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Finding Wedding Suppliers

Choosing your wedding suppliers is among the most thrilling aspects of planning. But, it can also take a lot of time, overwhelming and you may be a bit off track without careful planning and planning!

In this regard I’m providing a step-by step guide for choosing wedding suppliers.

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Take your time.

While it’s essential to schedule your suppliers as early as you can, it’s just as important to not rush the process.

If you book in a panic the first vendors you meet it’s likely that you’ll rethink your decision later on – especially as there are so many amazing and talented suppliers there.

Do your research

What should you do? Where should you start your research?

The majority of brides in UK find their wedding suppliers through Internet searches, recommendations from relatives and friends wedding directories, blogs, articles, real weddings / inspiration shoots, wedding fairs and advertisements through blogs and magazines.

With all the options available it’s crucial to understand that this will take time, but the time you put into research today will pay off over the long term.

So , do your research and make sure you consider the followingfactors:

The design of your wedding day: Are you planning a casual or formal day, a intimate or lavish celebration? City Chic wedding or a Classic and Elegant affair? What about the suppliers you’re looking at compliment your style and preferences?
It’s easy to become enthralled and spend more than you’re capable of however, when you spend a lot of money here, you’ll need to cut costs elsewhere.
Location: While some suppliers are willing travel, some may not. Consider where your suppliers are based.

Contact us for more information.

If you are sending an enquiry make sure you include these details:

The name you use (and that of the person you are with).
Contact details (if you are sending an enquiry via their website).
When you will be getting married.
It is the wedding venue(s)/location.
The product or service you are looking for i.e. If you’re in search of wedding Planner do you want them to plan your entire wedding, parts of your wedding, or help with on the day coordination?
A quick overview of your wedding day!

Regarding the question itself you will need to inquire about the following:

Prices / packages as well as optional extras.
Payment and deposit terms.
Amount and Terms.
Booking procedure.

Make a list of your top choices.

Based on the responses you get to Step 3 Make a list of not more than two or three companies in each field you enjoy.

If required, arrange a consultation

With some suppliers, a phone consultation or email exchange could be enough to get an understanding of whether or not you’d prefer to work together, however, with others (a wedding Planner Photographer, Stylist, or Styler for instance) it’s crucial to check out your chemistry as well.

If possible, try to meet up in person or make a Skype phone call, depending on where you are and availability.

Do even more research!

Take a look at your shortlisted suppliers in even more detail:

Read through their brochures, websites, and blog (if you have them).
Look at their social media accounts i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Are they active on these social media accounts with whom do they interact with and which followers they are?
Check to see if they have any work featured on wedding blogs or wedding magazines.
Go through any reviews/testimonials written by the past couple.

Through doing all or even just some of the above , you’ll eventually have a better understanding of the kind of person or company they are.

Make your decision

Make sure you follow your instincts and, once you’ve made a decision, let the other suppliers you’ve met or spoken with inform them that you’ve decided to choose your supplier. They will be grateful for your honesty and kindness.

After that, announce the good news to your chosen suppliers and begin to work out the details.

If there are terms and conditions or contracts available , be sure to read these carefully and that you are satisfied with all the terms contained… When there’s questions marks, then don’t be reluctant to ask questions about something if you’re not sure. This is the right time to get in touch, as you do not want to be with any regrets.

After you’ve officially signed the contract and you’re ready to celebrate – you’re just one step closer to the day of your life!

Hope that the tips above will set you on the right path, but If you’re having trouble finding the ideal supplier, or need help in other areas, you should take the time to visit our website!