6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Wedding Vendors

Unhappy bride

Planning a wedding requires a lot of decision-making, especially when hiring wedding vendors. Since suppliers play a crucial role in creating your dream wedding, knowing the most common mistakes to avoid when choosing wedding vendors can save you from any wedding horror stories. Pushing through with bookings without meetings, reading contracts, asking for samples, and […]

Chicago Is The Nation’s Third-Most Expensive Wedding Location

Vocalist and Saxophonist

We’ve been featured in the Chicago Tribune! They sourced the best Chicago vendors for wedding essentials at the high-end and more budget friendly options, including food, beverages, venue, music and flowers. Here’s what they said about us: “Price: $18,975 for six hours. This is the company’s most expensive package (most couples get the $6,700 option), […]

Friends don’t let friends be their wedding vendors

Wedding photographer

Budgets are hard to manage, and there may not be any budget harder to manage than a wedding one. It’s all about compromise. You’ve dreamed about your wedding since you were young, and now is the time to make it a reality. The problem is your wallet may not be able to cover everything. This […]

Hire Friendly Experts

Wedding photography

To fully judge a vendor, try to set up a face to face meeting. This is by far the best way to judge a vendor’s work. Also, consider how comfortable you feel with this person. This is especially important for your Band, Wedding Planner, Venue and Photographer. These are the people you’ll be dealing with […]

Hire who you trust and trust who you hire!

Friends catching woman

You’ve spent a lot of time researching and choosing the absolute best vendors for your wedding, right? The next step is to TRUST them. They have likely performed hundreds of weddings in a variety of sizes and venues and dealt with nearly every situation. They know how to handle everything for you. You hired them […]

Can I Help You?

Questions

Ask Questions. Your vendors or potential vendors LOVE questions. Don’t worry if you think it’s silly or that we’ve heard it a million times before. We are all very knowledgeable and sincerely want to help you. We know you’ve never hired a caterer or hired a band before. Don’t worry. Ask away!!

What have you done for me lately?

Old photo of men and women

What have you done for me lately? Ask the band or vendor to show you the latest example of their work. Are you more interested in seeing their vocalist’s hairstyle in 1997 or a packed dance floor from two weeks ago? How recent are their reviews? How recent is their video/audio? Think of it as […]

Features vs. Benefits

Features and benefits

VENDOR TIP: I just bought a new car. During this process I learned a lot about cars and desire. Why did I end up buying the car I did? Before I started looking I had a clear idea of the type of car and features I wanted. I did my homework on line for several […]