As you’re planning your wedding, I know there are times when you’ll feel overwhelmed. Hopefully you + your fiance can communicate to talk through the big things, but certainly small things might pop up that leave you feeling deflated.
It’s going to be at those times that you realize how important it is to work with GREAT people for your wedding! I’m speaking in terms of creatives + vendors you hire, aside from helpful family + friends. What you want + need is vendors who fully understand your needs, know how to speak with you + treat you (with respect!), and acknowledge how valuable your time is! You’re a busy bride (or groom), and that alone is lots on your plate, in addition to work, having a social life, and the list goes on.
My absolute best advice is to choose an entire experience instead of a vendor. Work with people who understand you, speak your language, and respond to you quickly. Choose someone who is helpful + can make relevant recommendations as you plan your special day (or work with your planner in that respect). Someone who is willing to go that extra mile for you + your fiance. Someone who gives you outstanding customer service. Someone who your personality meshes really well with.
That comfortable feeling + positive experience will directly effect your mood on your wedding day! For example, we all have that one friend that got married, and while they were planning, could never get a hold of a certain vendor. Phone calls went unanswered, maybe even emails, too. Your friend was left feeling hopeless + frustrated — she was so busy planning + needed quick communication. This is exactly what I don’t want to happen to you, my friend!
Do what feels right in your gut; choose the better experience. Please don’t settle for anything less than you deserve, and if the price of a vendor seems too good to be true, it probably is, and your entire experience might suffer. I’ve heard from friends + acquaintances more times that I can count that they were disappointed by certain vendors for their wedding, and I don’t want this to happen to you.
You deserve better. You deserve an amazing, seamless experience leading up to your wedding day, as well as on the day itself. Choose your vendors based on a friendly + comfortable connection, not just because your cousin’s wife’s friend (etc.) knows them and they’re affordable. If you feel in your gut that there might be some red flags or that you might run into a bump in the road with someone, you might be right. Usually our gut feelings are there for a reason. Trust yours + enjoy your experience planning your wedding day — your first day of marriage is just one day, but your vendor choices can make all the difference in making it a beautiful + memorable day!