Weddings are elaborate affairs. They require a lot of planning and preparation. And mostly witness the involvement of third-parties and vendors. Hiring vendors for your wedding preparations is not an easy task. From florists, cinematographers, and decorators to caterers and DJ, the list of vendors is highly important. They are your support system throughout the wedding.
Starting with the research, you have to thoroughly familiarize yourself with their previous works so that you can pick the right one. Once you make your decision for one vendor, it feels like a battle waiting to be won. It becomes relatively easier to decide about the others.
When you finally sign up with all your vendors, things become relatively easier for you. As you share your wedding dreams and delegate, you are tempted to sit back and relax. However, to be sure of all the work completed as per your requirement, you have to keep a watch on the vendors.
To get your vendors to do their work properly and as per your requirements, you have to have a healthy relationship with them as well. It’s all about positivity. There are various ways in which you can have a successful relationship with your vendors. We have compiled a list of some of the most effective ways to ensure you and all your vendors can work in good harmony. Read on to know more.
Be prepared and prepare them, too
Do all your research diligently before you meet up with your vendors. It is always good to be prepared as it implies that you are all into it and are well-informed. Have pictures, links, and other such things ready so that they know what you have in your mind. Also, if their work needs to be coordinated, be prepared, and informed beforehand so that they know what you are expecting from their collaboration.
Communication is the key
One of the most important requirements to have a dream wedding is communicating what you want to the people that are involved in making it come true. Begin with sharing all your wedding details with the vendors. Then move on to ensuring that they communicate well with you too. Be accessible and a good listener so that they are confident about telling you stuff that you should know, especially if vendors have a misunderstanding among each other. Healthy communication between you and the vendors goes a long way to create a friendly professional relationship aimed at the reality of your dreams.
Be honest and encourage honesty
Honesty, if kept everywhere, does wonder. And why should any wedding be a stranger to this fact? After all, the foundation of your marriage is also honesty. Be as honest with your vendors as you can. If you do not like something, tell them. It’s your wedding and you are paying them for their services. They are obligated to provide you with exceptional services. So, if you do not like something, be honest and tell them about what you have in mind. At the same time, encourage them to be honest with you, more so when it’s about other vendors that they need to coordinate with.
Be a gracious bride
As stressful as it might get, remain calm and happy as it’s your wedding! On a big occasion like a wedding, misunderstandings, miscommunications, and other misses are bound to happen. Do not be a bridezilla and let it go, shining through it all. Since there is more than one vendor involved in your wedding, chances are you might take out your frustration regarding one vendor on the other one. And well, you might just scare them away or make things worse for your wedding. It’s crucial to be welcoming, positive, and cordial with all the vendors so that they work in camaraderie.
Put your trust in their work
Trust is the essence of any relationship, professional or personal. Your bond of trust with your vendors goes a long way in making your big day a big hit. Trust them to give their best and work with them as much as you can. If you have selected great professionals after scrutinizing their past projects, trust their capabilities. If you do it with one vendor, chances are the word will spread across others as well. Trusting and letting it go also creates a healthy work relationship which will be evident in your wedding preparations.
It’s highly important to have a great cordial relationship with your vendors for them to give their best. And the more positivity you give, the more it is likely to reflect in their relationships and further interactions with the other vendors. Their camaraderie is the need of the hour. After all, your vendors play a vital role in bringing your wedding dreams to life.