Let's face it: There are tens or even hundreds of great vendors per category -- and many who never make those "lists" are incredible at their jobs. So, how do you get referrals you need to grow your business? By creating powerful relationships.
It is easy to be influenced by a professional, but this is your very special day, so make sure your requests are heard. Get what you want. But, to do so, you'll need to know what you want -- and that means you need to do your homework.
Every delighted couple I've ever spoken to has always said it was all about the photos for them. Couples who felt indifferent, or worse, about their photos after their wedding, always seemed to have compromised on this one point.
Bad weather aside (because no one wants it to rain or snow on their wedding day), things happen. "Stuff" happens. Think of possible things that can happen and plan ahead for potential pitfalls or delays.
A wedding planning business may be right for you if you're organized, driven, and creative. Plus, you'll need to have people skills to deal with frazzled brides (dare we say Bridezillas?) and some business know-how to manage your finances.
With the average wedding cost soaring over $20,000 these days, every bride out there is looking for ways to save on her wedding budget, while still having the perfect dream day. But free is a dangerous game when it comes to your wedding.
Date, venue and guest count. These are the top three things that puts your caterer in the right mindset for your call. If your date isn't booked, the entire call could be for naught. And who has time to waste? Neither of you.
Yet many brides fall into some classic negotiating mistakes when contract time comes. Most first-time brides aren't experienced negotiators and repeat brides who have done this before can go over the top trying to demonstrate knowledge and aggressiveness in negotiating.
There's no shortage of in-your-face wedding planning on TV right now, but I was curious: What goes on behind the scenes that we don't know about? Are there... shall I say it... scandals in the wedding industry?
Brideys read this again. Because I can assure you that your vendors are not trying to be difficult or make it inconvenient for you to schedule an appointment with them. They are simply being mindful of the couples who are getting married the same weekend you'd like to meet.