Building an awesome vendor team can be difficult, so here are a few tips when it comes to finding the perfect vendors:
- Let one vendor lead you to another – once you’ve booked your photographer, ask them which florists they’ve worked with. They’ll know who provided the best flowers and which ones photographed well. They may also be able to help you find a venue with some amazing backdrops!
- Heed the advice of your venue – ask your sales manager for their venue’s preferred vendor list. These lists usually include vendors who have worked at the facility and have a good work ethic. Plus many preferred vendors offer discounts to the venue’s clients!
- Check review – before signing a contract with any vendor, make sure you read reviews! Check out sites like The Knot, Wedding Wire, and My Wedding for reviews and testimonials.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some super simple tips to help keep wedding planning fun and stress-free =) First up – don’t overwhelm the groom. Most of the time, grooms like to have a bit of input and have a general idea of what to expect on the big day. One thing you don’t want to do is overwhelm him with color choices, decoration ideas, menu selections, etc. Once you’ve started the initial planning process, find out what aspects of the wedding he’s really interested in – these are the items you should decide on together! Anything else – keep him in the loop but he probably doesn’t need to know every minute detail.
This is the COOLEST thing I’ve seen in a while – and I see a lot of pretty awesome things in the wedding industry! Wed on Canvas is a company owned by live event artist Ben Keys – he’s trained professionally in Chicago & Italy and creates gorgeous works of art during your event!