Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hiring Family Vendors-Caution

Hello all, I just want to start out by saying….it is not because I am an event coordinator that I am posting this blog.

I can’t count how many vendors that I have talked to recently that had a bad experience with family members functioning as their DJ, Caterer, Florists, Photographer and other vendors. We understand that the economy and other factors sometimes alter your wedding plans, however be cautious.

Whether you are hiring Cousin Joe to take your pictures or Aunt Sue to bake your cake, please make sure they plan to take your day seriously. One of the great points to working with a coordinator is that they are the glue to keep the puzzle together. Using a professional coordinator gives you the advantage to get a professional perspective of the entire day and the role of each vendor. Think about it ….your coordinator has worked with many brides, weddings, vendors, venue, etc…

Go to a professional coordinator and have them help you before things get out of control, consider their DOC (day of coordinator package). Most coordinators DOC is longer than the actual day of the wedding. Visit to find out more about the services we offer.

If you choose to use family members, make sure there is a contract in place. All professional vendors should have a contract in place that outlines their role, services, date, time, cost and other items you have agreed on. Please be cautious, you can have a nice wedding on a budget but please remember that your family will want to enjoy the wedding also….will this affect their delivery of client service?

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