It is important for couples to hire professional wedding vendors that they can trust and know will provide honest services. Choosing a bad vendor can cause a lot of stress and unnecessary worry on your wedding day. I once heard of a bride who had the worst wedding day when her wedding dress was nowhere to be seen when her day arrived because her supplier kept saying it was en route! Don’t let that happen to you. Here are a few tips to help you find the best vendors for your special day.
The most important things to look for when hiring a wedding vendor are that you want to hire someone that is competent, reliable and a real professional in their field. Look at their experience, training and recent work. How long have they been in the industry? How many weddings have they personally been a part of, and where and how have they learned their profession?
Ask yourself, do you want someone who just started their business or someone that has earned their reputation with years of experience? Fees are likely to be significantly different with the less experienced one being cheaper. Another good question to ask is if their profession is their full-time work and only job? Do they have other jobs that would pull them from being 100 percent committed to you? Also, ask yourself if you are impressed by their work.
The first vendor couples usually hire in Malawi is the venue and everything else falls around that and the date selected. Make sure you ask if they take double bookings at the venue so you plan well in advance.
The best way to research potential wedding professionals is to meet with them. Look at their recent work, ask for references and know that a vendor’s best reflection of their work is what their past clients have to say about them. You can do this by calling up their past clients or visiting the vow wedding directory at www.thevowdirectory.com and reading their reviews. Another good way to find out more about a vendor is to ask other wedding vendors that have had a chance to work with them on a particular wedding. They can be a great resource. However, you have to be able to differentiate between a genuine review and one of jealousy by all you hear from.
When selecting a vendor, make sure you review their contract and know what items you should not miss on this contract. Make sure all the who’s, what’s, when’s, how’s are covered in any document you sign. Specifically look at the hours of coverage that will be provided, details of all items if they are providing supplies, the name of the particular individual that will be providing the service if you have requested someone specifically, any cancellation policy and payment details including due dates and extra fees such as over-time and travel.
Lastly, when selecting wedding vendors it is important to hire the most reputable vendors. It is important to communicate all the details, timeline, and expectations you have for your wedding with your vendors. Make sure you get everything in writing and have your wedding planner or responsible committee members follow up with all wedding details prior to the wedding.