I get it. You have to hire a ton of people to make your wedding as perfect in real life as it is in your head. And sometimes, you don’t even know where to start. So, this is your starting point. Here are the 7 easiest ways to find wedding vendors. I hope this helps.
1. ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Did your friend just get married at your ideal venue? Does your mothers friend own a bakery? Your friends and family can be an invaluable resource when searching for wedding vendors.
2. SOCIAL MEDIA
Do a quick search on social media. Instagram has become a great place to find vendors. Most professional vendors have an Instagram page that they keep updated with their most recent work. Use location specific hashtags to help you find them. (Ex: #tampaweddingphotography) Facebook is another great social platform for search for your vendors. There are even specific Facebook groups designed to help you locate vendors and decorations! Just search for “bride” or “wedding” along with your location in Facebook to uncover these awesome groups!
Vendor blogs are a great way to look at a vendors most recent work and how they deal with clients! They also usually tag any other vendors that were involved in the event. These tags can give you hints on other vendors that you might like.
When in doubt, google it. You will get thousands of results of vendors in your area if you use a general search. Try to narrow the field by being very specific in your search.
5. OTHER VENDORS
Have you already selected a venue? Have you already hired a caterer? Ask the vendors you already have if they can recommend other vendors. Some vendors keep preferred vendor lists and can give you good recommendations on who they have worked with.
6. WEDDING COORDINATOR
If you have a wedding coordinator, use their knowledge! You hired them to give you reputable options, let them help you find your perfect vendors.
7. WEDDING WEBSITES
Wedding Websites such as The Knot or Wedding Wire are great resources to check out potential vendors. They usually have lists of specific vendors that you can scroll through along with reviews.
And there you have it! Super simple right?! 7 Ways to find wedding vendors that will make your big day less stressful! Good luck, friend! I am here cheering for you!
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