How to Choose the Best Wedding Vendors
Unsurprisingly, couples tend to feel a lot of pressure to choose the right vendors for their wedding. After all, it is considered one of the most important days of a person's life – and rarely is it cheap. Luckily, there are a number of steps that you can take to ensure you find the best vendor, who suits both your personal taste and budget. Learn how to narrow down your search for a wedding vendor, as well as use free resources, and spot any red flags.
Have a List of Priorities
As with any hiring process, there are a few requirements that a vendor should meet, in order to successfully perform the job. These are not, however, limited to their personal skills or experience. They should include whether or not they can accommodate or meet your budget, as well as meet your personal preferences or requests.
Find Reviews and Samples
If you want an honest review of a potential vendor, the best source of information is a review website, like WeddingWire. You can also use social media tags or locations to see who has recently been with the vendor, and the type of event they hosted. Besides review sites, it is equally important that you spend ample time on a vendors own website. Ask yourself, is it professional? Do they have samples, and are they good? The answers to these questions will lend a clue as to who a business is, how it is run, and if they are your best option.
Ask Vendors for Referrals
When you find a vendor you love and who you know to be reliable, ask them for their opinion on other vendors. This may seem odd, but wedding vendors have worked with and witnessed the work of numerous other vendors. In fact most vendors collaborate with other vendors in some way, shape or form. Due to this, everyone in the industry knows who is who, how long they have been around, and their track record.
You Just ‘Click’
One of the most important traits of any wedding vendor is that they are personable. By the time you have scrutinized their business and met them in person, you should know whether you both will be happy working together. You don’t have to be BFF’s, but you should be comfortable speaking to them and allowing them to perform their duties. If you feel the need to overstep and micromanage, then they may not be the right vendor for you.
They Take Their Job Seriously
Being serious does not mean a vendor can’t be fun. In fact, the best are usually a perfect combination. What it does mean, is that they cross their t’s and dot their i’s in terms of their product, paperwork and payments. Unfortunately, there is no lack of people who take advantage of the wedding industry for a quick buck. If a vendors pricing or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Make sure you have every single expectation and agreement down in writing for your own safety, and sanity.
At Pine Lake Ranch, we help you skip the hassle of searching for and comparing vendors. When you book with us, you receive access to our very own approved vendor list. From caterers, to florists, photographers and more, we have the details on the best wedding vendors in the area. Contact us today with any questions about our wedding packages, or to learn if your wedding date is available. Want to take a look around? Keep an eye out for an open-house, or schedule a tour.