Planning your wedding should be fun and exciting, like a play created with love by both partners. You are the shining stars and everyone else involved in this event should contribute to the success of the outcome. Finding the right people who will make your wedding vision come true is crucial. Style Concept offers you some essential tips for choosing the best team possible:
- Find the perfect fit for you: Before you start your research, it’s important to understand that not all vendors are suitable for all couples either in terms of style or budget and vice versa. The no 1 rule in successfully hiring the wedding professionals who are going to be good for you is to make sure that you are both on the same page in terms of aesthetics and communication. You are going to spend a few months working together for transforming your dreams and wishes into reality, therefore good communication and team work are essential.
- Make a shortlist of vendors: Most couples start their wedding preparation steps with inspiration that comes from wedding blogs, magazines and social media or recommendations from friends. Nevertheless, as no two weddings are alike, you will soon realize that your choices must be adapted to your personal style and expectations. Get organized and focus your creative energy on the following: Write down your preferences and create a shortlist of vendors, with not more than 3 names per category; it will keep things simpler. Most vendors have a professional website with a contact form available to all potential clients. Don’t hesitate to send a note mentioning your wedding details like date, location, some basic info about you and your fiancé and ask for a meeting. When you’re first inquiring, it’s important to give some hints of your taste and preferences or to mention what made you reach out to this specific vendor.
- Ask questions: Once you meet your candidates, don’t forget to ask questions, lots of them. A competent and experienced professional will be glad to answer any questions that you may have, as an opportunity to show off his/her skills, competence and knowledge. Ask them what they recommend, what type of weddings they specialize in, what’s their favorite style, how long they’ve been into business, what’s their availability? Could they collaborate with the other professionals or any family members involved?
- Hire people who can follow your budget: Whether you are money-savvy or you are in for a larger than life wedding, recruit a team that is able to adjust creatively your wishes to your budget. You only need to define from the beginning what your needs are and how much you are willing to spend. If you are clear with your financial frame, you will receive quotes to meet exactly what you asked for.
Do you have more questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss further on your wedding planning. At Style Concept we plan, design, style and coordinate the event from scratch till the very last detail emphasizing at the points that will project your unique personality. Whatever your choices are, finishing touches are important to contribute to a memorable day as every love story deserves a happy ending!
Photo Credits: Greg Finck Photography & Corbin Gurkin Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings