(Closed) did you interview your vendors before picking them?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Tracyg123: Start checking out reviews from other brides and get a feel for how their experiences were. Then make an appointment to check out a portfolio, go to the catering tasting, check out a photographer’s style and see if you can work well together. Have your budget set too. Audition some entertainment.

Are you using a wedding planner?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well I blindly picked my officiant on line, but he seemed to be the man to get the job done, I did have a tasting with the cake artist, i ruled her out, too expensive and cake not so good…………….

Caterer, we went and had a tasting, blew us away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Signed right there.

 

DJ was a family friend so we knew he was good.

We then had another family friend who ended up making our cupcakes and cake at a lower price.  Much better than high priced “artist”!

Our photographer was our family, so can’t help ya there.

 

I did a LOT of researching online before anything else.  Just narrow it down, and take your time.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Lots and Lots of online research!!!! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Tracyg123: i am certainly interested in what replies you may get. I have a vendor who wants to set up a meeting, but han’t told me her prices yet.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I agree with KatyElle, start by looking at any reviews you can find on them and then go from there. I found what really worked for us was acting like we weren’t ready to just jump on any proposal offer we got. If vendors know (or think) that they are one in a few prospectives, they will try harder and offer lower prices.

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