Asking the right vendor questions

Asking Vendor Questions

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Booking professional vendors for your wedding can be stressful. Finding the perfect match for your big day isn’t the easiest of tasks, especially with so many options to select from these days. Asking vendor questions, prior to booking their services, is critical. Do you know what questions to ask? If not, this video is designed with you in mind.

What happens when you have narrowed your search down to two or three vendors offering the same type of service? You need to look beyond their reviews and ask the right questions, in order to pick a winner, for you big day. A lot of times vendor will only share with you what they think is important, however, asking the right questions can help you select a vendor that meets your needs, while staying within your budget.

An important thing to note is that you should never lead a conversation, with a vendor, by asking their price. This gives the impression that quality does not matter to you. That’s the furthest thing from the truth. You need to remain mindful of your budget, however, need to book the best “fit” for your needs.

Here are a few questions, you may consider asking , your vendors:

  1. How long have you been in the industry?
  2. What is your contingency plan, the day of, if there is an emergency?
  3. Do you have liability insurance?
  4. What advice would you give to a first time bride and groom about planning their wedding and selecting a vendor?
  5. How do you justify cost with quality?

Remember you are interviewing the vendor and should ask appropriate questions to determine who is best suited to participate in your big day. So asking the right vendor questions, up front, will help you feel confident in the vendor and his or her services, you selected.

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Reviewing Your Reviews

Analysis Paralysis: Reviewing Your Reviews

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Reviewing Your Reviews

Booking professional vendors for your wedding can be stressful. Finding the perfect match for your big day isn’t the easiest of tasks, especially with so many options to select from these days. You need to know the right questions, to ask vendors, prior to booking their services. Do you know what questions to ask? If not, this video is designed with you in mind.

Booking professional vendors for your wedding can be stressful. Finding the perfect match for your big day isn’t the easiest of tasks, especially with so many options to select from these days. You need to know the right questions, to ask vendors, prior to booking their services. Do you know what questions to ask? If not, this video is designed with you in mind.

What happens when you have narrowed your search down to two or three vendors offering the same type of service? You need to look beyond their reviews and ask the right questions, in order to pick a winner, for you big day. A lot of times vendor will only share with you what they think is important, however, asking the right questions can help you select a vendor that meets your needs, while staying within your budget.

An important thing to note is that you should never lead a conversation, with a vendor, by asking their price. This gives the impression that quality does not matter to you. That’s the furtherest thing from the truth. You need to remain mindful of your budget, however, need to book the best “fit” for your needs.

A few questions, you may consider asking, are:

  1. How long have you been in the industry?
  2. What is your contingency plan, the day of, if there is an emergency?
  3. Do you have liability insurance?
  4. What advice would you give to a first time bride and groom about planning their wedding and selecting a vendor?
  5. How do you justify cost with quality?

Remember you are interviewing the vendor and should ask appropriate questions to determine who is best suited to participate in your big day. This will help you feel confident in the vendor and his or her services, you selected.

Conflicting Articles

Analysis Paralysis: Conflicting Articles

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Conflicting Articles

When reading through wedding articles, it can become frustrating to see conflicting articles from reliable sources. Don’t let these conflictions cause analysis paralysis!

Lets face it. It can be hard to make big decisions about your wedding. Planning for it is difficult to do without some sort of guidance. You have probably been reading hundreds of articles about wedding planning, venues, and about every aspect of your wedding day. All of these articles and tips and ideas can become quite confusing, and especially if they conflict!

For example, one article may specify a wedding planning timeline in which you should order your cake 4 months before, and another says 8 months before. Many people put these helpful timelines together for their own particular wedding ceremony and reception. However, not every timeline may work for every bride and groom! This is just one example of conflicting articles that you should not worry about. You can use these ideas as a general guideline, but don’t take the advice verbatim.

Many articles are also written by people who aren’t as experienced on the topic as others. You should find information that comes directly from a reliable source. In the end, it all comes down to your preferences. Your wedding day is for you and your spouse, so make it your own and don’t follow someone else rules word for word. Make your big day yours!

Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis: Numbers Poison Weddings!

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Analysis Paralysis – Numbers Poison Weddings!

 Don’t become paralyzed by numbers! Do your research, choose your vendors wisely, and avoid an analysis paralysis!

When looking to hire vendors for your wedding, a big problem many people face is the cost analysis paralysis. This happens when the numbers come flying at you from vendor after vendor and you have no idea what any of them mean. Before you get in way over your head, take time to stop and figure out the numbers.

The first step in this process is to do your research. Often times, couples will pick a vendor, a DJ for example, based solely off of price. This is not the way to go. Professional DJs are definitely more expensive to book than hobbyist and part time DJs, without a doubt. However, you should research the vendor first to see if they align closely to what you are looking for. It’s important to not settle based solely on price, but rather baed on style and preference. After you pick the DJ hat best suits your wedding reception, they you should figure out pricing. This process can be applied to venues, caterers, bakeries, and any step in between. Don’t let the numbers get to you.

Another point is to do your research on websites, like the Knot or Wedding Wire, and stay educated so you know the right questions to ask. Vendors will be throwing numbers at you, but what is really important is that they meet the expectations you are looking for. Be sure to find the vendors that meet your reception expectations. Don’t get caught in an analysis paralysis! Do your research, ask questions, and make the right decisions!