Whether you have a planner or friend handling all the details of your wedding, or you're doing all of the planning yourself, odds are you will be 100% involved in actually choosing your vendors. Choosing the right vendors to fit your personality and budget are important, but it's even more important to find the vendors who will work well together to bring your vision to life. Here's a few tips on how to choose the vendors that are going to be a perfect fit for your day!
1. Meet with them.
This is crucial to choosing the right vendors. Your initial communications will probably be via phone and email, but you should make sure to have an in-person meeting with each vendor before you book them. This will give you a chance to make sure that you're both a good fit for each other, and ensure that you have all your questions answered before you sign contracts.
2. Book on experience, not price.
Sure, you have a budget, and it's good to know how much you have to spend, but make sure you're booking your vendors for all the right reasons. You want vendors who are experienced in the industry - who have seen it all, handled it all, and know how to give their clients the best possible experience. You know the saying "you get what you pay for?" Well, it's true, and wedding vendors who have the experience in their portfolio know what they're worth!
3. Ask around.
The odds are pretty high that you know someone who has gotten married recently, so who better to ask for recommendations? Talk to your friends and family who have recently hired wedding vendors and see what their experiences were. Who do they highly recommend and does that person sound like they fit your vision?