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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Wedding Vendors: Turning “I Do” into “I Did It Right!”

March 20, 2024

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You’ve got the bling, set the date, and now it’s time to create the magic on your big day by choosing your perfect wedding vendors. The choices are overwhelming with great suppliers in every area so I’ve created these tips and tricks to help you navigate this wide world of wedding vendors and turn your special day into a fairytale.

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Begin with a Vision:

Before you dive into the vendor wonderland, discuss your perfect image with your partner. What style are you envisioning? A boho bash in the woods, or a classic affair with a touch of glam? Establishing your dream aesthetic will guide you in selecting vendors who align with your vision.

Research, Research, Research:

Attend bridal shows, peruse wedding magazines, and surf the web like a pro. Attend bridal shows, read reviews, and explore online portfolios. The more you know about potential suppliers, the better equipped you’ll be to make informed decisions and choose vendors whose work resonates with your dreams.

Get By With a Little Help from Friends:

One of your best resources for recommendations is your social network. Friends, family, and even that distant cousin who got married last year – they’re all potential sources of vendor gold. Personal recommendations can be a golden ticket to finding vendors who not only deliver but also add a personal touch to your day.

Read Reviews Like a Love Story:

Dive into the treasure trove of online reviews. These real-life experiences from other couples provide essential insights into the vendor’s professionalism, reliability, and ability to turn dreams into reality. Don’t shy away from the occasional horror story, but focus on the overall satisfaction of the couples. You can check out my raves here, as well as on Google, Instagram & Facebook.

Meet the Dream Makers:

Schedule meetings with your shortlisted vendors. It’s not just about their skills but also their personality. Consider how much time you’ll be spending with each vendor, especially on your big day. The hair & make-up artists will be building your excitement in the morning, your photographer will be guiding you through your afternoon and your venue co-ordinator will be leading you through your evening reception. Your vendors should understand your vision, be passionate about their craft, and, most importantly, make you feel comfortable.

Set a Realistic Budget:

While it’s crucial to stick to your financial limits, remember that quality comes at a price. Be realistic about your budget and prioritize vendors based on what matters most to you. Splurge on the elements that will make your heart sing and compromise on the less critical aspects.

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Trust Your Instincts:

Your gut feeling is your trusty sidekick on this magical journey. If something feels off or if a supplier doesn’t align with your vision, trust that feeling. Your intuition is a powerful guide that can help you make choices that align with your heart.

Secure Your Dream Team Early:

Once you find vendors who tick all the boxes, don’t procrastinate. Talented and reputable suppliers are often booked well in advance. Secure your dream team early to ensure they are available on your special day. You can view my diary and book an appointment for a chat and a coffee here.

Good Luck!

Choosing the right wedding vendors is a crucial step in turning your vision into reality. By following these tips, you’ll be well-equipped to assemble a dream team of suppliers who will turn your wedding day into a fairy tale come true. So go forth and may your wedding be as magical as your love story!


One extra tip I offer to all my current and potential couples is that the initial stage of wedding planning is the toughest. You have to do all the work, ask all the questions (and you’re not even sure what the right questions are!) and find all the answers. But as your wedding approaches, it will become much easier, although I’ll admit it will also be much busier! Your vendor dream team will contact you in good time to plan everything to ensure that everything runs perfectly and will guide you through everything.

Remember, all your vendors want their part of your wedding to run as smoothly as possible, and we’re all well-experienced in ensuring your day is the dream you have imagined!

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