Don't rush your wedding decision making!
Taking the time to choose the right vendors can make a huge impact on your wedding day. There are certain things to keep in mind during the process that can help you make better decisions:
- Can they provide references (or do you know someone who has used this vendor)? There are few things more reliable during the wedding planning process that references. Asking friends and family for their recommendations is almost always a sure way to find a great vendor, but if you're interested in trying someone new, don't be shy - ask them for references! Review sites like WeddingWire.com and Yelp.com can also offer some insights.
- Trust your instincts. If potential vendors are slow to respond to phone calls or emails, or they are late to your scheduled meetings, don't ignore your gut instincts. A lack of attention to detail before they've earned your business as a client is not a good sign. Even if you have your heart set on a specific vendor, trust your gut - if you suspect you won't be treated well as a client, look in a different direction.
- Diversify. You may think you know exactly what you want for your wedding day, but don't let your view restrict the types of vendors you meet. You may see some styles or ideas that are totally new - and totally perfect for your wedding. Yes, you might find something for your dream wedding that you didn't even know was your dream yet! Especially in the early part of the process, keep an open mind and be willing to meet with a range of vendors before making your decision.
Slowing down your choice of vendors will ensure you make the right choice for your special day.
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