Planning Tips | Choosing Vendors


How many hours have you spent browsing Pinterest in preparation for your perfect wedding day? With the amount of time that you’ve already spent thinking about your wedding, it should be easy to see it all come together seamlessly, right? But no matter how much you plan and research and dream about your wedding day, there is one factor that can make or break your day: your vendors.

Not only should you choose vendors that enhance your vision, but you should also choose vendors that you absolutely love, trust, and have an understanding with so that your perfect day is magical. We have a few tips for choosing your vendors so that your day is nothing short of perfection.

1 | Schedule Popular Vendors Early


Are you considering using a photographer whose photographs you see weekly from different weddings? Or maybe there’s a specific venue that you know would fit you perfectly, but you also know that it books fast. Schedule to meet with vendors who book up quickly as soon as possible! You don’t want to miss out because they’re booked for all of your prospective dates!

2 | Meet Face to Face


It’s important to make sure that you meet with your prospective vendors in person. Initial contact over the phone works wonderfully as does email (especially if you’re an out of town bride), but there’s nothing better that meeting face to face with your vendor so that you can get to know them better and see for yourself if this is someone you want to have an important role in your wedding day.

3 | Talk to Recent Clients


Ask for referrals and check reviews on The Knot, WeddingWire, and even Facebook! People who have recently used your vendors will know what they offer and how they execute better than anyone.

4 | Accept and Stick to Your Budget


Yes, you may really want a specific videographer to capture your day. But if it’s way out of your budget, you’ll either have to nix something else in your wedding or forget your budget completely. Find a vendor who knows your budget and accepts your budget. A great vendor will not try to talk you out of your budget, but will work with you on it. Keep in mind that these vendors are businesses. They understand, or at least should, the importance of staying within a budget!

5 | Choose Someone Who Gets You

Old Cigar Warehouse Wedding | Amber & Phillip | FamZing

Probably the most important tip for choosing a vendor is to choose someone who gets you. Having someone who understands your personality and vision for your wedding day will ensure that your wedding will be everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more.

Need help finding amazing vendors in the Upstate? Check out our preferred vendors list!


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