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Venues

Choosing a wedding venue is no easy task! Most brides already have an idea where they want to hold their ceremony and reception.

Before making your choice you have to consider a number of issues. Price is of course the number one aspect to look into. Ideally, stipulate an amount you are prepared to spend per head and then compare what each venue offers for this price. You will be amazed at how diverse these packages may be! Secondly, enquire what other services the venue offers.

Many Lowveld venues offer full wedding planning services and in this case, even if they cost a little more, it may be worth your while because the pressure of organising everything is shifted off you and you can truly just enjoy the moment. The size of your wedding is also essential when it comes to the venue. If you’re planning a small wedding (less than 30 people) it is pointless to hire a huge hall. Those whose guest lists contain hundreds of names, would be wise to consider a marquee, but on this basis they would need to make sure the venue they choose can accommodate this need.

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The type of food served at your reception is also important and if you have special requirements or wishes make sure that the places you are considering can meet these. If not, ask if they are prepared to let you bring an outside caterer that can offer what you want and how that will affect costing.
In South Africa a party isn’t really a party without the bar. Even if your guests aren’t the wild type to drink into the early hours of the morning, most people enjoy a good glass of wine or a smooth beer with their meal and for this reason it’s important to iron out the details of how the bar will work on the wedding day.

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The type of food served at your reception is also important and if you have special requirements or wishes make sure that the places you are considering can meet these. If not, ask if they are prepared to let you bring an outside caterer that can offer what you want and how that will affect costing.
In South Africa a party isn’t really a party without the bar. Even if your guests aren’t the wild type to drink into the early hours of the morning, most people enjoy a good glass of wine or a smooth beer with their meal and for this reason it’s important to iron out the details of how the bar will work on the wedding day.

The type of food served at your reception is also important and if you have special requirements or wishes make sure that the places you are considering can meet these. If not, ask if they are prepared to let you bring an outside caterer that can offer what you want and how that will affect costing.
In South Africa a party isn’t really a party without the bar. Even if your guests aren’t the wild type to drink into the early hours of the morning, most people enjoy a good glass of wine or a smooth beer with their meal and for this reason it’s important to iron out the details of how the bar will work on the wedding day.

First off you have to decide whether you’re having a cash or open bar. Some couples offer an open bar to a certain limit and thereafter it becomes strictly cash. If you opt for an open bar (with or without a limit) make sure you clear with the venues how they control what is consumed and how they will present proof of expense to you.
Lastly many wedding receptions go on until late at night and if you intend yours to be such an occasion make sure you get the okay from the venue’s management.