Guest Post By: Jennifer Hartman, Wedding Planner, Heart 2 Heart Occasions
Come close… I’ll let you in on a little secret. Your venue holds treasures of untold wealth. Imagine your venue contact/coordinator is a hair stylist. What do you do when you get your hair done…. you spill every last piece of drama and gossip you know! Well the same happens behind the scenes at receptions. Your wedding coordinator or venue contact will know which vendors are thorough, show up early, are respected by brides, and which ones are the best to work with. And how do you become the holder of such wealth? All you gotta do is ask.
When it comes to choosing vendors, there are so many options and it can sometimes get confusing. Some venues will supply you with a preferred vendors list. This isn’t always the same thing as asking their opinion. Many times vendors make that list by paying a monthly fee, referring a minimum number of brides, or in trade. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best vendors.
And if you want their unbiased opinion, ask when it’s just the two of you. You are sure to get an earful of knowledge that could make or break your wedding. Or in the very least, make your hectic life just a little easier. And who wouldn’t want that!