Weddings are supposed to be the most wonderful day of your life, but they can be extremely stressful and scary. What if you hire the wrong person? What if they don’t do a good job or even worse, don’t show up? Unfortunately, there are some wedding vendors out there that don’t give weddings the effort and respect they deserve. Some people just get into it for the money, so they don’t even care about the people. It makes me really sad. I’ve had several examples of this in the past, but most recently, a wedding venue actually sold the building while there were still weddings booked. Even more recently, a photographer backed out on engagement photos the night before because she didn’t want to drive there. This all baffles me. So who can you trust? On this Wednesday Wedding Tip I’ll give you some ideas on finding trustworthy wedding vendors for your wedding.
Wednesday Wedding Tips- Finding Trustworthy Wedding Vendors
After you’ve found a list of vendors you are interested in, I suggest doing a background check on them. Look and see what you can find before you even talk to them. Do they have a website? In this day and age, I really hope each vendor has a website and that it’s updated. Do they have reviews and what do they say? If they have only a few reviews or a bunch of negative comments, avoid them. Next, see if you can find their personal Facebook page. I know this sounds a little creepy, but you can learn a lot about someone by what they post on social media. Are they full of drama? Negative? Last, see what other people say about them. Ask other wedding vendors for their opinion. Most will be honest and open with you. Do you know anyone that got married recently? They might have an opinion.
If they pass your background check, move on to having a conversation with them. Then you can ask them several questions. The first thing is to find out their experience. Are they doing this full time? How long have they been doing weddings? How many wedding do they do in a year? What kind of equipment do they have? All of this will help you decide if they are really professionals.
You get what you pay for
The biggest thing I can say, and this is true when you’re buying basically anything: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you find a wedding vendor that is way below all the other vendors, be careful. They might not have any experience or they might be willing to cut corners. In the wedding world, you will get what you pay for. It is a pretty competitive business, so the seasoned wedding vendors will know what they have to charge to be successful. New vendors are willing to do it all for practically nothing, and that can be a real risk.
I hope this helps you with finding Trustworthy Wedding Vendors. If you need more help or have questions about local vendors, feel free to ask. I’m always here to help brides!