One of the big pain points in wedding planning is choosing the “right” vendors. By “right” vendors, I mean someone who reliable, high-quality and affordable. To me, choosing the DJ was probably the hardest vendor. I feel like a DJ makes or breaks the party. I found all my vendors using the tips below, so I promise they work!
Word of Mouth
When starting your search, talk to friends and family to see if they have any recommendations or have any connections. Being able to talk to someone you trust who used the vendor first hand is going to be your best bet. I’ve even seen my Facebook friends put out posts looking for recommendations, which is actually a really good idea!
Ask the Venue
Most of the time venues have a list of trusted vendors. These are normally going to be pretty in line with your price points due to the venue’s price. Since they work with the venue often, they know who to talk to and when and where everything is or should go.
Wedding Wire/The Knot
ALWAYS, check wedding websites like Wedding Wire or The Knot for reviews. When people are unhappy they are going to leave their thoughts here. This will be a very transparent place to read other bride’s thoughts.
Local Bridal Magazines
In North Texas, there is a local bridal magazine called Brides of North Texas. This magazine showcases staged weddings and other real weddings with all the vendors listed. This is a great way to see the vibe each vendor specializes and makes it super easy to say I want something like this!
Talk to the Vendors
Don’t be afraid to talk to the vendors and reach out for prices and set up calls to get to know them and get more acclimated with their process and prices to see if it’s a good fit.
Vendors Used for My Wedding
Wedding Planner: Pam Hill with Twigs and Twine
Photography: Outland Photography
Caterer: Joe T Garcia’s
Florist: Blushington Blooms
Hair and Make Up: Meagan Bechtel
Linens and Place Setting Rentals: May I Serve U
Vintage Rental: Rent My Dust