Jean’s Top 10 Tips for Planning Your Wedding – Part 8

8. Make sure your vendors are trained and experienced in weddings

A wedding is unlike any other type of gathering or social event. It is more than a “big party with some wedding stuff” thrown in.

For a smooth, flawless wedding day, surround yourself with people who understand the dynamics that exist only with weddings, not to mention the experience to deal with the emotions that will be running high. Ask for references and credentials. Find out their qualifications. Then after you’ve hired them, trust them to do it right.

You may think you’ll save a bundle if you let Aunt Helen make your cake, or Uncle Jack take your pictures. Even though you know them, do you really know their work? Their style may not match what you envision for your wedding day, and as relatives, it will be much harder to tell them “No. That’s not the way I want it to be.”

Also, you create a fine line between ‘are they guests at your wedding and allowed to fun, or are they workers with a job to do.’ Remember the old adage, “You get what you pay for.”

Simply put, “you call a plumber when you’ve got problems with the pipes, and a doctor when you are sick.” Well, you’ve got a wonderful wedding day to enjoy – so use the people who specialize in giving you the products and services you need and want for this occasion.

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