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How To Choose your Wedding Suppliers

The process of selecting your wedding vendors is one of the most thrilling aspects of the planning process. However, it can extremely time-consuming and stressful. You might be a bit off-track if you do not plan it with care and planning!

In this light I’ve put together a step-by-step guide for choosing wedding suppliers.

Let’s begin.

Be patient and take your time

It’s vital to make sure you book your suppliers as early as you can, it’s just as crucial to not rush the process.

If you book in a panic the first suppliers you see you’ll be tempted to rethink your choices later on, especially as there are so many amazing and talented suppliers there.

Do your research

What should you do? Where should you start your research?

The majority of couples in the UK choose their wedding vendors through Internet search results, suggestions from relatives and friends wedding directories, article, real weddings and inspiration shoots wedding fairs and ads via blogs, or even in publications.

With the many options available, it is important to remember that this will take time. However, the time you put into research now will be worth it over the long term.

Do your homework and ensure you take into consideration the followingaspects:

The style of your wedding ceremony: Do you want to have a casual or formal day, a intimate or lavish celebration, a City Chic wedding or a Classic and Elegant ceremony? And do the suppliers you’re looking at compliment your style and taste?
It’s easy to get carried away and spend more than you’re able to afford But remember that when you spend a lot of money here, you’ll need to cut back elsewhere.
Location: While some suppliers are willing travel, other suppliers may not be. Consider where your suppliers ‘ offices are.

Contact us for more information.

If you’re in the process of submitting an inquiry to wedding suppliers, be sure you include the following information:

You are the name (and that of the person you are with).
Your contact information (if you’re sending an inquiry via their website).
When you will be getting married.
The ceremony venue(s)/location.
The product or service you need i.e. If you’re in search of a Wedding Planner Do you need them to plan your entire wedding, parts of your wedding, or help with the coordination on the day?
A brief summary of your big day!

For the purpose of the inquiry it self, you’ll need inquire about the following:

Availability.
Prices / packages as well as additional options.
Deposit and payment terms.
Amount and Terms.
The booking procedure.

Create a shortlist

Based on the responses you receive from Step 3 Create a shortlist of no more than two or three suppliers in each category you are a fan of.

If required, arrange a consultation

With some suppliers, a quick phone call or email exchange could be enough to get an understanding of whether or not you’d be interested in working with them, but with others (a Wedding Planner, Stylist or Photographer For instance) is important to test the chemistry of your partner as well.

If you can, get together in person or arrange the possibility of a Skype call based on the location and availability.

Do even more research!

Find your top-rated suppliers further in detail:

Take a look at their brochures, websites as well as their blogs (if they have one).
Examine their social media profiles i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Are they active on these social media accounts and who do they communicate with and which followers they are?
See whether they’ve had any of their work published on wedding blogs or wedding magazines.
Check out any reviews or testimonials from past couples.

If you do all or perhaps just a portion of the following, you’ll end up having a better understanding of what kind of person or company they are.

Make your decision

Follow your gut and once you’ve settled on a supplier and have made it clear to the other vendors you’ve met or spoken with inform them that you’ve decided to choose your supplier. They will appreciate your honesty and courtesy.

After that, announce the good news to the chosen suppliers and start to iron out the details.

If terms and conditions for contracts are available , make sure to read these carefully and that you are satisfied with all the terms that is included… In the event that there’s any question marks, then don’t feel reluctant to ask questions about something if you’re not certain. This is the right time to get in touch, as you do not want to finish with any regrets.

Once you’ve signed off on everything now is the time to celebrate – you’re one step closer to the day of your life!

Hope that the tips above will set you on the right path. However, should you be struggling to locate the best provider, or need assistance in other areas, it’s worth taking an online look!