Selecting the right suppliers

When choosing your wedding suppliers it is so important to ensure they are the right fit for you as a couple, and your aspirations for your wedding day. I’ve narrowed it down to 5 essential boxes your suppliers should tick to guarantee they are the perfect fit for you:

*Look at their previous work…

-It seems like an obvious suggestion, but it’s so important to examine previous work and their style-do you want a photographer that edits in a dark and moody style, or bright and vibrant? Is their portfolio full of posed portraits or natural documentary style? You’ll probably begin with this stage in order to see if they seem like a good fit on face value.

*What do people say about them?..

-Have a read over their online reviews, speak to suppliers who have worked with them before and get their views on the industry pro, to gather a variety of honest and useful feedback. You may have friends and family who have worked with the supplier before and you may have even seen them in action at other weddings yourself! 

*Connection is everything…

-Do they understand you? Do you connect with them and immediately ‘click’ in personality? Lots of you will be liaising with your suppliers for up to and over a year, so it’s important you connect with your suppliers and can envisage yourselves building a friendly working relationship together. Try meeting your suppliers in person or via Zoom/telephone before booking, instead of solely via email-you can get a much better feel of their personality and attitude. 

*Trust…

-Linking to having that connection, do you trust that the supplier can achieve what you desire for your wedding day? Having built that connection, do you trust that they can create your wedding day vision and even exceed your expectations? When liaising with wedding suppliers, often you’re dealing with creative professionals-do you have belief in their creative processes, expertise and skill to take your ideas and bring them to life?

*You get what you pay for…

-My couples have varying budgets, and also within that varying desires on where to prioritise their budget, so blowing your budget and over-stretching your finances on your suppliers isn’t my advice here. But if Videography, for example, is something you value really highly and is one of the most important elements for your big day, it’s worth investing in that element wisely-be that through investing time researching compatibility, investing trust in them delivering what you envision, and investing money on booking them. 

And if you have connected with a luxury wedding planner and floral designer like myself, then why not let us get each of these boxes ticked on your behalf-putting the best of the best suppliers in front of you, which match your specific requirements and wedding desires. There is no single magic recipe for a wedding, which is the beauty of my job! That being said, I’m confident I possess those special ingredients-the creative skill, knowledge of suppliers and logistical expertise-to make the magic happen time and time again…

Kim x

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