There are a lot of moving parts involved when planning your dream wedding, especially since the day is about more than just how the celebration looks -- it's about how it feels. After it is all said and done, how do you want to feel when you remember it, when you scroll through your photos or watch your video?
One of the best ways to look back on your day and feel confident about how the whole event came together is to choose a truly amazing vendor team. Here are some helpful tips to get you on the right track to selecting the perfect vendors for your wedding:
1. Meet with them face-to-face.
Speaking with each vendor as you shop around is extremely beneficial in several ways. First, it gives you a face to a name, allowing you both to communicate more easily and get a sense of each other's personalities.
You'll also feel more comfortable asking them questions over the course of the planning process, and you won't show up the day of not knowing what they look like.
And even if you're planning a destination from afar, many vendors offer ways to virtually meet through programs like FaceTime, Skype, Facebook Messenger or Google Hangouts. You'll be glad you did!
2. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Write a list down in advance before speaking with each vendor, and jot down notes as you talk.
And after you meet with each vendor, remember to consider how they make you feel. Are you comfortable speaking with them? Do you jive with them and feel confident in their ability to help make your wedding day unforgettable?
It's also okay to meet with a few different people who offer the same services to make sure you are ready to work with the one that fits best for the role. No need to feel pressured to choose the first one you talk to, just to choose the right one.
3. Ask your vendors for referrals.
Having a hard time finding other vendors after you've already booked a few on your list? Ask those you're working with who they might recommend for the other services!
Some of the best wedding professionals in the industry have made solid connections with other top-notch vendors they work with regularly (or have even started close friendships!). What this means for you is that they will be personally vetted by someone else you already trust.
It also can help make your day go far smoother, since they will already be able to communicate with one another before the day even begins.
4. Do your research.
Take a look at their previous work. Read reviews. Compare package offerings (remember: it's not always the price you should be looking at, but what you get for what you pay).
Researching your options thoroughly can give you a big head start before you even reach out to a handful of potential vendors.
Try search on more than one platform: Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and of course wedding websites like WeddingWire and The Knot. You don't need to overwhelm yourself by searching through them all, but exploring more than one will allow you to broaden your search and have the best chances of finding the perfect vendor team for your wedding.
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