(Closed) Picking vendors! Well, picking EVERYTHING! Budget or questions first?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Please, please, please, learn from my mistake- know you budget before you do anything. The money talk with parents and Fiance is never a fun one, but it’s absolutely necessary. Figure out how much you can feasably afford, and then pick your three most important elements- for us it was venue, photography, cake. These are the things you feel most comfortable splurging on. Having a bugdet set helps research SO much because it narrows your list a little. As this and so many other websites show, a wedding can be pulled off at any budget- sometimes it just takes some creativity. Knowing your limits allows you to see just how creative you’ll have to be.

Hopefully that helps a little- congratulations!!!

Post # 4
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Didn’t see the last qustion- our venue does our lighting as a part of everything, I’ve seen DJs offer lighting packages, as well as seperate lighting only vendors- given how expensive florists tend to be, I would figure out what all comes with your venue before signing anything with them.

Post # 5
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63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!!

Figure out your budget first.  And, it isn’t too early to request information.  I actually started researching venues and all that after Darling Husband took me ring shopping but before he actually proposed. Innocent

As for lighting, it was also included with our venue for about $500.  If that is a must for you, try to find a venue that includes lighting as an option.

Post # 6
Member
44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we didnt  have a budget planned out ahead of time.  we just interviewed and called vendors and asked what they charged and if it was comparable to others then we said “ok, well i guess we are paying 1000 for a dj! and so on with photographer..etc..

I thought a dj was about 500 and turned out most of the decent ones ( not a kid with a turn table) was around 1000. so i dont know how you budget if you dont know how much things cost?! You just have to get out there and decide whats inportant to you and what you are willing to pay. we are paying for a great dj but are slimming back on flowers.

 

we did find a venue that was the same price but also offered alot of freebies that others didnt. so it is good to make them work against eachother to get your business!

 

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