Looking for the best wedding vendors in Phoenix? It can be so overwhelming! It is difficult to know what to look for, what to steer clear of, and whom to trust. Do you just go on style preference? Do you just look at budget? What about the ones your best friend used last year? How do you know you’re choosing the right vendor team for your dream wedding day? We’ve compiled a list of the top traits that make for awesome wedding to help you navigate the lists a little easier.
1. The best wedding vendors listen more than they talk.
This is a key trait regardless of the type of vendor you are hunting for. In order to provide you with what you’re looking for, a vendor needs to listen to your wants. They need to understand your story. They need to connect with what you envision. They also need to demonstrate that they care more about your wants than theirs. This happens through listening.
2. The best wedding vendors have history.
History, a portfolio, and online reviews are all very important. These create confidence and show you that they are going to provide what they say they will provide. Hiring new vendors is not always a bad thing, but can be a risk if you don’t know that they’ll come through on their end.
3. The best wedding vendors use a contract.
This one may seem silly or obvious, but it’s true. A contract is easily overlooked if you’ve never hunted for vendors before, but trust us when we say it is crucial. A good contract protects both parties, makes expectations very clear, and outlines the services that will be provided (and at what price). If a vendor doesn’t offer a contract, consider that a red flag of inexperience.
4. The best wedding vendors have ideas that you love.
Whether you’re looking for a photographer, florist, caterer, or dress shop, having ideas you love is so important! It is very difficult to explain your vision to a professional (no matter how seasoned) whose style is opposite of yours. You can explain your likes all day, but they will still do what they know and what aligns with their expertise. That’s why their own ideas are so important. You’re trusting them with a big day – you want them to come up with ideas that make your heart skip a beat!
5. The best wedding vendors click with you on a personal level.
To quote one of Erin’s all-time favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail, “Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.” You don’t have to become BFF’s with your DJ (although you may!) but it is helpful to have something in common on a personal level. Here’s why. Us wedding vendors are people, too. We like to connect personally with our clients. It is always fun to work with clients that share a connection in some way! Furthermore, when you connect with your vendors, you build trust. And that is the absolute number one quality that gives way to a great client-vendor relationship.
We hope this was helpful for you! If you’re looking for other wedding planning tips, you may like:
The photos from this post were of Erin & Vasanth’s Backyard Estate Wedding