What You Need to Know About Choosing Your Vendors
Imagine it’s the day of your wedding. What do you want to be focusing on? I can almost guarantee that you don’t want to be worrying about whether there are enough napkins for all of your guests, whether your flowers are going to wilt in the sun, or whether your Uncle Billy has had too much to drink. That’s why choosing the right vendors is so important for your wedding. Having vendors that you trust allows you to relax and know that everything will go to plan. Much like a venue or wedding theme, your “perfect” vendors should reflect who you and your fiancé are and your unique style as a couple.
“Why?” you ask.
The simple answer is if your vendors do not reflect you, but the rest of your wedding does, then you’ll find that your wedding has a bit of an identity crisis. If you are a vegetarian, you don’t want a caterer who has a menu featuring only buffalo wings and BBQ pork ribs! As you begin to choose vendors you’ll see that finding the right vendor is what will make your wedding go from mediocre to exceptional.
Weigh up experience and style
Experience is such an important quality of a vendor. It can mean that they have worked through big challenges, made mistakes and grown to a level that you want them to be at for your special day. However, in saying this you also need to keep in mind whether or not you are going to be a good fit. One of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is, “Does their style suit the style of wedding I want?”. If the answer to this question is a “Yes”, they have experience and you know that they have a style you ultimately “LOVE” then you are definitely a good match for one another.
Ask more than blanket questions
When you and your fiancé first began dating, it probably wasn’t the blanket questions that helped you know that they were the perfect match for you. It would have been the more specific questions that allowed you to see more than their surface qualities. The same applies to asking your vendors questions. Although it is important to ask questions about credentials and previous weddings or events they have worked for, you should also ask questions that are specific and detailed to ensure they’re the right fit for you. To help you know what questions to ask we’ve made an ultimate checklist of questions that will help you when choosing your vendors.
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