Here is a list of vendors we have worked with in the past. Some of their work may be featured on our blog which we will give credit on the post. When choosing your vendors it is importation that you and the vendor feel comfortable with one another. As always, a planner is money always well spent. Take a look at each vendor’s portfolio and chat with them either in person or over the phone to make sure you mesh.
Be honest with your vendors about your plans for the day and your budget; these businesses are experienced at catering for a wide range of budgets and will want to save your money and their time. Florists, for example, can usually work to most budgets depending on the choice of flowers being used, but will always prefer to have a figure to work with.
If you do contact or meet with a number of suppliers remember to go back to those that you don’t want to book and let them know that you’ve gone elsewhere. Don’t feel embarrassed to say no thank you, the supplier would much rather have a direct no than not know what your decision was or why.
Once you have chosen you preferred suppliers sign a contract with them that clearly details the service they are providing and when all payments are due, from the initial deposit to the final payment. Also pay attention to little details like their contingency in the event of cancellation and whether they need anything specifically on the day such as parking, access to the venue or meal stipulations.