5 KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN WORKING WITH WEDDING SUPPLIERS

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So far the wedding planning has been going well, and your pretty sure you have found all the suppliers you need for your wedding based on the hours of research you have put in to assess their skills and expertise. You are optimistic, and now looking forward to seeing them spring into action, ready for the big day.

So is there anything more you can do to ensure the lead up to your wedding and the day itself goes off without a hitch?

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It is just as import to build a solid working with relationship with your wedding suppliers as it was spending all those hours researching them in the first place. It’s natural that you want to take a step back once you have booked and paid, it is after all why we book these services in the first place to take the pressure off ourselves. Just as for others it’s natural to want to call suppliers every now and again to ensure you are receiving the service you have paid for. But where does one line end and the other begin. When does doing enough become too much or too little?

Here are some important points to keep in mind:

BE CLEAR AND CONCISE

Communication is key! When talking with your supplier, make a list of all the key points and make sure you go through each of them individually. Ask your supplier questions or for their opinion to make sure you are both singing from the same hymn sheet. It is also important to keep your suppliers updated with any additional information or developments as they arise, but remember to only tell them information that is useful to their service.

Finally, remember that wedding suppliers are often very busy with other weddings, especially in peak season, so if you don’t get a response right away, don’t be tempted to be pushy for a reply.

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NURTURE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

If you have chosen to someone based on their personality and style then their is a good chance you are on the path to striking a good relationship already and it’s not surprising for some couples to go on to become great friends with some of their wedding suppliers. This is great and goes a long way in ensuring you absolutely get what you ask for on your wedding day.

BE PROFESSIONAL

It is however, important to maintain a ‘professional’ working relationship whilst planning your wedding. Build on this by trusting their judgement and expertise, they have of course done this dozens of times and will be able to offer sound advice on what will work and what wont. Always remember to be honest, if your not sure about something speak up and air your thoughts, now is not the time to be shy. Finally and it should probably go without saying, always treat your supplier with respect, this goes for their personal lives to, try to keep calls within their normal working hours and respect their preferred method of contact.

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IT’S TIME TO PULL UP YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES…

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I would be lying if I said that recent events hadn’t inspired me to write todays post. Being honest I know very little about politics or how they will effect me on either a personal or business level however, when the country stands as divided as ever, I can’t help but feel a sense of anxiety at what the future will bring. For me the referendum has only served to highlight just how important it is that we come together. Decisions have been made and votes have been won but we all have one thing in common and that is to make this country/ world a better place to live in for both ourselves and future generations.

The past few weeks have been plagued by negativity, television & newspapers are bombarding us with pessimism and it stirs something inside us, hate, anger, jealousy, self doubt and worry are just some of the feelings you may have experienced lately, whether it be inwardly or towards others, but these emotions are exactly what hold us back. Now is time a time to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start fighting again. Let us support one another, be proud of what others have achieved, find happiness in the smallest of things and abolish self doubt.

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS, OR NOT CHOOSE ANY AT ALL?

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All images by  Tamytha Cameron Photography (See the full wedding here!)

Congratulations you’ve just got engaged now’s the time to pick your bridesmaids, right?… Well actually you might want to think twice before rushing into asking anyone, because once you have asked, it’s becomes very difficult to take back. Trust me I know how easy it is to get caught up in all the excitement and start picking out bridesmaids left, right and center. I know what it feels like to be a bridesmaid that got dumped and I also had the unfortunate task of having to let my own bridesmaids down when my first engagement ended, so I like to think I’m pretty clued up on this area? Or not, dependant on which way you look at it?

This time round I have taken a very different approach, in that I haven’t asked anyone? That’s not saying I won’t, but until I am 100% sure of a date, a venue and everything else, I won’t be asking anyone to be my bridesmaid.

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Luckily, I haven’t had to succumb to any family politics as I come from a family of boys and so does Mr T, so there will be no awkward decisions to make over sisters and in-laws, however I am still finding it a difficult decision. For me the most important thing is to be surrounded by people I love, those I couldn’t imagine spending my day without, friends that will be there to tell me how amazing I look on the morning of my wedding and still be there telling me that in  10, 20 years time. I want to look back on my wedding photos and still be able to call these girls my closest friends, my girl gang!

Of course you will also want to choose people that will be able to help you in the lead up to the wedding, the maid of honour for example is generally the a bride’s wing woman – she is expected to plan hen parties, bridal showers, help with wedding details like choosing a dress and helping out with any DIY, as well coordinate the rest of the bridesmaids, who will also be expected to help out with tasks when needed. Of course, if your best friend is a dude or you’re particularly close to your bro, why not have them take on the role? They could be your man of honour, bridesman, brides dude the choice is yours?

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Before choosing your bridal party think about how much of role you would expect them to play in your big day? How will this affect their own personal commitments, i.e work, kids? Will you have enough budget to pay for dresses, makeup, bouquets etc. If not, would you feel comfortable asking them to pay for themselves. If they couldn’t would you still be able to afford to pay and not take it personally? 

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THE ULTIMATE FREE PRINTABLE WEDDING CHECKLIST

I don’t know about you, but I love me a good list! I find that I am so much more productive when I have one and I bloody love the satisfaction of crossing something off it or adding that glorious tick in the box next to an item! If you feel the same then today’s…

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