Before you hire your wedding vendors ask these questions
1. Do you have business insurance?
2. What is your back up plan?
3. Do you provide an easy to understand written contract?
4. What if my event goes longer than planned, can you stay later? If so is there an additional cost? If so how much?
Sometimes events go longer than what you planned. It is important to know if your venue, photographer, DJ, videographer, etc. Have the ability to stay longer or keep the space open to you and your guests. Ask how much extra this will cost. Pro tip: get this in writing in an email where it clearly states the additional fees.
Some may be limited by the venue they have chosen, some are bound by strict noise ordinances, or town/city codes that require events with more than X in attendance to be over by a certain time. This will also let you know if the venue or vendors are a good fit for you or not. Typically you will know if your family and friends shut down a venue or not.
Your prepared, but you also know that your vendors are flexible and are truly only dedicated to you on your wedding day.
5. What time will you be planning on arriving day of?
This is an important question to ask all your vendors. Take note for each as well and add their arrival to your whole day timeline.
Your vendors answer will give you some insight on how they operate their business. Are they planning on showing up just in time to start doing their job? Are they leaving enough time to set up, or to account for a possible delay in traffic? Also times may vary depending on vendors. For example your photographer may need significantly less time to set up than say your caterer or photographer.
It will give you a piece of mind knowing when your vendors are supposed to arrive day of rather than worrying are they going to show up.
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