Wedding Vendor Stability

Wedding Vendor Stability and RED FLAGS

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Wenning's Wedding Tip Wednesday

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It’s almost the end of 2020 and there is ONE WORD that really defines whether you are in or out as a business, and that word is stability. Wedding planning is difficult enough. Wedding planning in 2020 has been a mountain for brides and grooms everywhere. How can you foresee if that company you talked to a month ago is still even in business? It’s so vitally important for you to research your vendors to see if they have been able to hold down the fort through this pandemic, and what their plans are to excel in the future.

Stability Equals Experience

Wenning Entertainment has been around almost 30 years. We’ve gone through highs and lows, and we had the experience to withstand this past year and come out on top. Can the same be said for other vendors? Vendors who have only been around a year or two might not have the backup plans and security to offer the same great service they once did. Look into these companies and be sure to ask the hard questions. How have they handled their business this past year? What have they learned about the changing tides now that weddings, or any large gathering, are looked at very differently this year?

Stability Equals Estate

Where is your vendor located? In a private office space? In their parents’ basement? Consider where your vendor does business. This could be relative to their strength in the industry. Now, you can’t fault businesses that don’t need a standalone office. However, for the businesses that should have an office, observe this vendor and if they try to hide the fact that they lack one. This could lead to the hiding of even more information.

With that, we here at Wenning Entertainment want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year! Take this time to enjoy those around you and reflect on all the positive moments of the year. Now you can look forward to a happy married life and hopefully a covid-free wedding reception!

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Wedding Vendor Transparency

No Vendor Transparency? That’s a RED FLAG!

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If you’re shopping for vendors, you’re bound to come across one with a lack of transparency. Wherever you go, there are good eggs and bad eggs. More than likely, this is your first wedding and you’ve never had to deal with event vendors before. That means it’s vitally important for you to do your research to determine what makes a good vendor, or you’ll be left with that bad egg! This week’s tip is all about a lacking vendor transparency!

Where is the Vendor’s Meeting Place?

Are they proud to show off their offices? Do they have a place that you can meet besides the Starbucks on the corner? Now, you can’t fault businesses that don’t need a standalone office. However, some businesses should. Observe this vendor and if they try to hide the fact that they lack one. They could be hiding even more information.

What does Vendor Transparency look like?

In your meeting, whether on the phone or in-person, are they answering your questions directly? Could you say that they are “an open book,” explaining all their pricing details and any future fees?

Or…are they holding back? Are they beating around the bush? Maybe they are pivoting from your question immediately and only discussing what they feel they want to disclose. Write down all your questions beforehand to avoid being carried away into their sales pitch. If you end the conversation without all your questions being answered, it might be time to move forward with a different option.

Happy Holidays!

With that, we here at Wenning Entertainment want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Take this time to enjoy those around you and reflect on all the positive moments of the year. Now you can look forward to a happy married life and hopefully a covid-free wedding reception!

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No Work Gallery

No Work Gallery? Wedding Vendor Red Flags!

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Whether it’s through photos or videos, what do you do if there is No Work Gallery? Wherever you go, there are good eggs and bad eggs. More than likely, this is your first wedding and you’ve never had to deal with event vendors before. That means it’s vitally important for you to do your research to determine what makes a good vendor, or you’ll be left with that bad egg! This week’s tip is all about a lacking work gallery! 

No Work Samples? What’s That MEAN?

How can you pick a vendor if you can’t see any of their work? Especially their RECENT work? It’s 2020. We can’t expect all vendors to have a hefty sample of recent work, simple because there WERE almost no events this year! That being said, any professional, trustworthy company is going to have work samples from previous years. Don’t dismiss those! Across the board, this is what vendors are going to be showing off since their 2020 events were postponed or cancelled.

How Can You Compare Vendors Then?

What’s their social media look like? When’s the last time they posted? Consistent posting, especially if paired with past or present work examples, is a smart sign that the company is still in business and is thriving.

Companies are always going to be proud to show off their work. Their website and social media pages should be full of references so that you can visualize what your wedding will look like. If this is not the case, think twice about pursuing the vendor.

Keep these tips in mind when you’re comparing vendors, and you’ll be able to visualize your wedding through their work examples!

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Vendor Reviews

Wedding Vendor Red Flags | Vendor Reviews

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We’re talking all about red flags that you need to watch out for when selecting vendors for your wedding!

Wherever you go, there are good eggs and bad eggs. More than likely, this is your first wedding and you’ve never had to deal with event vendors before. That means it’s vitally important for you to do your research to determine what makes a good vendor, or you’ll be left with that bad egg! This week’s tip is all about vendor reviews!

No Reviews? What does that mean?

Let’s face it. This pandemic left a lot of businesses hanging, wedding vendors being one of them! If you’re shopping for wedding vendors around 2020, it’s likely that you won’t find a lot of recent reviews. That doesn’t mean you should disregard the vendor! Take a look at their prior reviews and find the ones that pull specific moments from the event. Are some of your needs or questions addressed in the reviews?

Vendor Referrals

It’s not unheard of to ask a vendor for referrals and recommendations. In fact, I’m sure they’d prefer it! Speaking to a now-married couple about their experience with that vendor might be exactly what you need to feel comfortable about taking the leap and booking the vendor! You can ask specific questions and analyze their answers and know that it’s genuine because no one forgets an outstanding vendor on the most important day of their life.

When to Question a Review…

We ask all of our clients to leave detailed reviews because we KNOW how important they are in making decisions! If you search for a vendor and there is little to no reviews, or the reviews are not descriptive or helpful, consider it a red flag. This could mean that they asked friends or family to throw some “Five Stars” their way to bump up their rating. This could also mean that the reviews they did have were not-so-glowing and they found a way to delete them. Either way, consider the consistency and relevancy of the reviews when making your decision.

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Poor Vendor Communication

Vendor Red Flags! | Poor Vendor Communication

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If you’re shopping for vendors for your future wedding, you’re going to want to listen in…

All month long we’re talking about vendor red flags to watch out for when planning your wedding or event! Wherever you go, there are good eggs and bad eggs. More than likely, this is your first wedding and you’ve never had to deal with event vendors before. That means it’s vitally important for you to do your research to determine what makes a good vendor, or you’ll be left with that bad egg! This week’s tip is all about poor communication.

Feeling ghosted?

You deserve to have your questions answered promptly, so if you’re getting ignored or you’re stuck playing phone tag, GET OUT OF THERE. You’ve got to keep in mind that it’s probably not going to get any easier. Also, they are trying to get your money at this point. If they’re not acting on their best behavior now, what makes you think the communication would get better after they get your money? Lack-luster communication is a big sign that you are not as high priority to them as you should be.

Are you getting the run-around?

Even if they do answer the phone, are they answering your questions clearly and with transparently? Are they giving you the runaround? Are they ignoring your concerns and going off on a tangent? Don’t be led off in to their standard sales pitch. Keep your questions listed in front of you and take extensive notes. If they’re not being completely transparent and leaving the ball in your court, it’s possible they have something to hide.

Where’s the follow-up?

After your phone conversation, are they following up with you? You might think they are being annoying, but believe it or not, this is a GOOD SIGN! It means they listened to you and they are taking the time to make sure you’re taken care of. They want your money and they are working hard to get it! Your name is high on their list and they want to do what they can to earn your business. Give each vendor the respect they deserve and keep them updated on your selections and your timeline.

Keep these vendor red flags in mind when you’re planning your wedding, and you won’t have any problems down the road.

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