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5 Reasons To Hold Your Engagement Party At Your Wedding Venue

Are you or your loved ones planning a big engagement party, wedding shower, or other pre-wedding celebration? If so, have you considered using your wedding venue for this party too? Using the wedding venue for an earlier gathering is a smart move for many reasons. Here are just a few of them. 

You Test-Drive the Venue. A million things can go wrong at a big wedding. You're working with an unfamiliar space and unfamiliar people. You don't know the ins and outs of details ranging from where the electrical outlets are to how to adjust the temperature or where the handicap parking is. Would your wedding go smoother if you have a chance to familiarize yourself with the space and work out the kinks? Most likely, yes. 

Everyone Learns Where It Is. Getting everyone to the right place at the right time is key to a calm and timely wedding day. But since most people are visiting this venue for the first time, they won't know where it is, where to park, where the right entrances are, or how to avoid common traffic issues. Because the engagement party is more forgiving, this is the time to ensure that everyone knows where they're going. 

You Become Familiar With The Staff. The wedding venue's staff and management has a chance to get to know you as you plan and execute your pre-wedding party. They'll learn a little about your personality, your likes, your dislikes, and your goals. This allows them to better serve you and be more responsive on the big day. In turn, they become more than just names on badges to you. 

You Use the Same Vendors. Many wedding venues have an in-house team to provide things like catering or flowers. Or they may have a list of required or preferred vendors. By using these for the shower or party, you get to know these vendors and their products. Then, you aren't vetting two or more sets of vendors for various wedding activities. 

It's a Fun Bookend. The engagement party is usually the beginning of wedding planning season, and the wedding is the climax. Use the same location for both parties to create a pair of sentimental bookends to your wedding planning. Transform it to suit the unique styles of both events.

Ready to look for a venue that will make both your pre-wedding parties and your wedding day perfect? Start by touring venues in your area to see how they could be the ideal spot for whatever the wedding season brings you. 

Reach out to wedding venues, such as Pristine Chapel Lakeside, to schedule a tour.