The short answer is: yes, you can plan your own wedding. Many couples choose to go this route to cut costs. It’s a big undertaking, but one that can save you money. The following overview will help you prepare for planning the perfect event.
Start with the Basics
You should begin planning at least nine months out. Many couples start 16 or more months out. Begin with the basics like budgeting, building a guest list, and creating a binder or folder for all your wedding day materials.
Begin Booking & Buying
Next, you should begin booking vendors and purchasing what you need. You should hire a photographer and meet with caterers about eight months in advance. This is also the time to find a dress, reserve hotel rooms (if needed), and book entertainment.
Meet with the Officiant
Don’t forget to book and meet with your officiant. They will likely want to discuss your expectations and go over the process with you. They will also want to confirm that you have all the documents needed to get legally married. This is essential to ensure a smooth ceremony.
Plan Your Wedding with Professionals
You can plan your own wedding and still get professional assistance in the process. A venue that offers catering and other services can help you find all the things you need while remaining in control and within budget. Contact Club Venetian today to learn more about venue rentals, dinner menus, and other wedding-day essentials. We look forward to hosting your life event!
It takes skill and industry knowledge to be a good event planner. Some choose to skip the added expense and plan without a professional. If you decide to go this route, there are several things you should keep in mind to put together the perfect gathering.
Start with Your Guest List
The first thing an event planner will look at is your guest list. More specifically, they need to see how many people must be accommodated during the festivities. This will allow them to rule out some venues before they build a short list. You can do the same and save time by jumping right to venues who can handle your crowd.
Find a Location That’s Convenient
Location is essential to a good event. The venue shouldn’t be out of the way or difficult for local guests to find. If you have attendees who are traveling, make sure the event is hosted reasonably close to where they are staying to minimize additional travel needs. Club Venetian, for example, is located near several popular and highly-rated hotels.
Check Out Past Parties at the Venue
Ask the venue for examples of past events that were planned and hosted there. Look at photographs that show the celebration. You can also talk to the staff to get a feel for how they will interact with your guests. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if you have any specific needs or concerns.
Find a Place that Does It All
The more your venue will do, the better. Party planners like to find places that offer additional services so that they don’t have to track down and vet third-party vendors. Club Venetian offers in-house catering and will help with party planning and more. Contact us for a visit or to learn more about our venue.
Enjoy your Easter celebration with friends and family! We hope that your next celebration is with us at Club Venetian!
Wedding planning doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can be a pleasant experience that adds to the memories you make leading up to your big day! All it takes is choosing the right venue to provide the services you need to create a spectacular celebration. Club Venetian is ready to guide you as you organize the perfect wedding reception.
Multiple Banquet Rooms to Choose From
Club Venetian has several banquet rooms of varying size and capacity. Our Clubroom can accommodate up to 40 people for a more intimate experience. The Venetian room hosts up to 110, so you can extend your guest list while staying within budget.
We also offer several larger rooms. The Lido and Rialto rooms can accommodate up to 250 each for a banquet style event. Or you can book both as one combined party space. The two rooms together provide 7,150 square feet of space and can host up to 475 guests.
On-Site Catering for Your Wedding Reception
Club Venetian serves incredibly delicious cuisine that’s also diverse. You can choose a traditional dinner menu or do something different. We prepare party trays that range from cheese and fresh fruit to artichoke dip, chicken wings, or spring rolls.
There are menus for breakfasts, luncheons, desserts, and hors d’oeuvres along with beverages. Choose a food selection that best matches the time and tone of your wedding reception.
Remodeled Facility That’s Beautiful and Comfortable
Bask in the beauty of our newly remodeled facility. The experience is pleasing to the eye from the moment your guests arrive. Our drive-thru portico adds a hint of sophistication along with gorgeous interior décor and features like granite flooring and a three-story atrium. Call us today to plan a visit or to learn more about creating the wedding reception of your dreams at Club Venetian!
Many brides and grooms ask: “How much does a wedding cost?” That’s not an easy question to answer. The average wedding in the United States in 2017 cost $25,764. The average spending per event was between $19,323 and $32,205. However, around half of all couples spent under $15,000 for their big day celebration. So how much will your wedding cost?
Know Your Wedding Budget
It’s important to remember that each wedding is just as unique as the people who plan it. There is no financial requirement for getting married. Before you begin planning, consider your financial situation and how much you can afford to spend. Do you have enough to plan the whole thing right now while covering all expenses? Can you wait longer and save up the amount needed to pay for everything you want?
Your budget will help you determine which vendors or items are a priority and which can be trimmed or limited.
How to Keep Wedding Expenses Down
There are several ways you can keep costs down and put on a spectacular event. Consider the following to save money that could help balance your wedding budget or go towards your honeymoon.
Planning an amazing wedding without overspending is possible. Contact Club Venetian today to tour our facility and find out how much your wedding will cost at our beautiful venue.
Club Venetian Banquet Center
29310 John R. Rd,
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: (248) 399-6788
Fax: (248) 336-8052