Choosing Your Wedding Vendors

A lot of engaged couples ask us for recommendations on WHO to hire in various categories for their wedding day needs. Choosing the wedding professionals that will be a part of your wedding day is definitely challenging. So, today, the team at A Trace of Elegance is sharing some tips on how to know if you should hire a specific vendor for your wedding or special event.

1.      Did you get a great first impression with the vendor? This is so important because you are trusting this individual or company with your big day, so you want to make sure that you trust them to do their best work and to nail your vision. Being surrounded by people you truly enjoy being around is such a fantastic part of your wedding day, so pick your vendors with this in mind, too!

2.      Are they understanding the style you’re going for? This is just as important as finding something that fits your budget and that gives you a great first impression. It is absolutely crucial to find a vendor that is in line with your overall design ideas and inspiration photos for the wedding.

3.      Do they have a backup plan? As much as wedding professionals do their best to plan, sometime emergencies do pop up. Make sure to ask your vendors what their backup plan is IN CASE an emergency happens. This will most often be located in their contract for you to review, but it’s always a great policy to ask in-person or via email, as well. If this is not included in the contract, make sure you are having it added just in case something comes up. It never hurts to double check.

4.      Are they being up-front about their costs? This is where some couples falter from suggestion one. Make sure if it’s not laid out in a quote or contract that you are asking about travel fees, overtime and add-on services up front before anything is signed. Ask questions about pricing, what the package includes, etc. so there aren’t any surprises on your wedding day.

Of course, having a wedding planner to bounce ideas off of and to help select your vendors makes this whole process a heck of a lot easier, BUT whether it’s finding that wedding planner, selecting a venue, or finding a florist – we are here if you need assistance! Contact us to learn about the various planning packages we offer from single time consultations to full on complete planning packages. Our job is to ensure that each event we touch is as unique and memorable as the clients we are lucky enough to work with.