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How to Find the Right Vendors for Your Unforgettable Wedding…

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  ...and not spend a fortune!

 Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…and it can also be quite stressful.

How do you find the right match for you?  How do you know who to trust?  Where do you go for advice?

Hiring the right vendors

Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…and it can also be quite stressful.

How do you find the right match for you? 

How do you know who to trust? 

Where do you go for advice?

First of all, this is not an easy task and it’s totally normal for couples to feel overwhelmed, frustrated or confused.

It’s not as if you plan a wedding every day! 

This is all probably brand new to you, so be patient with yourself.

So how do you pick the wedding vendors who are right for YOU?

First of all, STYLE, PERSONALITY, and PROFESSIONALISM are the
biggest things to look for.  You want to hire vendors who your guests
will feel comfortable with...because the more comfortable your guests
are the more FUN they have. 

Each vendor should also match the style and vision you have of your wedding.

Here are 7 Must Ask Questions to ask ALL your potential wedding professionals before booking:


1. How many weddings do you do per year? 
This is an extremely important question.  Ideally, your wedding professional should have ample experience specifically with weddings.  Not only will they be more skilled in their craft, this also makes them a valuable source of information and ensures that your wedding day goes smoothly. However if they say “Hundreds” might you feel it’s a production line?


2. How much do you cost and how much is the deposit?
Price is often relative, especially when you factor in experience, reputation and expert skill.  Generally, the most talented professionals have a higher price tag because they are worth it.

 
3. What specifically is included in that cost?

Because packages often vary, it’s likely that you won’t be able to compare one vendor exactly to the next without doing a little figuring.  The lowest cost isn’t necessarily the best deal; some higher quotes include services that you have to pay extra for in other packages.  Make sure you take this into account.

4. What happens if I cancel?  What happens if you cancel?

Find out if your deposit is refundable under any conditions.  Does the wedding professional have a back up plan if something happens to them?

5. Do you use a contract?

If the answer is No, RUN!  A contract is designed to protect both you and the wedding professional.  Don’t settle for a verbal agreement that won’t hold up in court.

6. Are there any additional fees?

Taxes, service charges and travel fees can add up quickly.  Make sure you understand exactly what is included and if there are any other fees you’ll have to pay.  This should be clearly defined in your contract.

7. Do you carry liability insurance?

The answer you’re looking for here is Yes.  This protects you in case an unfortunate accident should occur on your wedding day.  It’s also a sign that this is a reputable business, since most “fly by night” operations don’t invest in insurance.
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   One final bit of advice: READ YOUR CONTRACT.  Make sure you
understand everything that's written and ask questions if you don't.
There IS no stupid question...except the one you don't ask.  Make
sure you know the price as well as cancellation and refund policies.

GO WITH YOUR GUT FEELING.  If something feels "off" about the wedding vendor...you're probably right. 
Make sure you feel comfortable with him, you like him, and that his personality will be a good blend
with your guests and reflect the tone of your wedding.

Remember: if chosen wisely, the right wedding vendors will give you expert help and advice on every aspect of your wedding…for free!

   Talk to you soon,

Kate

P.S.  Do you have a question about hiring a Photographer?  Just shoot
me an email.

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