4 REASONS YOU’RE FINDING IT HARD TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING & THE SOLUTIONS
1. You’re Overwhelmed With Too Much Tech
Technology has given us more choice than we could ever have imagined but with the explosion in the number of wedding related websites it’s not surprising brides and grooms-to-be are becoming increasingly overwhelmed, making the search for the wedding suppliers more difficult and the chances of small business owners being seen a lot less likely.
Solution: With so many wedding related websites available, it’s hard to know which ones to choose when it comes to searching for your suppliers, but the important thing is to take your time and do your research. Do an internet search using the keywords you would use to describe your wedding i.e Festival, Boho, Unique, speak to friends and get their recommendations, what sites did they use or find most helpful when it comes to finding suppliers and inspiration? This will take time but the more research you do the more likely you are to find the right suppliers for you.
2. Buying Online Seems Like Too Much Of a Risk
Online wedding sales are rising, but with the increase comes a new challenge. How to determine who can be trusted with your money and who can’t? We have all heard the horror stories of brides that have bought gowns that look stunning online, only to receive a product later that was worlds away from what they had envisioned and with a growing number of websites offering cheap copies of designer gowns, the struggle is real.
Solution: It is so important to do your research when buying anything online. Have a good read of the website, check out it’s terms & conditions, read the reviews and the blog if it has one. These will all help you determine if the site is a trustworthy source. Find out if the supplier is able to send samples first? If you’re looking for something to be personalised, find out what the supplier will need from you before you order, don’t be afraid to ask questions and check out their delivery times. All of these tips will make sure your buying from a reputable source and will avoid any big wedding day disasters.
3. Your Budget is Unrealistic
Although many couples will enter into their wedding planning with a budget, as they step a little further into it, they almost immediately discover that there wedding will cost much more than they had originally planned.
Solution: Sit down with your partner and discuss what you would ideally want from your wedding day, then do your research and find out how much these things are going to cost. Once you have this number in your head you will be able to decide if you can realistically afford what you have in mind without going broke or whether you are going to have to get creative or save more.
4. You Want Something non-traditional But Are Struggling To Find Vendors With the Ability or Skill
It can sometimes be challenging to plan a wedding outside of the traditional, sure you can ask your local suppliers to see if they can create what you want but if its outside of their normal do you trust they will 100% get what you’re trying to achieve? Most vendors in the wedding sector are creatives and are always up for a challenge but I wholeheartedly believe it’s best to find suppliers that compliment your style to ensure your day goes without any hiccups.
Solution: Unique suppliers do seem to take more finding than traditional suppliers but with a little more research you will find the vendors you’re looking for. Take a looking at directory’s or blogs and search for terms that describe the type of wedding you have in mind, e.g. Handmade, Creative, Alternative. Use social media such as Instagram and search for hashtags – you will never believe the number of new suppliers we have found this way. Stalk suppliers on Facebook, look at pages similar to them and look at other suppliers they have worked with. It all might seem a little long winded but with a little out of the box thinking you will find the suppliers who will make your wedding day dreams a reality.
What are you finding most difficult about wedding planning? Let us know and we might be able to help you.