There are lists and lists of things each wedding couple needs to consider when they are booking vendors, paying deposits, and weighing options like crazy. Here are just a few thoughts to get you started considering out-of-the-box options.
Did you know that most vendors like it when you ask them questions?
Ask your caterer what their favorite dishes to make are.
Ask your photographer what they think of your colors, lighting, and dance floor ideas.
Ask your florist what flowers hold up in the heat (if you’re outside in the summer), or in dry warm air (if you’re indoors in the winter).
Ask their recommendations for other vendors if you don’t know where to start.
The wedding industry is a pretty small world (as most industries tend to be) and they will probably have suggestions that fit your needs, timeline, personalities, and finances.
These people have seen, done, and made magic for countless special days and they want YOU to have the best day of your life.
Ask them to help you and you just might be surprised at all of the things they know.
So my suggestion is: ask as many questions as you can.
The people in the industry will know better than any wedding website what the industry standards are, what the good ideas might be, and who to ask if you don’t know.
You never know, their suggestions might help you to think of things that are unique, special, and priceless additions to your wedding.
What about you? What fun thing did you find out by asking your wedding vendors? Comment below!
Sarah is our new Wedding Wednesday blogger. She is one of our fabulous giver brides from 2012 who walked into Get Hitched Give Hope with the intent on getting married in Jamaica in 2014, and walked out with packages and vendors she fell in love with, and a new plan for a fall 2013 Seattle wedding. Sarah will be bringing us thoughts on the wedding industry and wedding planning from the perspective of a bride who isn’t the traditional “been dreaming of my wedding since I was five” type of girl.
photo by Barbie Hull