It takes a number of vendors to make a wedding successful, from the caterer, the interior decorator, the florist, etc. They all have a vital role to play during the planning for your big day and it is essential to note that having wedding vendors are a must to save you from wedding stress.
Dealing with wedding vendors is not really a big deal, you just have to know the basic ideas and tips to keep them in check and understand them at the same time. So here are tips to help you deal with your wedding vendors.
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Understand your wedding budget
First and most importantly, understanding your budget and making it clear to your vendors how much you are willing to spend so as to be on the same page throughout the planning process.
Setting boundaries are important, let your vendors know it is alright for them to contact you, and when you will be available to contact them. Let them know where their duties lie and make sure they stick with it. It is vital for you to be friendly with your wedding vendors but not too friendly so as to stick with professionalism.
Define your wedding style
It is your wedding day, which means everything should be done to your liking and your choice. Define your wedding style, theme, and relate these to your vendors because the job of wedding vendors is to assist you with the choices you have already picked out and not to put ideas in your head. Even if they come up with ideas that are brilliant and you are interested you can go with it however you like.
Take your time and choose wisely, if you have to go through their social media pages to see their works and know if you like them then do so, it is your big day and you deserve the best of everything.
Run background checks on them
After choosing your wedding vendors, another important task to take up is to run background checks on them. Be sure they are what they claim to be, so you don’t end up being duped. Ask them the necessary questions if you must.
If you are having some doubts or issues, there is nothing wrong with bringing it up to the wedding vendors and airing out your concerns. You are paying them a lot of money, and you want to feel secure about their services, so if you have anything you want to talk about, then do it. Be open with them on the choices you make and how you want things to be. They will appreciate your honesty, and often times it might just be a misunderstanding that needs to be addressed. It is better to discuss it with them than to hold it all up to the wedding day.
Don’t argue with your partner or family in the presence of your vendor
Don’t air your dirty laundry in the public, Nothing makes things more awkward than someone who argues in front of wedding vendors. You don’t want your vendors getting knowledge of certain discussions that are meant to be private. Arguing in the presence of your wedding vendors might deem you as unserious to them. Your drama with your fiancé or your mother is none of the vendors’ business and no one looks forward to hanging around someone like that.
Be as precise as you can be with your wedding vendors, brides can see something they love and decide to change their original plan. That’s totally fine! But emailing a picture of a different bouquet to your florist once a week is excessive. You don’t have to act on every thought that jumps into your head. Keep a list of ideas and questions to go over with them and then address them all with one phone call, not ten.
Let them stick to their actual jobs
Every wedding vendor has a job that they were paid to do, make sure you make it clear to them that they all stick to their initial jobs and not create new ones that weren’t asked of them. Because once every wedding vendor sticks to their initial jobs it will help not to cause chaos between themselves.
Let them know if there is a problem
If a problem arises along the way, and it might end up affecting their work, let the vendors know on time and try to assure them that you are working on it. You might even need their assistance while solving such problems so it is vital you and your wedding vendors are on the same page.
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