Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How to Choose Your ' Vendor Tribe '

So you’ve gathered a list of Vendor recommendations from friends, recent brides, your wedding planner, and even a few 'online' acquaintances.

You've viewed their websites, looked at portfolios, and gathered a general idea about overall price.
But, how will you narrow it down to picking ' The One ' ?

It all comes down to personality. And by that…..I mean yours.
Take stock in how you feel around them at your Complimentary Meet & Greet.

Do they get you?
Do you feel at ease in their presence?
Do you want to stay a little longer and chat?
Would you add them as a friend on your Facebook page?

(OK, kinda kidding on the last one there!)

Feeling like old friends isn't going to happen each & every time.
But your level of comfort, and getting your Q & A completed in full, is the first sign that your business and wedding is of importance to them.

How about bringing along a Vendor Questionnaire ?
You don't have to pull out a clipboard & form - but getting a baseline of information to compare Vendors is crucial.
Being prepared lessens the pressure you feel, and will let the conversation flow.

You may forget many of the crucial questions you need answered when gawking at gorgeous photos of flowers, cupcake displays and linen choices.
I'm just saying!

It's always wise to have a Reference Point.

Here’s to Stylish Sanity!

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