Choosing the right vendors for your wedding is a daunting task. It can be overwhelming to navigate through all the different options you can find online. How do you know which photographer is the best photographer? How can you know which DJ to pick? Here are a few tips to help you make sure you are selecting the perfect vendors for your wedding.

Tip #1 Start with a budget

Until you know how much you are comfortable spending you cannot know which vendors are the right fit for you. Sit down with your partner and discuss in detail what the overall budget looks like and what you are comfortable spending on each vendor. Once you have those details it will help guide your vendor selection.

Tip #2 Pick your venue and your date

Search for venues that are in your preferred area and within your budget, then inquire about the dates available for the year you would like to get married. Always, if possible, do a site visit before booking. It is so important to see and feel the space prior to making a decision. Prepare questions in advance to make sure you ask all the same questions at each visit. Not just about washrooms, capacity, and accessibility, but also about whether they have any time, access, or vendor restrictions that may limit you moving forward.

Tip #3 Work through one vendor at a time

It is easy to start searching and reaching out to numerous vendors at a time and that can get overwhelming and difficult to track. Work through one vendor at a time. Do enough research to pick your top three in each category that suit your vision and budget and are available on your date. Then meet with each one prior to booking to make sure that what they present online also matches the service they provide.

Tip #4 Trust your gut

If something doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t right. If you are having trouble getting in touch with a vendor, feel like they aren’t listening to what is important to you, or have concerns about their ability to produce what they promised, then trust your gut. The last thing you need is to be stressed about whether your vendors, who are professionals in this field, are going to deliver. You deserve reliable and considerate service and your vendors should provide that.

A wedding planner can make vendor recommendations based on your budget, vision, and style. They can also help you keep track of your vendor progress throughout the wedding planning process. Reach out to [email protected] for that extra vendor support.