#75 – Information That you Need Before you Meet with Your Vendors

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Information That You Need Before You Meet with Your Vendors– Episode
#75

In this episode, we give you some questions you might not have thought to ask at your vendor consultations.

Going into a consultation prepared will help you keep on – track and remember what all you need to know.  We have a great list for you.

Venue: (Episode #3)

Guest count

How long for an ambulance or fire department to come out to the venue

Questions

  1. Parking and handicap accessibility?
  2. Weather contingency plan?
  3. Insurance, liability, cancellation or postponement?

Planner: (Episode #19)

Venue info

Estimated guest number

Ideas

Planner notebook

Budget

Questions

  1. Are you a certified wedding planner?
  2. If your event is outdoors what is your weather contingency plan?
  3. What type of planning do you offer? Logistical only or design and logistical?

Photographer: (Episode #7)

Venue info

Budget

An idea of the style of photography that you are looking for.

Question

  1. Do you have a portfolio and are all of the photos weddings that you have shot?
  2. How do you feel about guests taking photos?
  3. Do you have a second shooter and what happens if you are unable to make it?

Floral: (Episode #13)

Pinterest page

Budget

Venue info and table count

Flower choices

Questions

  1. What design styles are you most comfortable with?
  2. Do you deliver and setup and who will do that?
  3. Will you work with my cake designer if I need flowers for my cake?

Caterer: (Episode #25)

Budget

Estimated guest count

Idea of food you'd like

Venue info

Questions

  1. What do you do with the leftover food? Take home, guests, shelter
  2. Licensed? Insurance?
  3. Is there a banquet manager?

Cake: (Episode #51)

Budget

Venue info

Pics and idea of what you want

Estimated guest count

Questions:

  1. What do we do if the cake gets damaged?
  2. How far in advance is the cake made?
  3. What are the icing options?

DJ: (Episode #21)

Budget

Venue info

Idea of what music you want

Questions:

  1. Do you have the ability to mic the ceremony as well as the reception?
  2. Will you create the reception timeline or will you work with my planner?
  3. What kind of space or stage do you require?

We hope this helps prepare you for your many vendor consultations.

-Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-

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In this episode, we give you some questions you might not have thought to ask at your vendor consultations during a consultation.
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