Hi - My name is Jen and I am new to TK. I have read the rules for this board so I hope I am following them with this question. I got engaged 3 weeks ago and we have decided on a wedding in VA Beach. We live in Northern VA so it's at least 3.5 hours away (without traffic). We are looking at a date in September 2018. I have reached out to several venues and they have sent their availability, however, I am really concerned about booking a venue without seeing it first. I assume this must be the case for many DWs so I was hoping for some advice. Any recommended questions I should ask, that I may not have already? Or requests that are "a must" in this situation? Or even just advice to "get over it, no one likes a control freak" or "don't ever book a venue without seeing it first". We could make a trip to VA Beach right after Christmas (around 12/26 or so) but I'm afraid that will be too late. Has anyone else run into this challenge?
TIA for any thoughts!!!