The endless, wedding planning “to-do” list usually starts with the selection of vendors. Selecting vendors that are of good quality and within your budget can get overwhelming. Don’t waste time communicating with vendors that won’t fit your needs! We have 5 things to help you narrow down your vendor list and help you pick the best for you! Don’t waste time communicating with vendors that won’t fit your needs!
1. HAVE A BUDGET
This isn’t just important for choosing vendors but should be the first thing you decide. What is your total wedding budget? How much do you want to spend on vendors? The next tip will help you choose what to spend on each vendor!
2. HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO SPEND ON EACH VENDOR?
WHAT DO YOU VALUE MORE?
Talk with your fiancé about what you value. If you value high-quality flowers over high-quality food, then make your vendor budget based on those things. This will help save you money and make your wedding dreams become a reality.
3. CHECK REVIEWS – TAKE TIME ON THIS
Once you have prioritized your vendors and the budget you want, get looking! Once you find a vendor, first check if they fit within your budget! Then, LOOK AT REVIEWS. This is such a crucial step. Without checking the reviews left by others, you could dig yourself into a hole of sloppy vendors. Allow yourself a good amount of time to sift through your vendors’ reviews. The ones with the best reviews within your budget are going to give you the best quality.
4. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OTHERS
Not only are reviews great to look into, but also asking around in your friend group, community, co-workers, and family. They could have many connections to vendors that do great work at a great price. Recommendations from someone you know is the best resource because it comes from someone you trust! When you get a recommendation, give that vendor a call and begin your next step!
5. CUSTOMER SERVICE
Now that you have found your vendors, looked through reviews, and checked with family and friends for any recommendations, you can now begin communicating with the vendors you are interested in! This last and final step will give you the most comfort knowing you made a good decision. When you contact the vendor, take notice of their customer service. Are they quick to respond? Are they considerate of your needs? Are they kind and patient with you? These are all great questions to ask yourself because the people you speak to are representing the service you will receive from your vendor!
That’s all! These steps will give you direction to narrow down your vendors from the thousands of options to the perfect ONE to fit YOUR wedding day! This day is about you, and the preparations for it are also about you and fulfilling your wedding dreams! Get your dream vendors on your dream day! Don’t settle for less 😉