How to choose your wedding suppliers

Choosing your wedding suppliers is a big part of planning your dream day. Here’s a breakdown to help you find the perfect fit:

1. Know Your Priorities and Budget:

  • Vision: Before diving in, discuss your wedding vision with your partner. What kind of atmosphere are you going for? Elegant, rustic, or something unique?
  • Budget: Be realistic about how much you can comfortably spend on suppliers. Allocate portions for each vendor category (photography, venue, catering, etc.)

2. Research and Shortlist:

  • Online Resources: Wedding websites, blogs, and social media are great places to find vendors. Look for local suppliers to your venue to save on travel costs.
  • Reviews and Recommendations: Read reviews on vendor websites and ask friends or family for recommendations from their weddings.

3. Contact:

  • Narrow Down Options: Contact suppliers that resonate with your style and budget.
  • Consultations: Schedule phone consultations or in-person meetings (if possible) to discuss your vision and get a feel for their personality.

4. Making Your Decision:

  • Key Factors: Consider their experience, portfolio (past work), pricing, and your connection with them. You should feel comfortable and confident in their ability to deliver your dream wedding.
  • Contracts and Deposits: Once you’ve chosen a supplier, carefully review their contract before signing. Pay deposits only after you’ve confirmed everything is in order.

Top Tips:

  • Availability: Popular vendors book up fast, especially on weekends. Reach out well in advance, particularly for venues and photographers.
  • Chemistry is Key: You’ll be working closely with your suppliers throughout the planning process. Make sure you feel comfortable communicating your ideas and trusting their expertise.

By following these steps, you can ensure you choose wedding suppliers who will help create a magical and unforgettable celebration for you and your partner.