I’m booking my wedding venue at a hotel now with my fiancé. Just wondering what free add ons can we ask for? Or do we have to wait for wedding shows for the best discounts? - Seedly
 

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Asked on 30 Dec 2018

I’m booking my wedding venue at a hotel now with my fiancé. Just wondering what free add ons can we ask for? Or do we have to wait for wedding shows for the best discounts?

So far we’ve been to a few hotels for viewing and understanding the packages. Wondering if there are any expreienced couples who can share with us some tips? xoxoxo thanks!

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Luqi Liew
Luqi Liew
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Corkage waiver - Important for hard liquor you're bringing in

Additional night stay for wedding suite - Usually possible if you're doing weekday.

Additional room for brother and sisters / relative - can sometimes convert to future stay if you don't use it on actual day.

Changes in food menu - Can ask for better fish etc

Additional bottles of wine - Usually 1 per table

Wedding shows usually give pretty good discount. For us, we got a free buffet meal for 8 during weekday / 4 during weekend when we sign up at a wedding fair through their lucky draw.

It's important to consider your Ang Pow rate for friends and families if you are worried about paying too much out of pocket.

Sometimes hotel raise rates for next year, so it might be good to ask and lock in the rates with some time to consider. Also ask if they will be at any wedding fairs soon.

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Question Poster

31 Dec 2018

Thank you so much :) This is going to come in really handy and useful for us
Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Wait for hotel open house or wedding fairs where your shortlisted hotel is participating in. Best its the latter, as you can compare among different hotel packages at the same time. You can find the best deals offered among the hotels, the perks etc. Decide what perks you want, then go to the shortlisted hotels and ask for it at the budget you have. Unable to fulfill? Move to the next one. My package back in 2015 included free flow wine, 1 barrel beer and 2nd night at Grand Copthorne Waterfront for a wedding lunch.

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Question Poster

31 Dec 2018

ooooo thank you Jonathan :)
Loh Tat Tian
Loh Tat Tian
Level 8. Wizard
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

I have been to 2 years of wedding show. Pretty much they give some special wedding flavours or add on.

Decide on your budget and number of tables first. Then look for the hotel. I find it easier so that we do not get disappointed if the hotel we wanted cannot host it. No remorse on hotels we cannot even choose.

But if you are the type to want a particular hotel, then you will need to meet their requirement.

For add-ons, have to do some comparison for yourself. Some gives 2 wedding favours, some 3 depending on the number of tables you are having. (hint why table number is important).

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31 Dec 2018

Thank you Tat Tian! :) Yeah I think the budget part is something we still need to work on now