Making Educated Decision: Vendor Overload

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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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This week we focus on vendor overload. Finding the right vendor is always a big challenge to plan for your wedding.  It is important that you don’t overload yourself trying to pick between 30 different vendors.  The key number of vendors to pick from should be three to four. Anything more or less  will not give you the outcome you were looking for.  The best way to narrow down your search is to get quality referrals from the venue or family and friends.  Compare the pros and cons of the vendors, not the hobbyists.  Also look back at the weddings you have attended in the past and see which one would fit your wedding plan the best.

Seasons Greetings Wenning Entertainment

Seasons Greetings from Wenning

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Seasons Greetings

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Seasons Greetings from Wenning Entertainment

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and happiness. One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the new year.

This year we celebrated our 25th year in the industry. To commemorate the special occasion, we opened a brand new facilitate, in Monroeville, PA and grew our existing staff, by adding more talented professionals to the team.

In addition to our best-in-class Entertainment services, we also have a full service Branding/Advertising agency that continues to service customers all over the country. That’s right, we wear many hats and can continue providing you services beyond your Entertainment needs.
The Wenning Team
(Eric, Heather, Chris, Sarah, Megan, Vince, Cody, Anthony, Matt, Patrick, Marcus, and Ian)

Making Educated Decision: The Premature Question

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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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Making an educated decision can be difficult, when planning a wedding, for a multitude of reasons. This month we are discussing ways you can make the best decisions, for your special day, without adding any unwanted stress or going over your budget.

This week we focus on asking the premature question.  The question that everyone wants to know but shouldn’t be asked first is, “how much?”  There are several factors that you need to take in account when it comes to prices.  Important factors include day of the week, the month of the year, and how long the wedding/reception will be.  Letting the vendors and entertainment companies know what you have planned allows them to give you a more accurate price.

Here’s a list of QUESTIONS that should be asked:

  1. How many years experience do you have in the industry?
  2. Are you on any preferred vendor lists? If so, where?
  3. How are you different than other vendors, offering similar services?
  4. Have you won any regional awards or been featured in any major publications?
  5. Do you have liability insurance?
  6. What is your backup plan if you got sick the day of the event? Who would step in for you?
  7. Are you familiar in the unique details of our venue? If applicable 
Wedding Tip Wednesday: Budget

Making Educated Decisions: Budget

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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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Making an educated decision can be difficult, when planning a wedding, for a multitude of reasons. This month we are discussing ways you can make the best decisions, for your special day, without adding any unwanted stress or going over your budget.

This week we focus on budget.  The most important factor about planning a wedding is what no one likes to talk about and that is budget.  This money can come from a variety of different places such as the bride’s parents, family members or maybe you’re paying for it all yourselves.  Either way, you need to sit down with your partner and map out every little detail as to where this money is being spent.  Most of  the money is going to go towards the venue, food and entertainment. A key thing to remember is, you cant please everyone.  This is your special day, so make it your wedding, your voice, and your vision.

Making Educated Decisions | Delegations

Making Educated Decisions: Delegations

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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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Making an educated decision can be difficult, when planning a wedding, for a multitude of reasons. This month we are discussing ways you can make the best decisions, for your special day, without adding any unwanted stress or going over your budget.

This week we focus on delegation. A common mistake newly engaged couples make is involving too many people in the decision making process. Asking a family member or friend to make calls, to vendors, on your behalf is never a good idea. Often times, the only information that is communicated back, is regarding price. There are many factors that should go into picking a vendor, price cannot be the sole reason. A family member or friend may be biased towards a particular vendor, without knowing much about the quality of their work.

Remember this is your wedding, so it should be your vision and ultimately your voice when making decisions. In order to do that, you need to set aside 5-10 minutes, per day, to speak with vendors yourself.

Lastly, keep in mind, it is hard to convey information, during the initial stages of negotiation, via email. Often times people fixate on the price and not much else, without actually speaking to the vendor and are missing out on quality services.

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah

We want to take the time to celebrate the wonderful holiday that begins today.  We would like to wish everyone a warm and wonderful Hanukkah that is filled with hope, love and happiness. May you find your home full of all the joys of the season.