Having the right vendor team on your wedding day can help keep everything streamlined and organized, so you spend less time stressing and more time celebrating. Your vendors should hold the same vision as you for your wedding day and do everything they can to make sure it goes exactly like that. If you recently got engaged and are wondering where to start when picking a vendor, here are our best tips and tricks as a North Carolina wedding venue, so you know how to choose the right vendors for your wedding.
Before you start looking and getting lost in a sea of vendors, sit down with your fiancé and determine your budget. Prepare a budget for each vendor you need and choose your priorities for each. Are you willing to get a less expensive DJ because you care more about having a high-end photographer? Think about how you both expect your wedding day to go and work from there on setting expectations and a budget.
Having your wedding venue picked out first can make all the difference in picking other vendors. Some venues require that you use their own preferred vendors, whereas other will allow you to bring in ones of your own choosing. Your venue will also help you navigate what vendors work best in their specific environment and can recommend ones that have had great experiences partnering with.
Finding a vendor whose work already mimics your vision is so much easier than trying to have them alter their work to your needs. If you want to have a rustic-themed wedding, then go with a barn venue (like ours at The Farmer’s Daughter) rather than trying to turn a ballroom into a country scape. The same goes for flowers, catering, and your photographer. Pick a vendor who shares the same vision and aesthetic as you. That way, you know you already will love the delivery!
Most likely, the vendor you choose has been in the business for years and has experience working with so many different vendors. If you are having trouble trying to find the perfect caterer or DJ, ask your main vendor! They have experienced so many different situations in the business and can lead you to a vendor that will give you just what you are looking for.
Blindly choosing a vendor is something you should avoid at all costs. With technology and social media, it is so easy to check up on your vendors and see real-life experiences of their work. Look at their tagged photos, what their clients are commenting, and reviews on Google. If everything checks out and you feel good about their delivery based on their website and what others are saying about them on social media, you may have found your match!
Deciding on how to choose the right vendors for your wedding is so important to your wedding day and leading up to it. During your wedding planning process, you will be in frequent communication with your vendors so it’s important to choose ones that you like and trust. Having vendors who know what they are doing will make all the difference to having a smooth and fun wedding day!