HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR DREAM WEDDING VENDORS
Things can be overwhelming after you're engaged to the love of your life and you wonder, what are the next steps you need to take in action? As exciting as it can be to plan your wedding, choosing your dream team should not be taken lightly, as these are the people who will be giving you wise words, keeping you sane and most importantly, bringing your wedding day visions to life. So here are some tips to ensure that you select the right suppliers for you!
Breathe in, breathe out, do your own research
It's no secret nowadays to search for everything! The internet is the most available and quick tool that can provide some insight with one click. Best thing, it is also open 24/7. Our suggestions is to list your 'top picks' of suppliers in each category as this will help you trim down your choices according to your budget. Check client feedback and reviews. Call or set meetings so that you can also get to know them personally and don't forget to be honest with them telling your expectations, needs, and wants.
Set your budget and have a 'date-night' meeting
Getting married will cost money, we all know that. What you personally need to work out, is what you realistically ho much it will all cost and want to spend - as this will play part in who you can have in your team, and how big your team is.
As the wedding planning continues, you will find a huge amount of wedding suppliers you want to join your team and this is where everything can get out of hand. Before booking any wedding suppliers or a venue, you need to determine you budget - or a least a ball park figure.
PICK YOUR TOP 3 PRIORITIES
Before you dive into Google, Instagram and Pinterest - make sure you have spent a moment to reflect on what is important to you, and your day. Is it having delicious food and drink? or your dress? Is it having the most perfect venue, or bouquet? Pick your top three, and make sure you allocate your time and budget on these vendors accordingly.
advice from THE INDUSTRY
Why not ask the folk within the the wedding industry that you have already engaged. They know everyone they have worked with, and most of them have been in the business for years. Ask them transparently if they would recommend a particular business, or if they may have someone else in mind.
HELP CLOSE TO HOME
Your parents, relatives and friends may want to be involved in the wedding planning. They might give you suggestions that you can consider and provide you help along the way, but always remember that this day is for you and your fiance, so while weighing all your options, don't forget to infuse it with your own personal styles.
Hot tip: your friends and family may be able to help in the lead up to your wedding, however on the actual day they deserve to relax an enjoy themselves. Make sure you don't rely to much on family, as often it goes by the wayside on such a busy day. An on the day wedding coordinator will be your dream weaver.
Look for someone who cares
When emailing, talking or meeting with a vendor, you need to know that they genuinely love what they do, and want to be a part of your big day. This is the one time you don't want to just feel like a number or a booking. You want to work with someone who is fueled with passion, and will stop at nothing to make sure every detail on the day is perfect.
Before signing, make sure you read all contracts
You get excited, we get it! But you have to remember to read their respective terms and conditions and make sure you understand all of them. If there is something that needs clarity, make sure you ask them before signing it.
Style shoot by A Darling Affair as featured in Hello May.
The dream team to bring this look together...
Photos Florido Weddings // Bridal gown Georgia Young Couture // Hair and makeup The Beauty Case // Suit Wil Valor // Styling Him and Her Events // Stationery Fox & Fallow // Flowers Primula Floral Styling // Location and catering Brisbane Racing Club, QLD // Cake Hansel and Gretel Cakes // Caravan Gathering Events // Prop/furniture Hire Moreton, Gold Wedding Hire, Covered and Hampton Event Hire // Lighting AVIdeas // Models Dallys Models.