service?

Groomswear

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

Caterers

  • Do they offer a tasting service?
  • Can you mix and match dishes from different menus?
  • What is included in the cost (waiting staff, cutlery, 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?

Florists

  • 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?

Photographers

  • Is their style reportage (relaxed and casual) or traditional (posed)?
  • Do they have a portfolio of previous work?
  • 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 and purchase them online?

Entertainment

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

Cake

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