Your wedding is one of the most important days you’ll remember. And let’s face it, it is an expensive day. Even with meticulous planning, situations may occur (okay, go wrong) and it is directly because of one of your wedding vendors.
If you read this blog, you know, we keep it real here.
When these things happen, it’s easy to get very upset. We get that. That’s is why it is so important to hire professional vendors. Businesses that have experience and the means to make sure that your day goes smoothly and wonderfully.
However, there are situations that can make things go terribly wrong.
when planning your special day, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Vendors are human. Which means they are not perfect (hate that word). There are unforseen health problems. Workers that don’t show up. Product that doesn’t get shipped. On a personal note, we had two weddings planned a couple of days after the death of my father (clients never knew), worked with a broken toe and a fever of 102 degrees. You cannot plan for these situations, but you must get the job done.
- Have realistic goals for your wedding. It will not be perfect, because there is no such thing. It can, however, be one of the best and most memorable days of your life.
- Get things in writing. A caterer may verbally agree to have 18 waitstaff to assist with serving your wedding guests. But if it is verbal and you have a concern, then you need to make sure you get it in writing. Always, get it in writing. I cannot tell you how many times I have worked with sales people at venues/catering that promise services but then they are no longer employed by the time the wedding is there. They promise this and that. But if it is verbal, you do not have a leg to stand on.
- Sometimes it’s out of our control. Inclement weather and acts of God is usually written into contracts. Rain plans with no tents, no additional electricity provided and so on. We do the best we can under the circumstances that are dealt to us. You should keep that in mind when hiring and planning your wedding.
- Vendors are not mind readers. If you are not happy during your wedding then communicate. Sometimes (not all the time) vendors are capable of fixing what is bothering you. But if we don’t know about it until Monday after your celebration, then there is not much anyone can change at that point.
feature photo credit: jordan barclay photography