So you want to have a marquee wedding…now what?
There are so many wedding for hire marquee companies out there offering tonnes of different marquees so how do you know who’s going to be the right fit for your day?
We want to help you understand the key elements you need to consider when you’re discussing your special day with any marquee company, including ourselves!
Here are our top five tips for choosing your marquee company:
Tip One: Ask for recommendations!
This might seem obvious but ask everyone, not only friends and family but also any suppliers (such as your caterer, florist or photographer) who you have already chosen. They will undoubtedly know of companies with great reputations. Once you have a shortlist, make sure to check out their reviews and testimonials on their website and social media!
Tip Two: Make sure they confirm exactly what is included within the quote!
Again, this might sound silly but sometimes there will be hidden charges such as delivery and collection or perhaps they have only listed ‘flooring’ – is this hessian flooring or hardwood flooring?. Ensure that these details are confirmed early by asking each company to confirm item by item what is included and if there are any extra costs you might need to consider.
Tip Three: Get them to tell you about their processes!
Are you going to want a wedding marquee for hire company that regularly checks in with you? Do you want a hands off company who will just check in with you two weeks before the day? Think about the service you hope to receive and listen closely. Are they promising three catch up meetings ahead of your event? Will they be there the day before the event to ensure everything is going smoothly? And is that what you want?
Tip Four: Ask yourself why the other quotes are cheaper!
A lower cost means they are compromising somewhere and it’s your job to work out where. Have they definitely included everything you asked for on the quote? Have they compromised on the quality of the marquee itself? Are they offering an older style marquee? Or are they compromising on the service that they are providing? Are they an inexperienced company? Keep in mind that you often get what you pay for.
Tip Five: Trust your gut!
You aren’t going to like everyone so be sure to make note of how the company communicates with you. Are they quick to respond? Do they answer all your questions? Or do they do a lot of ‘ummm’ing and ‘errr’ing? You’ll know when you meet the right person to help make your dream day come true.
Here at Raise The Roof Marquees, we are proud to offer a full comprehensive service from start to finish. We will provide you with your own dedicated coordinator who will support you throughout the planning process ensuring your dream day comes true!
If you want to know how it feels to put your wedding day in safe hands then please get in touch today on 01323 382868 or email us via our contacts page here.