Thursday, February 18, 2010

Business & Wedding Planning: Trusting Your Wedding Vendors

Most business relationships are built on Trust. Trust, according to the Dictionary is defined as "reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence". When there is trust between two businesses or two people working together - you have the confidence that the other person or business will perform to the best of their ability. They'll get the job done, they'll be fabulous to work with. In essence - trust between colleagues or businesses means that each side will eventually get what they both want.

The exact same concept should be applied to your wedding and more importantly, your wedding vendors. Just as you trust your future spouse, you should have trust that your vendors will perform to the best of their abilities. You've met with them, accepted the proposal, signed a contract and you TRUST that on the actual wedding day, they will give you 110% in effort and execution. You trust that each vendor you've picked has the same goal as you - that your wedding is going to be awesome. If during your consultation, you get any sense from the potential vendor that their end goal is different - walk away. Vendors want to work with clients who trust them. Trust that they understand your vision. Trust that you as the client, believe in them. Believe in their knowledge and skill. Trust is a mutual feeling and should be treated as so. No one wants to work with someone who doesn't trust them.

If you don't get the sense that the wedding vendor you are interviewing is someone you can trust, don't move forward with them just because you're getting a deal or you like the price. You want to work with people that instill trust in you.

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