|Vendors Who "Get" You
Not too long ago, I was getting my hair done with a new colorist at a new salon that I had never been to. While this salon had good reviews, street credibility and looked nice from the outside - I was still a bit nervous about if my hair would turn out as I wanted it to. I sat down, explained how I wanted the color to be to the best of my knowledge (admittedly - hair color technique is not my specialty!) and crossed my fingers as she started the process of coloring and foiling my hair. Soon it was time to wash out the product and see the final results and I was so nervous!
Do you ever feel like you're just at the will of your wedding vendor? Do you feel nervous about if your photos are going to come out right or the decor will look just as you imagined it? It's probably your first time dealing with vendors like this, or planning an event of this magnitude - and you're just hoping that you've hired the right people to make it happen. It's an exhausting feeling to deal with - and one that many brides live with for their entire engagement.
But it doesn't have to be that way! In order to truly enjoy your engagement period and planning your wedding (Enjoy it? Say it isn't so! :)) - not to mention your wedding day - you should be putting a high level of focus on finding vendors that GET you. When you sit down to coffee for a consult with that florist, videographer or baker - you should feel like you're sitting with a friend who wants the best for you on your big day. It's completely vital to the state of your wedding that the vendors you hire to execute your wishes truly understand your style and can be trusted with your vision.
So... are they? Or did you settle for your mom's friend who offered to handle the desserts? Or were you busy that week and didn't want to take the effort to find the perfect photographer for your budget - so you hired the first one you met? Are you having buyer's regret?
That's OK too! Don't feel guilty about second-guessing your decision. While you should often feel confident in the decisions you are making during the planning - there is certainly a time to take a hard look at what you've done and if you're not comfortable...change it. There is no shame in pulling out on an agreement (however, make sure you know the terms of it and what it means for your money) in order to hire someone who you think is better suited. It's been done a million times before, trust me!
So while I was nervous about my hair, it turned out perfectly fine. My gut feeling about going to this salon and that specific beautician had served me well this time around. And now I know that every time I go there, I can trust her to see my vision through - because she jives with me. You should feel that confident about each and every vendor you're putting into your wedding day, as well. And if not - it's time to make an adjustment.
What are your guidelines for picking your wedding vendors?
Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto.
~ Lope de Vega ~
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ForeverTV VIB Cocktail Party
Are you a ForeverTV Very Important Bride (VIB)? Come out to the Carlson Towers for this fun night out! Bring your man or your bridesmaids and enjoy this fun party - complete with food, drinks and a comedian - while mingling with some of the metro's top wedding vendors!
I am helping with this event and have free tickets to give away - please let me know if you'd like to go and how many ticket you need ASAP!
In(dy)spire: The Independent Wedding Fair
Enjoy this unique fair while learning more about different aspects of your wedding through presentations and meeting with local, independant wedding vendors.
Bride's Night Out
The Minneapolis Beauty Lounge is hosting a get-together for local brides to get pampered! Find out more about our services and other local vendors at this relaxing event.