(Closed) Based on what did you select your wedding vendors?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Based on what did you select your wedding vendors?
    Quality of work (based on portfolio photos or other images showing product/service) : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Reviews : (0 votes)
    Price : (1 votes)
    6 %
    All of the above : (15 votes)
    88 %
    Other ways (please describe below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    11693 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Katyxa:  I looked at their reviews and their work and their prices.  Then I contacted them if I was happy with each of those.  The biggest thing for me though, was how well I got along with them and how well they communicated.  There’s one photographer that I loved and his price was the best of the bunch, but I just didn’t feel like we clicked, I didn’t want to talk to him (which is really really weird for me).

    Post # 4
    2610 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I would say all of the above but kind of in this order…

    1. Reviews
    2. Price
    3. Quality of Work (not based on reviews – but on their own examples)

    So, for example two DJs I compared…one had amazing reviews was voted best in the state and cost $200 more than the other DJ I looked at that had good reviews but a few bad ones and refused to meet with us in person — we went with the best reviews, even though they cost more because it wasn’t that much more.

    It was really a balancing act for me between getting quality for a good price.  I read a lot of reviews from various sources, looked at local wedding resources too. Also, word of mouth between vendors factored in a lot too. When I mention our bakery to other vendors they’re so excited about our cake, our reception coordinator got rave reviews from our DJ etc..it helps to ask around to see if they’ve worked together before. Like our DJ has worked with almost all our other vendors and had great things to say about them.

    Post # 5
    1674 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    A lot of mine were recommendations.  I was at a wedding in Chicago and Loved the DJ so we booked her for ours, My company Holiday party was at the hotel my wedding is going to take place at, found it and got to see an example of their service at my Holdiay work party, Flowers were a recommendation from a co-woker, I still shopped around and read reviews, but ultimately she was the best so we hired her.  Photographer was found off the knot.com, still not sure we made the right decision there, but I’m hoping my photos will be fabulous! 

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