TIP OF THE DAY: You can find loads of information by reading brochures, looking at websites etc, but people who work in the wedding industry and see weddings week in week out are also great people to ask for their own PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. Many venues have a ‘supplier list’ but what you will find is a lot of these companies are on that list because they have paid to do so. There are also lots of fantastic companies who don’t need to pay to advertise because word of mouth gets their bookings in….and you don’t want to miss out on finding one of these gems. Never feel that you can only choose a supplier from the venues list as well. You are completely free to create your own WEDDING TEAM around you.
Ask the wedding planner who they would choose themselves if they were getting married and why. Ask your photographer who they think are fantastic at hair and make up and make people look amazing in photos. Ask your bridal dress shop who they think do flowers that will compliment your dresses perfectly….you get the picture!
Also, don’t be afraid to ask if you can make adjustments. You want to do YOUR wedding YOUR way. Most suppliers are more than happy to try something new at a wedding so welcome new ideas. They may not always be able to accommodate the changes, but you’ll never know if you don’t ask. Remember, you only plan to do this the once so you want to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.