Planning a wedding is often one of the most exciting events in someone’s life. So many details, choices and versions of contracts about services one has never used before are dizzying. It’s enough to make a sane person crazy! Where it gets really tricky is when the bride and groom see more than a couple options for each service. Unfortunately there is no standard contract for many services and most vendors offer their own twist. Keeping it straight is a critical but doable challenge, necessary to your post wedding happiness. This is what we suggest:

  1. Both the bride and groom and anyone else financially involved should visit the vendor {guys, I’m looking at you} and review the contract line by line. Believe me, NO vendor wants unhappy clients who thought they were getting one thing, but actually signed a contract for something else. Seems obvious, but is not done many, many times a year.
  2. Ask questions if you don’t see something addressed such as overtime or cancellations, etc. Usually this is written in your contract already and you may have overlooked it. What ifs are ALWAYS best discussed before a contract signing.
  3. When comparing two or more vendors in the same service it helps to list on paper what the differences are so both the bride and groom are clear. Never be afraid to address your concerns to the vendors.
  4. Please remember that your vendors are working there for their living, just as you work at your profession for your income. Their contracts are in place to be fair and protect both parties.