Wedding Vendor Consultations
Whether you’ve hired a wedding planner or are planning a wedding yourself, you are bound to attend a few vendor consultations during the wedding planning process. Most wedding vendors are more than willing to meet with you in-person or speak with you on the phone prior to and after contracting their services. Having both the vendor and the engaged couple on the same page requires time to iron out the details of your wedding day. But how do you know how many times you should meet with each vendor? When is it too much or too little?
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If you’ve taken on the services of a wedding planner, your vendor consultations will probably be few and far between. That’s because your wedding planner will be a knowledgeable source in knowing which vendors are the best for your wedding style and budget. This will eliminate the need to have multiple vendor consultations with numerous vendors. You can trust that even without attending vendor consultations, your wedding planner has chosen the crème de la crème for your wedding vendors.
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When planning your wedding yourself, you’ll have a little more legwork to do in order to find the perfect wedding vendors. You should speak or meet with each potential vendor at least once. For vendors that require more meetings, such as a caterer, you might want to have an additional meeting to have a sample tasting and to discuss menu details for your wedding day. To eliminate taking up so much of your time and your vendors time, do your homework in advance. Read online reviews from past brides and grooms, this may help you eliminate potential vendors right off the bat. When going to vendor consultations, go prepared. Make a list of questions in advance, bring sample photos to show what you like and come prepared with a wedding budget in mind.
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