Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hiring Vendors

While we've covered many different aspects of hiring the right vendor for your wedding throughout my posts, Liene Stevens of Blue Orchid Designs has created a comprehensive guide that I wanted to share with you ...

Wedding Vendor Hiring Guide

Keep it close to ensure that when you interview vendors, you are asking the right questions and getting all the answers. I always recommend interviewing three companies in each vendor category, you'll get a wide variety of ideas and a better understanding of what you want and what is available to you. You'll also get different pricing, but as I always stress, do not pick your vendor based solely on price. Pick your vendor based on a combination of elements. Do you like what you are being offered? Do you like the person you're going to be working with you? Do they understand your vision and style? Are you going to be excited to communicate and work with them during your planning process? While price obviously is a factor, don't always just look to the bottom line. Sometimes the value of intangibles you'll get with a vendor (unlimited communication, fast response time, always willing to listen, hours they will be with you on the wedding day, any 'extras') may far outweigh the tangibles that the price will get you.

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