Choosing the Right Wedding Vendors

Photo by Cat Satre Photography at The Neidhammer

Photo by Cat Satre Photography at The Neidhammer

Are you ready to start picking out your wedding vendors? There are so many options for everything from decor to photographers to your music. How do you narrow it down and hire the vendors that are right for you?

There are several things you should take into consideration when choosing your vendors…

  1. Priorities. Talk with your fiance and decide what your wedding priorities are. Is the music the most important part - do you want to have a packed dance floor all night? Maybe the photos and video are the most important to you. Whether it’s flowers, the venue, food/drinks, or the band, make sure you prioritize your wedding aspects as you begin to budget.

  2. Availability: If a vendor you’re interested in isn’t available on your wedding date, it’s time to move on to the next. We know how disappointing it can be to find out that a vendor you love isn’t available, so it’s a good idea to start looking around once you lock-in your wedding date.

  3. Price. Sticking to your budget is so important when it comes to wedding planning. While some vendors will be able to adjust their prices or packages to match what you’re able to spend, it’s important to keep in mind all the different parts of your wedding that you want to leave room for in your budget.

  4. Referrals. One of the best ways to find your wedding vendors is through referrals from friends and family. These are people who have first-hand experience with the vendors. You can also check online reviews and follow up on some of their references. Don’t hesitate to reach out to past brides and ask what their experience was working with the vendor.

  5. Style. Browse past photos from weddings that your vendor has been involved with to get a good feel of their style. Does it align with the vibe of your wedding? You can find pictures on their social media accounts and website. If you’re having a hard time finding photos, ask the vendor to show you some examples of their past work.

  6. Communication. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your wedding vendors and that a good line of communication is open between the two of you. If it takes 10 phone calls to get in touch with them, they might not be the right fit. You want your wedding day to be as stress-free as possible.