As 2012 approaches, it is a great time to think about finalizing wedding details. What better way than to attend an upcoming bridal show in your area.
Bridal shows provide an opportunity to meet with hundreds of vendors in one location. With so many talented vendors all competing for the opportunity to win your business, how do you go about finding the right vendors for your wedding.
If you have not already done so, request a copy of your wedding venue's vendor list prior to attending the bridal show. Reputable vendors who have provided service at the venue and are highly recommended are listed. You typically get the best value and they will make sure that all of your vendors are set up for the big day.
Consider your style and budget. Choose the vendors you feel most comfortable with and that best suit your personal style. Your vendor should listen to your ideas and offer suggestions that will enhance your wedding day vision. Choose a minimum of three vendors for each category and set up appointments with each.
Be sure to check references and read through contracts completely before signing with any vendor. Visit your top choices a few times to establish a relationship. You will want to make sure they meet your needs throughout the entire wedding planning process as well as on the wedding day.
Planning the most important day of your life takes time and dedication. The final result will be well worth the time spent finding the perfect vendor to share in your special day!
Director of Catering / Wedding Specialist