What types of vendors did you have? POLL

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What type(s) of vendors did you use?
    Outside Professionals : (57 votes)
    57 %
    DIY : (19 votes)
    19 %
    Friends/family : (24 votes)
    24 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 16
    Member
    3846 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Professionals: venue + catering, photography, makeup, ceremony set-up, bouquets, bouts & hair flowers, cake

    Family/friends: Centrepieces, hair, violin, officiant (well he’s a minister so a combo with professional)

     

    DIY: DJ (we did the BEST job!), invites (ordered online though), seating chart, menus and place-cards, brownies and juice!

     

    Post # 17
    Member
    3370 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    We used pros dor everything. We know people who are event planners, photographers, hair and make up artists, amazing bakers, and even a DJ, but I absolutely refused to mix business with friendship because it can go sour so easily. I decided I wanted to keep everything to do with the wedding on a strictly business level. I’ve seen, and experienced, one too many incidents where personal relationships were spoiled by business relationships.

    Post # 18
    Member
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Pro:

    Makeup/hair
    Venue/Catering
    Photography

    DIY:

    Flowers- centrepieces (costco!)
    Decor (ordered table runners, tablecoths, mason jars, wood slices, etc- going to set up day before)

    Friends/Family:
    Silk flowers (friend makes beautiful arrangements, she’s going to make my flower crown&bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, and the groomsmans boutinneers (sp?))
    Invitations (friend makes cards for a living but this will be her first time making invitations! It’ll be a fun experience to do with her!)
    Officiant (a friend of ours)
    Favours (friend owns a honey business, going to make individual pots for favours)

    Post # 19
    Member
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Pro:

    hair/makeup

    officiant – our priest 

    Ceremony music – we hired the parish music director to play piano along with a bagpiper

    venue – and they also provided a student worker to play our playlist from Groove

    servers for the food – actually just some college kids but we paid them 

    DIY: 

    invitations/programs/name cards 

    flowers

    decor – our bridal party helped make some of it and set up the day before

    food – with some help from our grandmas 

    Family/friends:

    cantor – one of our friends offered to sing at the ceremony for us

    photography – DH’s best friend is a professional and we planned to hire her, but she decided last minute to gift this to us

    cake/cupcakes – originally intended to buy from a bakery but they lost my order so one of my bridesmaids who is a wonderful baker offered to help

     

     

    Post # 20
    Member
    1979 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    We had outside professionals but that was only because our parents and grandparents paid for our wedding.

    Post # 21
    Member
    1884 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Friends/family:

    Officiant (pastor of our church)

    Choir (from the church)

    Photographers (two friends who volunteered)

    Decoration (an aunt)

    Driver (a friend)

     

    DIY:

    Invitations

    Cake

    Favours

     

    Professional:

    Hair and make up, but she’s my husband’s aunt so we got a discount

    Caterer

     

    Post # 22
    Member
    7459 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    somathemagical :  we only used professionals…it just so happened that some of our friends and family ARE wedding professionals. My Mother-In-Law is a calligrapher, my husband’s best friend from college is an epic wedding cake designer (published in magazines, does cakes for $100k+ weddings), my cousin owns a hair salon, and a family friend is a member of one of the best bands in our area. So we used all of them and got either discounts/gifted services but I wouldn’t use friends who aren’t also people that get paid to work weddings regularly. 

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