We are often told by new clients, after securing our services, about how relieved they feel that they found a vendor they love and the process of the hiring is over. We get it. The process of hiring vendors is challenging. There are a wide breadth of different vendors, at a huge range of price ranges, in every category. Bridal Shows are a great opportunity to meet a lot of professionals under one roof in one afternoon, but the sheer volume of choices and information can be confusing and intimidating.
So, how can you make this hiring process easier while ensuring that you get a great group of professionals helping you with your wedding?
Weddings are intricate events. There are a lot of "moving parts": Timelines to be managed, special moments to be executed, large groups of people to be coordinated...there's a lot going on! One of the most critical pieces of advice we can give for a successful event: Hire vendors who work together a lot! Vendors who get along, who know each other's tendencies, and who have a history of successful events together is a recipe for an amazingly well-run event.
So, at a Bridal Show, or a vendor interview, ask a vendor who their other vendor friends are. If you've booked a vendor or two already, ask who they prefer to work with and ask for an intro at the Bridal Show or for their promotional materials. See if you can tell how a vendor you are considering is getting along with their "Bridal Show Booth neighbors". Does the vendor look like they are having FUN at the Bridal Show? If not, it might be because they don't have any friends there (sounds silly, but it isn't).
We are extremely proud to have some amazingly talented friends in just about every vendor category. Just ask us, we will help you build an amazing team!