We are now in the time of the year that hotels will be putting on their wedding showcases so it is the perfect time for you to find your dream wedding venue. Every year, we host a wedding showcase evening right here in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. This year, we’ve organised it for the 8th of September, 2023. The showcase will run from 6 pm to 9 pm, and no need to worry, there’s no need for an appointment!!
Save the Date: Wedding Evening, Friday 8th September from 6 – 9 pm!
A venue showcase gives couples the chance to get a real feel for a venue, to see it decorated as it would be on the day of their wedding and get an idea of what it would be like to hold their big day in that location.
To help people who may be attending their first wedding showcase in the near future we have put together some of our top tips to know before attending a wedding showcase
1. Preparation is Key
Preparation is the key to a successful day. Have a clear idea of what information you are hoping to gain. make a list of questions that you want to ask the Wedding team from the hotel and bring that list with you on the day.
Don’t be shy to go up and speak to someone about your vision for the day. Wedding Showcases will have an area where you can go and meet with the wedding coordinator, get their advice and also find out if their venue is the right fit for you from budget to décor and all in between
2. Know your numbers
Before you attend a showcase make sure to sit down with your partner and run through numbers. From the date you are planning on getting married on to the numbers of guests you want to host. You need to make sure the venue can accommodate your guest list, whether you are hoping to have a large wedding or a small intimate affair.
3. Talk to the exhibitors!
The great thing about a wedding showcase is that everything that will be available to you on your wedding day will be there to view in some way, shape, or form. If you are attending a wedding showcase, it’s helpful to know that some showcases include stands and exhibits from 3rd party suppliers or wedding vendors, and this gives you a great opportunity to talk to them and gather inspiration and ideas for your big day.
After you have talked to the exhibitors on the day, you can then make your way over to the wedding coordinator who will be able to talk with you through every aspect of your special day.
4. Don't go alone!
It is crucial to bring someone else with you, whether that be your partner, family member or part of the bridal party. A second set of eyes will see things you might otherwise miss and may ask questions you might not have thought of, and in the aftermath, they may remember details you have forgotten. Make sure your phone is fully charged and ready to snap pictures; bring a battery pack if necessary. A venue will be decorated as it would be for a wedding and any photos or videos you take on the day will help you decide if this is the venue for you.
Why not check out our weddings page, and get a true sense of what your special day could be like!