19 Questions You Must Ask Your Wedding Vendors

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Planning your wedding is a daunting task. Before I had years of experience as the owner of one of the top Nashville wedding venues and one of the top Nashville catering companies, I planned my small wedding.

I thought that I had an easy road ahead of me and that wedding stress wouldn’t take over me. Boy, I was wrong. Things were going smoothly until I hit a big snag with my stationer. I was in the stationery store with my fiance and chose my invitation, but needed to work on the wording overnight. The next day, the stationer was nowhere to be found! She ghosted me before ghosting was even a thing. I felt the wedding stress for the first time and had to figure out new solutions.

I was lamenting the stress of planning a wedding to my florist and she reminded me that every wedding had all the same parts and pieces as well as the same dreams. I have never forgotten that lesson and use it every day. 

Hopefully, these questions will help you avoid the stress that I had before my wedding day.

What to Ask Your Nashville Wedding Florist

  1. Will you be doing my arrangements yourself, or will it be another floral designer?
  2. What design styles (i.e., traditional, modern, trendy, European) do you work in?
  3. Can you work within my budget?

What to ask your Nashville Wedding DJ 

  1. How far in advance do I need to secure your services?
  2. What sets you apart from your competition?
  3.  Are there any other services that you provide, such as lighting design?

What to Ask Your Nashville Caterer

  1. Can you provide a detailed list of inclusions and additional charges?
  2. Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? Will it fit my style & budget? Can I request a recipe?
    Pro tip: Be sure the style of food fits what you envision for your wedding reception. Maybe there’s an appetizer or entree that is special to you and your family. It would be a definite plus for the Nashville catering company to work it into the menu.
  3. What do you already have, and what will you need to cook at this venue?  It Is helpful to know in advance what items will need to be rented so that you know exactly what you are paying for

Note: Legacy Farms has it’s own in house caterer, A Catered Affair, so there are no additional charges or hidden surprises.

What to Ask Your Nashville Wedding Stationery Company

  1.  May I see a full-sized invitation printed in this font before I make a decision?
  2. What will this cost to mail?
  3. Who will handle assembly – that is, take care of ribbons, bows, or other decorations?

What to Ask Your Nashville Wedding Planner

  1.  How often do you expect to meet with me before the wedding?
  2.   How do you charge – flat rate?  Are there, add-ons? 
  3.   How much staff do enlist to help, what are their qualifications? What are their roles? 

What to Ask Your Nashville Wedding Photographer

  1. What is your primary photography style?
  2. Does the package I am interested in include an assistant or second shooter?
  3. Should my event last longer than scheduled, will you stay? Is there an extra charge?
  4. After my wedding, when will I receive my photos?

About the Author, Kellie Bryson

Kellie’s expertise in the wedding industry comes from 25 years of hosting and catering weddings in Nashville. As the owner of one of the top outdoor and all-inclusive Nashville wedding venues and a renowned Nashville catering company, she brings a unique experience to the table as an all-around wedding expert. Legacy Farms is a result of her vast experience and knowledge in weddings and how to avoid common mishaps that many venues overlook. In addition to having an in house caterer, A Catered Affair, Legacy Farms offers elopement options, all-inclusive packages, overnight stays, and an abundance of options for you to make your wedding day truly unprecedented.

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More Types of Nashville Wedding Venues

  • Banquet Hall Weddings
  • Restaurant Weddings
  • Hotel Weddings
  • Resort Weddings
  • Event Center Weddings
  • Ballrooms Weddings
  • Golf Course Weddings
  • Mountain Weddings (outside of Nashville)
  • Outdoor Weddings
  • Park/Garden Weddings
  • Private Estate Weddings
  • Rustic & Barn Weddings
  • Mansion Weddings
  • Church/Temple Weddings
  • Waterfront View Weddings
  • Private Club Weddings
  • City/Skyline Weddings
  • Museum Weddings
  • Bed & Breakfast/Inn Weddings
  • Modern Weddings
  • Winery Weddings
  • Brewery Weddings

Other Areas in Tennessee with Notable Wedding Venues

  • Memphis
  • Chattanooga
  • Knoxville
  • Gatlinburg
  • Sevierville
  • Brentwood
  • Murfreesboro
  • Smyrna
  • Clarksville
  • Gallatin
  • Townsend
  • Franklin
  • Pigeon Forge
  • Cookeville
  • Jonesborough
  • Lebanon
  • Mt Juliet

We understand how important a decision your Nashville wedding venue is, so we recommend you research your options before your final decision. There are various wedding venues in Nashville, Tennessee, that could be just what you’re looking for. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive list of the different wedding venues in Nashville, Tennessee, to consider and help you make the best choice for your wedding day.

From your bridal shower to rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, post-brunch, or even vow renewal, there are many options.

Some important things to consider when choosing Nashville, Tennessee wedding venues are budget, catering, and capacity. While some venues can hold as many as 500 people, others are more suitable for elopements. Legacy Farm can accommodate anywhere from 2-300 guests.

And if you’re not paying attention to inclusion and the venue contract, there can be hidden surprises and fees at many wedding venues in Nashville, Tennessee. The best way to cut these costs is to go with an all-inclusive package, where everything is taken care of. We hope you find the perfect venue that meets your needs!

About Legacy Farms

Your love story at Legacy Farms.

Because we are so much more than a caterer and venue, we are family. We promise to pour our heart and soul into your love story. To help you celebrate your love most elegantly, that is a reflection of your vision. Your wedding day will be nothing short of perfect. And that’s because we will make sure to understand your dream and vision, from the big picture to all the little details.

From the time you reach out to us, through planning and to your wedding day and beyond, we take every little detail into account. We promise to take care of everything and give you the chance to relax and be fully present for every beautiful moment.

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