Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…..and it can also be quite stressful.
How do you find the right match for you? How do you know who to trust? Where do you go for advice?
To get the best results from your wedding, you will need to have the right planning and organising in place. You’ll also need to know the right questions to ask and what pitfalls to avoid.
A few tips to find the right person for you!
Do your homework.You will get much more out of a meeting or conversation with a wedding professional if you do a little background homework first. Spend some time on the internet and talking to friends who have recently been married. Get and idea or what you do and don’t like. This way when you meet a wedding vendor you will be able to ask better questions and have an idea of what to look out for.
Meet with them. An in person meeting is the best way to interview a potential wedding vendor. It lets you get the full experience of their personality, style and professionalism. You may absolutely love a photographers work online, but if you meet with them and you don’t feel any connection, then its likely that person wont be able to bring out the best of you, in your wedding photos.
Ask Questions ! There are no stupid questions. Make sure you get clear specific answers to any of your questions. If a vendor does not answer any of your questions fully or you are not satisfied with the answer then move on, they are not for you. The best wedding professionals are patient and understanding, and should take the time to help you with any of your concerns.
Listen. Dont just hear the words, listen, really listen. Whats the vendors body language. Are they confident and comfortably answering your questions. Or do they look and sound nervous. Are they avoiding any issues? What is your gut feeling? If your gut tells you something doesn’t feel right, then its probably not.
Do they have public liability. The only answer here is YES. This protects you in case an unfortunate accident should occur on the wedding day. Its also a sign that this is a reputable business, since most hobbyist or “fly by nighters” don’t invest in insurance. These days the majority or reception venues require a copy of companies public liability before they allow then to enter their premises .
Ask who will be providing the service at your wedding. i.e whether it be an MC, videographer, photographer, florist, who will you be working with? Some companies hire sub contractors, in fact, this is quite common in the wedding industry. You need to make sure you ask WHO will be covering your special day. Make sure you meet with them and you view their wedding work!!