Wedding vendors are the lifeblood of the industry. Without them, you have no flowers, no ring, no food, and no venue. Fortunately, they are just as dependent on you so in order to make sure you find the right vendor and communicate with them effectively, we’ve laid out this special guide for you.
Organization is Key
Not surprisingly, just like the rest of wedding planning and life, organization can go a long way, from picking out your vendors to keeping track of all the different ones and keeping that information readily available. Consider using a physical binder or if you prefer doing things digitally, make sure you have a separate folder on an iPad or laptop so you don’t accidentally call the cake shop when trying to get onto a conference call for work!
Do Your Homework
In a time when Yelp, Google, and other social media platforms are providing customers with more tools than ever before to help them find the vendor that is perfect for them, one really doesn’t have much of an excuse for choosing a poor vendor. By looking at reviews online and also asking friends and taking advice across the board, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the different vendors available for your wedding. In addition, we have a list of trusted vendors that you can check out. They are time-tested and always provide high-quality work.
Get to the Point and Be Available
Above all else, communication is really central to developing a good vendor relationship and helping them to understand your vision. Don’t get caught up in all the minutiae of planning. Rather only communicate the aspects of the wedding the vendor needs to know so not to over-complicate things.
Lastly, make sure you have an email or phone line that you can access at all times for your vendors to reach on; after all, weddings often call for split-second decisions so by being readily accessible, you’ll have your wedding ready to go in no time.