Would you ever go to a restaurant and pick the very first thing you saw without reading what else was offered on the menu? Probably, not right? Planning a wedding is no different! Before you start booking venues, scouting your dream dresses, caterers and photographer, you will want to make sure you research and consult with different vendors. Why? Because you want to make sure that all the pieces of the puzzle fit and come together f0r your special day!
Are They Picking Up What You’re Putting Down?
There’s a good chance that you’ve had friends or family members that are married that would love to recommend the vendors that they used for their wedding and while sharing is caring, you must remember that this is your wedding and your vision. Just because a certain venue or photographer worked for your friend doesn’t mean it will work for you.
Consultations are the perfect time for you to really get to know your vendors and ask questions that are important to you. Make sure to do your research and pay close attention to what they say and how you feel.
Some things to consider when meeting with a vendor for the first time: Is there a natural connection? Does your personality click well with them? Do they seem friendly and easy to work with? Do you think they will help you achieve your vision? Are they easy to contact and fast to respond? Is what you read online about the vendor consistent with what they bring to the table?
Dolla Dolla Bill Ya’ll
Part of determining if a vendor is right for you is if they fit your budget. That’s just the reality of it all. During consultations, it is important that you ask questions that the vendor’s website has not answered yet. Details to ask would be what their payment options are or how much is needed as an initial down payment. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you stay on track with your budget and decide if that vendor is within your price range.
Are Their Ducks in a Row?
You found vendors who are kind and within your budget, but the real question is: are they dependable? It is so important for your vendors to be dependable and organized so you know you can you count on them to execute and meet your expectations on your wedding day. If they don’t feel put together via email or at your consultations, why would they be on your wedding day? This might be hard to gauge just by browsing their website, which is why consultations are crucial.
Planning a wedding is no easy feat, but it can be a process that’s enjoyable. There are thousands of vendors out there and we want to make sure you have the best team possible. At Riding Tandem, we want to ride alongside you, and make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch! Book your FREE consultation with Riding Tandem today and see if we would make a good team! What are you waiting for?