Hiring Wedding Vendors


Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding VendorsHiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring Wedding Vendors

Hiring wedding vendors can be a fun process if you know what you’re doing, if not, it can be a stressful process. Before we dive into our vault filled with tips and ideas, we ask one thing and that is, please let a vendor know that you will not be using their service, this is called common courtesy. Now that my rant is over, I am excited to share a few tips and ideas for hiring wedding vendors.

Hiring Wedding Vendors: #TheSearchIsOn

Hiring wedding vendors can be fun and easy if you hired a knowledgeable wedding planner who has a relatively large network. Please have an overall  budget for your wedding prior to shopping for a wedding vendor, bottom line, have an idea of how much money you want to shell out for your entire wedding.  As a general rule of thumb, interview at least two vendors in each category so you can compare apples with apples, you want to avoid buyer’s remorse which can turn into an expensive mistake if you decide to fire them and hire an new wedding vendor. Let’s just say, you do not have a wedding planner, you can ask other vendors that you have already hired for a list of their preferred vendors, you can also check with your friends and family who already tied the knot or turn to social media. Thanks to the founders at Instagram and FaceBook, you can get a good idea of a vendor’s style & personality by liking and following their pages.

A few things you should take into consideration when hiring wedding vendors are:

  1. Is this person capable of carrying out your vision?
  2. Do you see eye to eye where your style is concerned?
  3. Does their personality mirrors yours?
  4. Are they dope enough to be a team player?

Hiring Wedding Vendors: #HaggleV.Negotiating

There’s a fine line between haggling versus negotiating when hiring wedding vendors. Haggling with a wedding vendor is like taking the used car salesman’s approach,  this my friend will result in “you will get exactly what you paid for” and that my friend will be water instead of oil. Most wedding vendors has their starting rates/prices on their websites, if their rate starts at $1,000.00, please do not insult that vendor by asking them to accept $500.00 for their services. It’s okay to show your cards {tell them your budget} as it can save you and them a lot of time. Consider real estate, higher price tags can mean a home has ALL the desirable qualities whereas a lower priced home can have a lot of red flag as it may need a lot of love, care and repairs. The time of year that you are planning to tie the knot can have a positive or negative impact on if the vendor will budge on their price or not.

The better approach to negotiating when hiring wedding vendors will be to ask that particular vendor if they have an A La Carte package & this way you can build your own package or see if they can shave off the amount of hours they will work on your wedding day for a lesser expensive rate. If this still does not work, thank them for their time and see if they have any colleagues that will be within your budget.

Hiring Wedding Vendors: #SayingYes

Hiring wedding vendors should be done in order of importance. You don’t want to blow your entire budget on a five piece band and have nothing to offer your guests to eat. We will never bad mouth anyone you plan on hiring, but we strongly encourage you to hire a true and trusted professional as their number one goal will be to bring your vision to life.

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