One of the most important and fun things you will do when planning your wedding is touring wedding venues. This is not only exciting for the Bride and Groom to be but also for close friends and family members! Use this ultimate guide to wedding tours to help you prepare and know what to expect.
how long is a wedding venue tour?
Most wedding venue tours can take about an hour. This includes the time it takes to consult with the venue owner and walk around to get a good look at the venue and its amenities.
Take into account the size of the venue. If you are touring a large estate or farm, you may need to plan an extra hour or two. The wedding venue may also have other appointments scheduled that day, so that could affect the amount of time it takes.
wedding venue virtual tours:
There are several reasons that you may need to do a wedding venue virtual tour. While it’s different than in-person tour, you can still get the same experience doing the tour online from the comfort of your own home.
Many venues have canceled in person tours due to Covid-19. This may be one reason that you have to go the virtual tour route.
Also, the venue you may want to use could be hundreds if not thousands of miles away. This is another reason that you could take advantage of online tours. It could save you a lot of travel costs by doing the tour from your own living room. Set up a time with the venue that is convenient for you, grab your fiance and get comfortable and soak in the experience! You will still get to ask questions, get all of the details, and see the venue first hand.
what to wear to a wedding venue tour:
While deciding what to wear on your wedding venue tour may not seem to be a top priority, you have probably at least thought about it!
There is no need to wear a full blown ball gown and tuxedo for your tour. However, you should at least dress “nice casual.” When choosing your outfits, try to pick something that would be suitable for a nice dinner date or work. You can look nice while still being comfortable and not going over the top.
Dressing semi-nice can help you feel more professional, because after all, this is pretty much a business meeting.
Take the weather into consideration, especially if it’s an outdoor venue. If it’s cold out you should dress appropriately to make sure you aren’t freezing during the tour. If it’s hot, avoid layers or heavy clothing. You need to feel completely comfortable on your tour so that you can concentrate on the important details.
Wearing comfortable shoes is also crucial. You will likely be doing a lot of walking. There could be stairs that you have to go up and down, grassy lawns, sands, snow, etc. Make sure walking doesn’t make you feel miserable! That said, don’t worry about wearing fancy high heel shoes to make a great impression. Focus on what makes you look AND feel good and comfortable.
who should i bring to look at wedding venues?
Obviously you and your fiance will be the most important people to take on a wedding venue tour. But, who else could you (or should you) have tag along? You don’t need to bring the entire wedding party and all of your family and friends, but there are a couple of people you should consider.
If you have a wedding planner, they should definitely tag along. After all, they will be the ones who work out of the tiny details for your big day, so it is important that they stay in the loop so that everyone stays on the same page.
You can also bring along your best friend or Maid Of Honor on the venue tour. Even if you have a wedding planner, chances are that the Maid of Honor and yourself will also have a big part of the planning. It will be helpful for her to see the venue so that you can brainstorm together when it comes to wedding planning.
Also, who is paying for this wedding? If you or your fiance’s parents will be the one footing the bill, they should definitely be invited to the venue tour. If they will be investing possibly thousands of dollars, their opinion should count.
questions to ask on a wedding venue tour:
Whether you are doing a virtual or in-person wedding venue tour, you need to make sure you ask all of the right questions. Selecting the perfect venue that fits not only your budget, but also your personal needs is a huge part of your wedding planning. Make sure that you know everything you need to know prior to booking the venue. Use this list of questions to ask on a wedding tour to make sure that you find the perfect fit for you!