5 things to consider when selecting your supplier dream team
When it comes to planning your wedding there any many things to consider. One of those is picking the ‘right’ suppliers for your big day.
To make this a bit easier for you, here are our top 5 things to think about when selecting your supplier dream team:
1. Personality fit
We truly believe that you really need to click with your suppliers as they form part of your wedding day dream team. You will be working with them for a long period of time, so you want to ensure you get on with them and can communicate with them at ease. Also, some of your suppliers will be directly working with you on your big day such as your planner, coordinator, photographer, videographer, toastmaster and a few others – so it’s important you click with them!
2. Work style
Each supplier has a different working style in terms of everything from pre wedding communication, on the day itself through to post wedding. So for example some suppliers work in a ‘behind the scenes’ manner, whereas some like to be seen and work in a more visible style.
It’s important you understand how much experience your shortlisted suppliers have in the event type you are planning. This always helps as they will have that fuller understanding of the ceremonies and cultural norms. Also, if you really like their style and click well with them, then it’s a triple bonus.
However, this isn’t a must as most suppliers will easily adapt and transfer their skills too.
With all elements of the wedding planning process, there will be an ideal budget to stick to which you should outline before you commence planning. So when reviewing all supplier proposals, remember to keep your budget in mind as this will go hand-in-hand with the above considerations. You may absolutely love the style of a supplier however they may be double the price than you had budgeted for, so you need to weigh things up!
It’s important you do your research on your suppliers, ask for testimonials, photos, videos and references of previous couples so you can speak to them if you feel that you would like to. This will help to finalise your decision.
Finally, remember, it’s key not to rush and book the first supplier you come across. Research suppliers, shortlist down and go through the 5 key considerations above which should help to come to a decision for each of your suppliers.