Casa Real’s preferred vendor list:
If you already booked Casa Real for your wedding (or if you already talked to them), you must know about their preferred vendor list. Basically, if you book the vendors on that list, there is no extra paperwork for you. However, if you want to look for someone else outside of that list, there are some paperwork Casa Real requires in order to approve the vendors? Is it complicated?
Casa Real’s paperwork process:
No, the paperwork is not complicated – in our experience as photographers. Actually, you will not be the one who does the paperwork. The venue will email you a packet of forms that you just need to forward to your vendors and ask them to complete. After that, you just have to return the signed forms to the venue.
Our experience with Casa Real:
Although we are not on the venue’s preferred list, our approval process was simple. In 2017, when we booked our first wedding at Casa Real (Rica & Nino’s wedding), we had to sign a vendor agreement, which basically indicates that we agree to the venue’s rules & policies. Then we submitted our certificate of insurance as requested. A week later, they approved our paperwork. A few months after, we booked our second wedding there (Young & Rachel’s wedding). This time, we just had to submit another vendor agreement for that wedding, and they approved only a few days later. Then in 2018, we booked two weddings here, with the same process and the approval time got shorter.
We believe the venue did research on their end to make sure that the vendors you choose are good ones. But you should not let the process intimidate you. You just have to ask the vendors if they have any problem fulfilling the venue’s requirements. Do this process early in advance so that the venue approves your selected vendors.