When To Book Your Wedding Venue

Congratulations! You just got engaged. You are excited and you have so much to do. The world of wedding planning is fast-paced and can be tricky to navigate. Whether you are hiring a wedding planner or not, here are a few tips to help you know when to book your wedding venue and more.

We are the largest wedding venue in Palestine and are located between Dallas and Houston, a perfect central location for those whose families will be traveling from all over for your big day. Visit us to discuss your date and to see our beautiful chapel and venue. 

When To Book Your Wedding Venue

This is one of the largest components when it comes to weddings. The venue is one of the earliest decisions because most other choices will be made based on when and where the wedding will be held. Here are a few tips to know when to book your wedding venue.

Most venues recommend booking between 9 and 12 months prior to the wedding. This is just a suggestion because it also depends on your vision for your big day. If you have your heart set on a specific venue, you may have to wait to set the date to make sure the venue is available for that date. Likewise, if you have your heart set on a specific date, you may need to be willing to sacrifice your preferred venue to make sure you can book a venue on that date. 

Don’t Book Too Early

Timing is a tricky thing, but when it comes to venues, don’t book something too early. Booking a venue too early will not make you any friends at your venue. By booking out too far in advance, you take away valuable time and attention from brides and grooms with weddings that are around the corner. If your wedding date is a few years away, it’s not the time to be booking your venue and vendors.

Don’t Book Too Late

The problems with booking too early are not near as catastrophic as booking vendors too late. If you wait until your wedding is just a few months away to call your DJ, chances are high that your DJ has already booked another gig. The same goes for other important vendors like photographers.

A DJ or photographer’s calendar fills up fast, so these are people you don’t want to miss out on because you waited too long.

Hire A Planner

We always recommend hiring a wedding planner. Wedding planners know the industry well and have lots of advice to give, plus they can foresee potential problems that would generally throw things off course. 

Wedding planners will help you navigate the timing and other tricky aspects of planning a wedding. Most importantly, a wedding planner will know when to book your wedding venue. We’ve seen people successfully plan their wedding without a planner’s help, but if you want that perfect day to be nothing but smooth sailing, a wedding planner can assist with that. 

Come See Us In Palestine

We are ready to open the doors for you to have your dream wedding here in Palestine, Texas. It is central to Dallas and Houston, so if you have a lot of family coming from all over, our central location will be perfect for you. 

Book a tour with us at The Historic for your perfect day. We can’t wait to be a part of this chapter in your life, and our services will make a stressful event go smoothly. We can even help you with the timing of when to book your wedding venue, so come out to see The Historic. We partner with many local businesses in Palestine, so your options for catering and other vendors will be working closely with us to help things go smoothly.