Finding the right vendors for your event is one of the most important (and equally daunting) tasks of planning an event. We don’t blame you if you’re feeling anxious—but we’re also here to help you breathe again.
The success of your dream wedding largely depends on your team and to help you navigate through the process before it becomes too discouraging, we’ve narrowed down our top 4 recommendations for finding your vendors:
#1: Let’s ask the experts
Start at step one. Reserving a date starts with choosing a venue, and once you’ve chosen a venue you have a new event industry contact (your catering or sales manager) who can guide you in the right planning direction, whether that means recommending an event planner or specific vendors they’ve worked with. Use your existing resources!
#2: When was the last time you danced all night?
Think about the last time you had so much fun at a wedding or party that your feet were sore for days afterwards! The entertainment company behind that wedding must have done something right—go ahead and ask your friend about the creative genius behind that memorable night. Your feet will thank you.
#3: Check the available data
We live in an era of reviews. Go ahead and do your research, check out sites like The Knot, WeddingWire, MazelMoments, etc. and see what other clients like yourself have experienced. Notice if people make notes about vendor qualities that are particularly of importance to you and use these as a starting point for your own vendor interview process
#4: Wedding Planner Needed: Inquire Within
If you’ve considered all the previous options and are still staring blankly at this page, have no fear, you have another option. Instead of searching through Google or The Knot, let a Wedding Planner take the burden off your shoulders by doing all the legwork and research. Your planner can narrow down vendor options based on your preferred criteria and make an otherwise daunting experience exceptionally painless, and actually enjoyable.
For recommendations and to get the conversation started, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!