How to Select the Right Vendor for You

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Amidst planning a wedding, you will sit down with many vendors.  With so many options available, narrowing down your choices may seem a bit overwhelming. Keep in mind that not all companies are created equal.  Here are few things to consider to assure you find the right person for the job.

Personality

First impressions are a big deal.  When you walk into someone’s shop, do you feel welcome? Do you feel like there is chemistry during the initial greeting? Where some brides prefer efficiency, others may want a little more personality. When comparing two choices, strongly consider the one that best suits your character. Remember, you will be working with this person throughout the planning process and they may be present on your wedding day!

Pricing

For brides on a budget, price is defining factor. A few things can determine why a vendor has quoted you a higher price. It could be high overhead costs, better quality, or even greater demand. If you choose the company that offers the lowest price, just be sure they offer comparable features. Do a little research by checking customer reviews, requesting references, and taking the time talk to other brides who are familiar with their service.

Availability

Yes, it is necessary to confirm that your vendor of choice is available on your wedding day. This is one of the first items that should be covered. After you fall in love with a certain company it is hard to steer in a different direction. If your preferred selection has a team member you want to work with, be sure to make that request in advance as some companies may have a full schedule. The earlier you choose your vendors the better your chances of booking them for your day.