Planning a wedding and thought it would be wise to open up a credit card or 2 to get sign up rewards. Not really sure what category a venue would fall under but looking for suggestions! TIA

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I got married last year and put most of my wedding on my Chase Sapphire card and signed up for other cards for the sign up bonuses during that time. Which card to select depends what venue you choose. I got married at a hotel bc I liked the full service aspect so it coded as travel. If you go with an event space, museum, etc., it’s likely they won’t even take credit cards for payment. Many caterers certainly don’t and honestly the reason we went with a hotel was so we didn’t have to deal with so many vendors (venue, caterer, rentals).

The hotel was our major cost which went on CC, but many of our smaller vendors were QuickPay or check only. Off the top of my head this included the photographer, florist, day of coordinator, and DJ. I also had several small purchases for decor and dress that I put on my normal Fidelity 2% cash back card.

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Tough to say how the merchant(s) will code. I’ve had friends go the Southwest credit card route to earn companion pass to travel together their first year.

What do you want to use the points for? Honeymoon? Do you have a place in mind? Amex plat currently has some targeted 100k offers out there...

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If you want big points up front consider the 100k AMEX plat or a Chase Ink Preferred. Depending on your honeymoon destination, you’d have sole solid transfer partners, especially if AMEX is still running a Virgin transfer bonus.

In the same boat. I’ve been using my Freedom Unlimited for 1.5 UR that I’ll transfer to my CSR. Citi Double Cash also works well.

A lot of wedding costs will fall into categories where bonuses are tough. Catering is probably the largest cost that should be easy to bonus

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Most venues won’t fall under any bonus category. You could go for something generic like the Citi 2% cash back or AMEX BBP for 2X MR on everything. Depending on your comfort level, I would consider opening a few cards and spreading out the spending to get multiple opening bonuses.

Have the citi double cash back, uber card but that's garbage now.

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Had a wedding at a hotel and booked everything through them. 3x with CSR

My wedding venue was not a hotel - they would accept the deposit via CC, but had a 3-5% CC surcharge for the actual payment itself. So YMMY.

Also caterers don't code as restaurants unless you are actually ordering from a place that has a restaurant.

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