When you are engaged, planning your wedding day can be both exciting and stressful. You want everything to be absolutely perfect, and there are so many things to consider and different things that have to come together on the day to make sure that you and your partner have the day you’ve always dreamed of!
All the hard work is worth it in the end, and your wedding day will be the best day of your life, so we thought we’d give you a helping hand by putting together this quick guide to make the task of finding your wedding suppliers that little bit easier! Here are a few top tips.
You want to try to book your suppliers as early as you can, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take your time choosing them.
Never book the first suppliers you come across as you don’t want to be second guessing your choices later down the line because you panicked early on. Be sure that you do plenty of research!
Deciding upon things such as the theme of your wedding, how casual or formal the day is going to be, and of course your budget are all key before you even start looking, as you want to make sure you choose suppliers that match your tastes and that you don’t go overboard splashing the cash and need to cut back in other areas to compensate. Be sure to think all of these elements through carefully. If you do find that you need to be creative with your budget, we love these great ideas from Buzzfeed for thrifty wedding hacks!
The location is important too, as some suppliers will be willing to travel, but potentially at an additional cost, and others may not be, so bear this in mind.
Ask your venue for advice
We spoke to Lake District Country Hotels who told us: “Once you have chosen your venue, things can often become much simpler. We host so many wonderful weddings here at our three venues that we are pretty clued up on a whole host of fantastic suppliers who we have worked with before, so we are always more than happy to give advice.”
Make several enquiries
Enquire with the suppliers you’ve found that you think may be suitable and let them know the service you require, the date and location of your wedding, and a bit of an overview.
Ask all the important questions such as terms of deposit and payments, prices and optional extras, and any terms and conditions.
Then make a shortlist of those that get back to you and research them in even more detail than you already have. Try to look for reviews and testimonials, mentions on social media, and anything that will give you a good picture of what they will be like to work with.
Make a decision
Once you’ve done all of your research, it’s time to make a decision. It’s important to listen to your gut as intuition shouldn’t be ignored with decisions so big.
Then it’s time to let your chosen suppliers know the good news, and thank the others you’ve spoken to and explain that you’ve made a decision. Then the real fun and planning can begin, and the countdown to your special day.
We hope this has given you some insight into the process of finding wedding suppliers!
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