One of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning is booking your vendors. From the venue to music, to catering, vendors help shape you and your guests’ wedding experience. However, before contacting any, there’s some information you should have ready. To answer your questions and see if they’re a fit, there are some things a vendor needs to know. Have the following information on hand to ensure you’re prepared for any initial conversations.
Ideally, before you contact potential vendors, you’ll have the basic components of your wedding day figured out. This information is the most important to have during initial conversations. It should give the vendor an idea of your event and what’s needed of them.
Next, you want to have a general idea of what it is you want from your vendor. Vendors provide valuable services that bring your wedding vision to life—so let them know what you want.
Before contacting a business, visit their website to get an idea of their scope of work. Take a look at their services and portfolio to better understand what you can request from them.
If you’re unsure of what exactly you want, express this. Give as much information as you can, then ask the vendor about their options. Likewise, if you have any non-negotiables, make them known. For example, in discussions with a caterer, you’ll want to inform them of any allergies or dietary preferences (vegetarian, etc.).
Your first conversation is a great opportunity to ask any need-to-know questions. What you learn could determine who you ultimately end up going with.
Vendors play a large role in creating and executing your dream wedding day. Start the booking process off smoothly by having information on hand that’ll make the process easier for both of you. And if you’re having trouble getting started, take a look through our wonderful list of Vendors and Services.