There are a variety of wedding vendors. Nevertheless, all wedding vendors are not truly skilled in the trade. With the advent of the internet, it has become much easier to create a virtual storefront for business. This makes it difficult for people to differentiate between wedding vendors. If you are in the market for acquiring a wedding vendor, you’ll definitely want to know some of the signs of how to select a great vendor.
At Hawaiian Style Event Rental, we want you to be confident in your decision of wedding vendor. Below are a few points of insider information about our industry.
Research Your Vendor
Some wedding vendors have lengthy “About Us” sections that sound convincing. However, upon closer inspection, you may find that the information is boilerplate. Why? It is harder for vendors to go into depth about subjects that they are unfamiliar with. Hence, they see similar content and copy it.
Still, researching a vendor goes beyond just looking at their About Us section. Most weddings have significant costs, so you’ll need to check the references of the wedding vendor to protect your interests. A thorough investigation could include:
- Asking Questions. Most clients do not make a personal trip to Hawaii before the wedding to vet their chosen vendor. If this is your situation, you can give your prospective vendor a call. During that phone conversation ask plenty of questions. Ask about their experience, their background, their specialties as well as their prices. Write down what they tell you so that you can verify it later. Additionally, ask for references that you can call (any respectable wedding vendor should have clients that would happily endorse them).
- Verify References. Along with checking online review sites for specific information from customers, call the list of references the vendor provided. When calling the references ask when they had their wedding, how they felt about the vendor’s usefulness, and if they think the vendor was worth the cost.
- Business Organizations. Find out if your vendor is connected to any professional wedding planning associations. Also, see if they are registered with the State of Hawaii.
Using these simple tips can help you to avoid hiring the wrong vendor, which could cost you time and money.