Questions to ask before booking your wedding vendors
Getting engaged is such an exciting experience, and soon to follow is planning the wedding! Wedding planning doesn’t have to be stressful, with careful preparation planning could literally be a piece of cake! One of the first steps you’ll take when it comes to planning your special event is interviewing potential vendors who will help you put it all together. Be sure to create a lengthy set of questions for your likely candidates to make sure they are a good fit for your event. So questions like “are you available for my wedding date” or “what is included in the pricing” should definitely be at the top of your list! Once you’ve got the preliminary questions out of the way, here are a few overlooked questions that you should definitely ask before you sign that contract.
What is the backup plan in case of an emergency?
This is probably the most important question to ask! Make sure all of your vendors have a backup plan with all of your vendors so you have a solid idea of how things will work out in case of an emergency. If bad weather occurs or an unforeseen accident happens, creating a plan b will definitely save the day.
Do you have liability insurance?
Most wedding vendors are required to have liability insurance, but if you’re working with an independent or small business, it’s always safe to ask. In any event, it’s always best to make sure that you’re covered too, so look into getting your own wedding coverage just to be safe!
What is the cancellation policy?
Whether you decide to cancel the wedding or choose a different vendor, most likely you’ll still have to pay a portion of the fees if you already signed the contract. Ask vendors what their cancellation policy beforehand in case you need to rescind your agreement.
How much is the deposit and structure of payments?
Before signing the contract, go over all money details. Make sure you can realistically meet deadlines for the payment plan.
How much are travel and/or overtime fees?
If you’re interested in an out-of-town vendor make sure they are upfront about their travel fee. Overtime fees can occur if the vendor needs to stay later than originally agreed as well. Go over these minute details with your vendor first so that you don’t pay any unexpected fees after your wedding.
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