In the weeks and months leading up to your big day, there will be many issues you’ll want to discuss with your wedding vendors. Ensuring clear communication with them is key, but it’s not always easy. Here are a few tips that we hope will make things a little bit more efficient, and a little less stressful!
Tips for Communicating with Wedding Vendors
Keep things organized. Trying to communicate with some vendors from your work email, others from a personal email, and still others from an internal messaging service can be quite challenging. Try to streamline your communication efforts, and have one central way in which you connect with vendors.
Have the right expectations. Remember that your wedding vendors are people too, and many of them are small business owners, at that. Your big day is important to them, but they do have families, other clients, and outside interests. You should definitely expect prompt communication, but at the same time, you can’t rightly expect the email you send at 2 AM to be returned within five minutes!
Keep things simple and direct. If you have a problem to address or a request to make, it’s usually best to just get straight to the point. Be honest and succinct. You don’t need several paragraphs of build-up. Just tell your vendors what you want!
Put things in writing. It’s generally best to provide written requests whenever possible—if for no other reason than it minimizes the risk of your vendor missing some of the details. Written requests simply offer clarity.
Establish contact people. To take some of the work off your own plate, you might enlist a point of contact for each vendor—an aunt, a sister, a member of your bridal party. Get some buffers around you, and some people to help you keep track of all the goings on of your big day!
Keep Communication as a Top Priority
No matter what else you do, keep lines of communication open. Remember that your vendors want to make your day special, and to help them do so, you’ve just got to be honest and direct with them.
At Mosteller Events, we’re always excited to talk with brides and with event planers. To learn more about what we offer, we invite you to contact our team today!