Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Wedding Wednesday - Choosing Wedding Suppliers.
Usually these are swiftly rectified, and don't overshadow any of the day, but its got me thinking ! [ a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw moment! ]
"How well do we check out our Wedding or Event suppliers ?"
Do we look at a brochure or website and say, oooooooh they look good or do we delve deeper ?
Its definetely all about thorough research, price always has a part to play in a decision but get lots of brochures, samples etc, and book lots of appointments.
And I can't say enough about personal recommendation - ask friends, ask on wedding forums, read testimonials etc.
Take time and research at least 3 suppliers in each catagory of need.
For any supplier it is advisable to have in depth meetings.
For a photographer for example, ask to see lots of examples of different styles of his work.
For a cake maker, ask for tasting sessions of their product.
For a venue dresser, ask if they have dressed your venue before, and especially if they are doing chair covers, make sure they are sure their covers suit your venues chairs.
And the same follows through with each and every other person that plays a part in your day.
For someone that is providing services for you on biggest day of your life, its important that you have a connection, and you feel confident and comfortable that they will provide you with exactly what you are looking for, and so you both know you are on the same wavelength.
And while seeing a professional accreditation is reassuring, it doesn't necessarily make one particular supplier better than another.
A lot of the time, peoples tastes and preferences play a large part and while one may love their supplier, another person may have different views.
You really don't want your event to be overshadowed by avoidable incidents, so choose wisely.