Preparing for a wedding, regardless of its size, can be a major headache, which is why you need the best people on your side right from start. Having reputable suppliers that you can trust is essential if you are going to have a stress-free event and actually enjoy the process of preparing for your big day.

Choosing the right suppliers

From the caterers to the wedding DJ, getting the right suppliers in place is a major factor of a wedding running smoothly, and becoming a day that you and all of your guests enjoy. It’s a day that you want to remember forever for all of the right reasons, so it’s important that you pick suppliers who are tried and tested and that you know are able to deliver exactly what you expect.

Go for experience, not flashy marketing

When you are doing your search for wedding suppliers, make sure you do plenty of research and check that they have a history of delivering exactly what they are being paid for – often a pretty large sum of money! It’s so important that they have experience working at weddings and know what is expected of them at such an event. It’s far too easy to be sold into a service just from their fancy marketing, website or sales pitch. More often than not, actions speak far louder than words, so make sure you have the peace of mind of getting something that will be worth your while by taking a bit of extra time to find out a bit more about them.

Get first-hand opinions

When you’ve established that you want to get a tried and tested supplier, you may then not be sure where to start. One of the best things to do in the early stages is to ask friends and family for their first-hand experiences, especially those who live locally to your own wedding. Check who your loved ones used themselves, or see if they know of any suppliers from other weddings they have been to that have gone particularly well. A first-hand experience is one of the best forms of endorsement when it comes to something as sensitive as a wedding, so it’s well worth taking the time to gather these opinions.

A hands-on approach is important

The most important thing when choosing your suppliers is to ensure that you are taking full control of the situation. It’s down to you who is going to be playing the music or doing the food at your wedding, and you want it to not only be personal to you as a couple, but for things to run without a hitch. Always go with your gut-feeling and don’t be sold on sales-spiel or a marketing campaign alone and you can’t go too wrong.