You are engaged and ready to start the planning process. There are so many things you need to consider when you are considering and looking to hire your vendors. Here are five things you should take into consideration when researching and contacting vendors.
- Budget- First and foremost, all wedding vendors need to fit your budget. Don’t book a consultation with a vendor if their minimum budget is WAY over yours. Where some may give you options to lower costs (ie. Change the type of flowers or number of tiers on a cake), you wouldn’t ask a 5 star restaurant to lower their prices because you want to eat there. Vendor prices are set for a reason and they won’t go lower than their base.
- Style- Does their style match what you are looking for? If their style is rustic or romantic and you are looking for modern or traditional, then ask if they have done these sorts of weddings. If not, maybe find another vendor that better suits your style. There are so many wedding vendors out there, you will find one that will get you and your style.
- Personality- Does their personality fit with yours? If not, it’s probably not going to work. You are going to work closely with all your wedding vendors and you should like them. I’m not saying you are making lifelong friends here (and maybe you will) but you should get along and not dread having to talk with them about your wedding.
- Work Ethic- Ask for references if your gut is sending you warning signs. But generally, your wedding vendors should be dedicated, hard-working and understanding.
- Professionalism- Are they polite, educated and respectful? Or are they bad mouthing other vendors, swearing or rude? You wouldn’t go to a doctor that was like that or any other professional. Don’t do it with wedding vendors. As the age old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Let’s talk about how I can help you plan your wedding. Contact me and let’s set up a time to chat.