To find the best fit of wedding vendors, you are going to call, email and meet with many candidates. After all, you want the crème de la crème of wedding vendors. Right? Right.
Check out a few tips to use when you’re contacting wedding vendors, and get the best results possible to book.
When you call a wedding vendor, they have standard questions they are going to ask you over the phone before giving you any information. These are standard questions they need to know before they can talk with you about prices and booking procedures. We get it, you're just calling around for prices-you don't want to answer all of the questions, but if you want the right quote, these are answers we need to know. If they don't answer, leave a message. They'll call back as soon as possible.
When you initiate an email with a wedding vendor there are a few important details you need to include. Wedding vendors cannot give you any information without these details. If you don’t include this information, they’re going to email you back with these questions. Here’s what you need to include when you’re emailing wedding vendors: wedding date, wedding venue, services you’re interested in. Always allow 24-48 business hours for a response from wedding vendors.
Wedding vendors will offer to schedule an appointment for you and your fiancé to come in and meet with them. This is a great way to put a face to the name of the person you’ve talked to over the phone or email. This is also how you will make a connection with your wedding vendors, and make sure they’re a good fit for you. Many times wedding vendors create a custom wedding package for brides that come in to meet. Now this totally depends on the wedding vendor, and the services offered- so this is not always the case.
Some wedding vendors will need to schedule a site visit with you to build an estimate. For example, production weddings require a site visit before we send an estimate. We need to meet you at your venue to discuss lighting and draping designs. There is no base price for production wedding designs—they are all tailored to you, the bride.
Now that you have some important tips, contact the wedding vendors on your list, and get to booking the crème de la crème of wedding vendors! Call us today to book your free consultation or site visit 205. 434.4040.