There is no exact formula for finding the perfect wedding suppliers. Couples consider a lot of factors when they choose the wedding vendor that’s going to provide services for their wedding. Planning a wedding is exhausting on so many levels that some couples tend to forego the whole process and just hire a wedding coordinator.
Do Thorough Research
If you are looking for wedding rings in Salt Lake City or in other areas, for example, you need to do thorough research of what you can afford, what suits your personalities, what metals are durable, and which vendors offer the right prices and services. You can make a shortlist of wedding suppliers who you wish to be your vendors and then ask them for the price range of their wedding rings. Once you know which vendors you can and cannot afford, you can shorten the list further and choose from the remaining ones.
Set Up a Meeting
Face-to-face meetings are important because you need to get a feel of your wedding vendors. Meeting personally gives you an idea of whom you are dealing with and what kind of services you can expect from them. If this is not possible immediately, you can set up a Skype call. This will also enable you to read a vendor’s facial and body cues, giving you a hint whether a great client-supplier relationship is possible with them.
Sit Down with Your Partner
Even before you dive into the whole wedding preparations, you need to sit down first with your partner and determine just how much money you have to spend on the wedding. This avoids incidents where you’ll argue about money in front of the florist, the photographer, or the caterer. As long as both of you know where you stand money-wise, you’ll be able to choose wedding suppliers that you can afford and won’t put you both in debt.
Listen to Your Gut-feel
If something feels “off” when you meet the vendors, that may be your gut telling you to look for other suppliers. Even if you have no practical reason to reject a wedding supplier’s proposal, you should not go through with signing the contract if your gut-feel is telling you not to. There are some signs that you might not get along well with your wedding vendors:
- They negatively about a past client.
- They do not return your calls.
- They make a judgment about you based on your budget.
- They strong-arm you to add more features to your chosen package.
- They make you feel bad for not having enough money to spend on these additional features.
Get Everything in Writing
After you have decided to hire the wedding suppliers, make sure that everything—down to the smallest details—is included in the contract. You don’t want to spend your wedding day arguing with a supplier because they refuse to render a service you are sure you agreed on, right? The contract will guide you on the details that the wedding suppliers should provide.
Remember that when choosing wedding vendors, these are the people who will work to make your dream wedding a reality. You have to trust them to do their jobs well. You have to be able to communicate with them. Any misgivings and misunderstandings should be ironed out before the wedding day. Your ally during your wedding day is this group of people.