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Common Wedding Planning Questions

Common Wedding Planning Questions

Wedding planning is incredibly exciting . . . but also a little confusing. This is likely your first time planning an event this big! So, how are you supposed to know all the logistics? We got you—our wedding experts are here to make sense of all the chaos, tradition, and friendly suggestions. We've laid it all out for you, so you can be a true wedding pro.


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What does the base price cover?

Wedgewood Weddings' base price covers the use of the space for your event. You’ll notice that this cost changes depending on the day of the week and time of year you have your wedding. This can help you decide your wedding date! That way, you get a gorgeous venue and you can make sure it fits within budget!

When should I start planning my wedding?

The options are endless! Some couples leave a few weeks or months to plan, some couples take more than two years. It all just depends on what timing works best for your schedule and finances! On average, most couples have a 9-12 month engagement. We can even create a gorgeous wedding experience in as little as a week if you're super keen.

How soon should I book my wedding?

There’s really no restriction, but the sooner the better! Once your venue is booked, your wedding date is secured, so you can start getting into the details of planning. If there’s a particular date you’re considering, you’ll want to book your venue as soon as possible.

Do I have to set up & break down before and after the event?

Nope! One of the times it’s actually awesome to say “no.” 😀 Our Wedgewood Weddings team handles all of the pre and post-event coordination. That means you (and your friends and family) get to enjoy the celebration and don’t worry about any of the work! Everyone gets to have fun - perfect.

Is the pricing different at each Wedgewood Weddings location?

Yes! Each Wedgewood Weddings location runs independently and, has its own pricing. We suggest touring several different locations for this reason - you get to compare different options and see which one fits your wedding dream and budget best!

Do you offer a Military discount?

Yes! We’re happy to offer a military discount to honor the men and women that serve our country. This offer is exclusive to active-duty couples with non-Saturday events.

Can I do reception only? ceremony only?

Since Wedgewood Weddings are all-inclusive, our packages refer to ceremony and reception, or reception-only weddings.

Do you offer photography and/or videography in your packages?

Photography and videography are not included in your package. At Wedgewood Weddings, we have a preferred photographer and videographer at every venue. That means we can pair you with a reputable photo or video team who knows our staff and venue well. They even offer special prices to Wedgewood Weddings couples! Let us know if you also need a referral.

I’m ready to pay, who do we make checks out to?

Please make checks out to ‘Wedgewood Weddings’ - Thank you!

Are the locations accessible for disabled guests?

Yes! All of our locations are handicap accessible.

How much does a wedding cost?

The price of your wedding depends on the following factors:

  • The day of the week that your wedding takes place
  • How many guests you have
  • Which of our all-inclusive packages you choose and customize

We’ve created $5,000 weddings and we’ve done $60,000 weddings. We’ve also created weddings for 45 guests and 450 guests — it all depends on your desires and budget.

Will you hold my wedding date?

Our available dates are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schedule an appointment to tour your venue, and we can help you find a perfect date! Your date is locked in when we receive your booking.

How much is my first payment?

Your first payment will be 25% of your total proposal quote. Wedgewood Weddings accept ACH transactions, checks, credit/debit cards, or money orders. You can make the payment in person during your site visit, by mail, or over the phone. All payments you make are credited to your final balance. Please make checks payable to ‘Wedgewood Weddings'. 

What’s the payment schedule?

Your 25% Space Reservation Fee is due at the time you book, then your second payment of another 25% is due 180 days before your wedding date. Your final payment is expected 10 days before your wedding based on your final headcount.

Final payment can only be made by credit card, money orders, or certified checks. Personal checks are only accepted for the first two previous payments. We do not accept cash payments.

What is the cancellation policy? Will my deposit be refunded?

According to the signed contract, all payments made are non-transferable and non-refundable if you cancel the event. If the event is canceled within 45 days of the date, the full amount of all estimated charges will be due.

What's the service charge?

The Service Charge covers the planning process leading up to your event - both the time and team required. It’s a fee depending on which of our venues you book. This charge is an industry standard, meaning almost every venue you see has this same (or similar) fee. Your contract will show a breakdown of the event elements and their costs, including the service charge, which covers the costs of Wedgewood Weddings’ investment of time, staff, and resources to prepare for your event. Gratuities (tips) are not included and are voluntary.


At Wedgewood Weddings, we want to help you have the best, most stress-free planning experience possible. So, we're happy to answer your questions! Have more to ask? Call (855) 877-9726 today to speak to a wedding expert!

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