Every detail of your wedding day can have a lasting impact on you and your guests, so it’s understandable that hiring wedding vendors can feel like a pretty dizzying process. From the dozens of options for florists to caterers to photographers of varying styles and price points… Finding the perfect vendors for your wedding can also require careful consideration of your personal style and budget.
Having been Florida wedding planners for over 15 years, we can confidently say the best wedding vendors are those who not only understand your vision for your wedding but can also help you bring it to fruition with ease.
Read on for helpful advice on where to find the best wedding vendors for your unique needs!
Nowadays, it’s hard to find a wedding vendor who isn’t on social media. If you’re searching on Instagram, you can use the search tab and the search bar to type in key phrases such as “Florida wedding planner” to find your list of options. Browse through their content and find the ones you connect with and whose style you love the most. Likewise, Pinterest can be a great way to discover new vendors in the same manner.
If you feel like you need a bit more information before fully committing to a vendor, consider asking them to set up a consultation call. Many wedding vendors offer quick complimentary consultation calls and are usually more than happy to set one up with you.
Consultation calls are a great way to get a feel for a vendor’s style, personality, and experience level. Most of all, you’ll usually know right away if you vibe with them! On the call, the vendor might also ask you what your vision is for your big day, discuss your budget, and make sure everything you want for your wedding is doable.
You already know this, but we felt like we had to reiterate it: If you’re talking to a vendor who doesn’t take the time to get to know you, and doesn’t seem to be attentive to your needs, it’s probably best to keep looking.
If you’ve already hired a few vendors, it’s likely they know other vendors in the area that can help you fill in whatever gaps you’re still searching to fill! They can help guide you towards vendors they’ve had good experiences with, ones who have a good reputation in your area, ones that can turn your vision into reality within your budget, and ones who are reliable and trustworthy.
Are you having trouble finding the best wedding vendors for you still? Consider joining a local Facebook group! It’s a great place to start your search. Look for your location and wedding planning or wedding vendor recommendation groups on Facebook.
For example, you could type in “Florida Wedding Vendors” and Facebook will show you a variety of groups with those keywords. (Make sure to read the description to check if that’s the group you’re looking for!)
All in all, wedding vendor Facebook groups are a great way to network with the “bride-to-be”s in your area, connect with wedding vendors, or ask already-married brides who can share their experience and expertise.
While it can be easy to get overwhelmed by wedding planning, one of the best ways to keep your sanity is to start the process of finding your right-fit wedding vendors as soon as you can. The sooner you start shopping around for wedding vendors, the more time you’ll have to find the best wedding vendors for you and your budget — and more time to celebrate rather than stress!
If you’re looking to check “wedding planner” off your wedding vendor list, we would love to set up a complimentary consultation with you! As planners who have been in the wedding biz for a while, we can also help you find and book your other Florida wedding vendors. Click here to chat with us!