vendor question

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i looked at companies that have everything.  though more affordable than each vendor separate, the quality was lacking. 

ask to see as much as you can in terms of their photos.

make sure the people you meet with are the ones that will do your event and they won’t pull a bait and switch on the day of the event.

Post # 6
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Make sure you find other places to compare them to, and also make sure you request a copy of their contract at your meeting (to review) & read it throughly! We even had a lawyer friend look through a few of ours.

You can always request changes to a contract that you’re not comfortable with – it is, after all, a contract between two people (not just to protect the vendor).

I’d also suggest you ask what they can do for you (cost-wise, extras, etc.) if you are interested in booking multiple services through them.
Don’t tell them right off the bat that you want to book all services with them – let them think you’re open to other possibilities if the price/ services aren’t right (which you should be!)

And bring a printed list of questions, make sure you write their answers down.
Not only for your own reference, but to compare with the quote/contract later on.

Here’s a good starter list from Ms.Fondue:

I used her list as a base for our DJ questions, but also added my own questions as well.

Don’t be afraid to be direct – in the end, this is a business transaction and it’s your money – they want more of it and you want to make certain you spend it on something worthwhile.

Oh, and BTW – a vendor should have their own insurance (and that should be in the contract! and also a question you ask them!), though you can purchase wedding insurance in case they don’t show up, equipment fails, etc.; it’s not really a required thing.

Good luck!

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