One of the most important, and crucial aspects of wedding planning will be choosing your vendors. A vendor is any company, business, or individual that offers you their professional services. This will include your florist and your reception venue, among others. If you won’t be enlisting the help of a wedding planner, you will be set with the responsibility of finding the vendors on your own. This is not difficult, but should be considered carefully, as they play an important part in your big day.
With wedding vendors, you should be very hands on. By being thorough in evaluating and considering all of your options, you can be sure you are getting exactly what you want, with no surprises. Choosing a baker for your cake, for instance, should involve a tasting, and the viewing of a portfolio of their previous work. This applies particularly when you’re having a custom cake made. A band will also require the same method, in addition to a full breakdown of all the costs. Often times, particularly with venues, you’ll find that what price you thought you’d be paying, was only the initial fee and other expenses can quickly build. A good example is choosing a venue that will cater your reception dinner, especially those that offer a bar.
Your best resource for choosing wedding vendors is to visit a wedding expo. These events host dozens of reputable vendors, where you can find exactly what you need, all in the same place. From your dress, to your caterer, to your florist, everything is under one roof. This is also an ideal resource for brides on a budget. You’ll find that not only do you have a wide selection, but you can also easily stick to the budget you’ve set, without sacrificing your dream wedding vision.