Finding the best vendors is often one of the biggest challenges of wedding planning. But with so many options to choose from and a lot of little things to plan. How can you find the right wedding vendors for your special day? Here are some tips that can help:
Do you know friends, colleagues, or family members who have gotten married recently? If you like the results of their wedding day, ask for a list of their vendors to widen your options. For example, if you know someone who got married in a beautiful wedding venue in Kent. Ask them for their opinion about the place and how much they spent. The same goes for other wedding elements, such as catering, decor, and music.
Reach out to family and friends
If you have friends or family members that play music, sing professionally, cater, photograph events, or have any other services. Consider them as potential wedding vendors! Aside from helping their business out. You may already be familiar with the quality of their work and know what to expect of them.
Read reviews online
There are thousands of wedding vendors that advertise online. You just have to sift through them to find the best ones that fit your needs. Go on wedding forums, browse ad listings in your area, and check out vendors’ websites and pages. When you find potential vendors that catch your eye. Read their online reviews to gauge whether they are a good fit or not.
Make a list
It’s hard to keep track of all the vendors you’ve talked to and what details they gave you. To keep your wedding planning organized. Have a special notebook where you can keep all potential vendors’ names, addresses, services, prices, and other important details.
Even if the first vendor you talk to gives you what seems like the best deal of your life. Keep your choices open until you talk to at least three vendors. You might find a better deal at a lower price, and with more options on your plate. You have more room to play around with your budget.
However, remember to notify a vendor if you’ve found someone better out of courtesy. This way, they will know when to move on and won’t contact you for a follow-up again.
Know your specifics
Before meeting with a vendor. Try and determine your specifics and list them down so that you can gauge if they can meet your expectations. Moreover, having a list can also let vendors give you an accurate quote. Which will help prevent surprises down the road.
As much as possible, involve your partner in all of the wedding planning, especially when choosing vendors. If they can’t make it to the meeting. Try to at least give them a rundown of what you discussed with the vendor.
Wedding planning can be stressful as much as it is fun, particularly when it comes to choosing the right vendors. If you’ve already finalized your dates, go over these tips first.
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