Did you know Mikolo has an expert advice section entirely dedicated to getting your questions answered by those who know best? Here’s just a taste of the many questions being asked daily by real brides and grooms across Uganda. Here are your wedding venues questions answered by real industry experts!
Q: Do you have any advice on what to look for in a wedding venue?
“There are so many options, I was wondering what I should keep in mind.”
“Firstly, it’s important to know what you and your fiance want, what you both like/don’t like, what are your must-haves, and what are your negotiable. Here are some more things to consider: Are you looking for a venue that will plan with you and provide you with experience and industry contacts? Are you looking for a venue that can help with Ceremony to Celebration offers? How many guests? What’s your budget? What is your desired wedding date – is it during the peak of the wedding season? Is the venue even available? Is the venue easily accessible, and does it have easy parking options available? What do they offer included in their price, and are there any add-on expenses? Hope this helps.”
Q: Is an on-site venue coordinator usually included in venue packages?
“Absolutely- this is critical. The coordinator should also be the person who conducts your planning meeting ideally 6 to 8 weeks before your big day, as this ensures they will understand the intricacies of your day and get to know you as a couple. You do not want the first time you meet your coordinator to be on your wedding day.”
Q: How soon before the wedding are you usually able to go in and check the decor is up to scratch?
“I may come across as a Bridezilla, but I want to check that the venue is perfect before the wedding! Are you usually allowed in prior? I haven’t booked my venue yet but I’m looking, and this is really important to me.”
“Access to rooms can vary depending on the bookings surrounding your event. The majority of your suppliers will prefer access to your room on the day of your event and, while you will be able to go in during this time, the set up will most likely still be underway. We recommend providing as much information as possible to your onsite coordinator who will oversee your decor and supplier schedule.”