Choosing the right vendors is the most important and most challenging aspect of the planning process. Your vendors are the experts who will bring your wedding vision to fruition but sometimes it can get slightly overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you started!
1. Start with your venue.
This is the mainframe to the entire affair. Selecting all other vendors will be based on your venue. Ask detailed questions such as parking availability, backup generator, NEMA requirements, kitchen and washroom facilities etc.
2. Do hire experienced vendors for your big day!
Specific experience is key. They understand the importance of timing and delivery and have past experience on these. At H&H, we provide you with a list of well-respected, experience vendors tailored to your style and budget.
3. Do your research.
Look for honest customer reviews. Ask friends and family for recommendations. Social media only will not tell you the whole back story of a company. A perfectly presented vendor online could be the most troublesome to work with. Doing your proper research will help avoid future conflicts.
4. Options are good but vendors are not the same.
Every vendor prices their packages differently. As a consumer, look for one that matches your needs and budget then make a decision accordingly.
5. Be informative.
We love when you give us details. It helps us understand your vision, your requirements and a quotation will be given based on the information you give. Share your vision, your style, your budget, your expectations. Honesty is the best policy.
6. Last but not least, understand the creative value.
Vendors spend hours and sleepless nights to make your dream come true; do not offend a vendor over their price. If they cannot match your budget, graciously tell them so.
The peace of mind that comes with booking vendors that you actually like and want to work with is priceless!
Article by Sameera Merllahi