Wedding Ceremony at Upside Cider in Kelowna, BC. Orchard Wedding Setting.

Choosing your Wedding Vendor Team

Vendor Selection – How to Choose The Right Team For Your Celebration.

Planning a wedding can be an exciting but overwhelming experience. With so many wedding vendor decisions to make, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the options. Thankfully, this guide provides useful tips on how to choose the right team for your big day!

Kelowna Wedding Ceremony at Upside Cider. Orchard setting.
Courtesy of Heatherly Photography

Set a Budget

Setting a budget is a key step in finding the right vendors for your wedding. It’s important to think about what services you will need and how much you can afford to spend on each of them. Make sure that you are realistic with your budget – it’s easy to go over if you don’t keep track of prices, so setting a budget ahead of time is critical for staying within your means!
Also, discussing what is more important to you versus what is not as important to you. For example, having fantastic photos captured is critical, but perhaps choosing to rent a van to get the wedding party around over a limo. You don’t have to go for the top of the line item for all the things. Pick what is important to you.


Research Vendors

Once you’ve set a budget for your wedding vendor, it’s time to start researching and choosing the right team for your special day. Start by asking friends and family for recommendations, or asking your wedding planner, or search online for vendors in your area. Narrow down your search even further by looking at reviews and feedback from other customers. This will help you get an idea of which vendors have earned a good reputation, as well as provide insights into their services and pricing.

If you are working with us for your wedding, we will help you with our wide experience with who will be the right fit for you. Including your budget or what service you are looking for. We know who will fit best.

Ask For Referrals

Asking for referrals is one of the most effective ways to find vendors that are trusted and qualified to work with. Get recommendations from friends, family members, or colleagues who have recently worked with wedding professionals for their events. They can share their experiences on vendors they’ve hired and help point you in the right direction. Once you’ve identified potential vendors, you should look into their websites, social media accounts, reviews, portfolios, and other online presence before asking them any questions.
You can also ask the wedding vendors that you have already booked for their recommendation. Or your venue will also have suggestions for you.

Take Your Time To Evaluate Qualified Candidates

Don’t rush into making decisions. Take your time to evaluate each vendor and consider which one best fits your needs, budget, and style. It’s important to take the time to ask any questions you may have that are not answered on their website or social media accounts. You should also arrange for an interview or consultation with each wedding vendor so you can get a better understanding of their work, including discussing any technical aspects that might affect your final decision.

Make Your Selection With Confidence

Research and knowledge is the key to making well informed decisions about your wedding vendors. Knowing exactly what you want and need, considering the quality of their work and customer satisfaction record, will help you to make confident selections for yourself and your wedding day. Be sure to ask vendors good questions, get references from past clients, trust your gut feeling, and always read a contract through extremely carefully before signing anything. Once you have made all of your decisions, enjoy the process of wedding planning with peace of mind!

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