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What to Ask Your Wedding Vendors Before You Book

Booking a wedding comes with many thoughts, questions, and doubts. You’re probably thinking, where do I even start or who do I even ask!? That's why you should take into consideration SunRae Planning and their team's advice (or any wedding planner's) in that case!


As people who have been in the business for years, we know the ins and outs of planning–especially what to ask your wedding vendors before you book them. My goal is to give you all the tools you need in this one post so you can research and book vendors with confidence!



Southern Utah Wedding Planner, SunRae Planning, shares her tips on what to ask your wedding vendors before you book


What to Consider Asking Before You Book Your Wedding Vendors


When it comes to booking vendors for your wedding, you want to make sure you're asking the right questions. By asking the right questions, you can ensure that you're hiring the right vendor that meets your specific needs and can help bring your visions to life. Remember, it's better to be thorough in your research and questioning than to be disappointed later on.


Here are the top questions you should ask YOURSELF before booking them:

  • Do you feel a connection with this vendor?

  • Do you and your fiance feel like you are a good match?

  • Do you love their work and feel comfortable with their communication style and promptness of their communication?

  • Has this company or person listened well and addressed all of your concerns?

  • Do they understand your wedding vision?

  • Is this the company that can achieve what you are wanting for your wedding?


Here are the top questions you should ask your VENDORS before booking them:


  • Do you have a business license?

  • Do you have liability insurance?

IF THEY DON'T HAVE THESE TWO BASICS (insurance + business license).... RUN! These are major red flags that they are not running a legitimate above-board business.

  • What is your availability/ are you available for my date?

  • What is included in your pricing?

  • Do you have different packages that you offer?

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

  • What distinguishes you from other vendors?

  • Have you offered services at my venue before?

  • What are your travel and overtime fees?

  • Do you have a contract?

  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?

  • Are they any additional fees?

  • Do you have the staff and capacity to meet our demands?

  • How much is your deposit and is it non-refundable?

  • Can you share references and examples of your work?

  • How long have you been in business?



Southern Utah Wedding Planner, SunRae Planning, shares her tips on what to ask your wedding vendors before you book



Local Southern Utah Vendor Highlights


Florist:

Jocelyn’s Floral


Jocelyn’s Floral is a premier wedding and special events florist. They are a family-owned and operated business and have been proudly serving the southern Utah area since 1998. They have been featured on the winter 2016 cover of Southern Utah Bride and have worked with other wedding professionals throughout the area.


Check them out by contacting ⬇️

Phone (435) 531-0393 Email Jocelynsfloraldesign@gmail.com



Bloomers Flowers


Bloomers Flowers & Decor is a boutique flower shop in St. George, UT. They are dedicated to providing beautiful and stunning floral designs to enhance the ambiance of your event. They create all aspects of floral decor from everyday gifts, sympathy tributes, weddings and corporate events.


Check them out by contacting ⬇️

Phone (435) 652-0870

Email at contact@bybloomers.com



Caterer:

Katering Koncepts


Katering Koncepts will customize any menu just for your event. They serve St. George and surrounding Southern Utah areas with amazing catering and event rentals.


Check them out by contacting ⬇️

Phone (435) 574-0059

Email kelly@kateringkoncepts.com .



Photographer:

Maree Miraglia Photography


Maree was meant for adventurous and authentic people! For those people that aren't afraid to get their feet a little bit dirty. She specializes in taking wedding and engagement photos but also enjoys other aspects of photography.


Check them out by contacting ⬇️

Phone (801) 907-1836

Email mareemiragliaphotography@gmail.com.



Ashley Meagan Photo + Film


Ashley is such a GEM! She is passionate about capturing your beautiful authentic love story and values connection with her clients. When you look at your album, she wants a smile to come on your face–not just because you like what you see, but because you love how you feel looking at them.


To contact Ashley, check out her website’s contact page, here!



Event Rentals:

St. George Party Rentals


St. George Party Rentals is your complete stop for all types of rental items that you need for your next event. From tables and chairs to intricate decorations and tents, they can organize and deliver to your event anywhere in Southern Utah or Southern Nevada. They will meet or beat any local competitors’ pricing to ensure you get the best rentals for your dollar.


Check them out by contacting ⬇️

Phone (435) 688-7368.




When you’re searching for the best wedding and business event rentals in Southern Utah and need items like furniture, tables, linens, and decor, you can count on Legacy Events & Rentals to be your trusted source! Their experts will help you organize, plan, and put together your amazing wedding or event with ease.


Check them out by contacting ⬇️

Phone (435) 574-4122 Email myevent@legacyeventrentals.com



Cakes:

CBJ and Company


Creating wedding cakes is CBJ and Company’s passion! They love sitting down with the bride and groom to design the perfect cake for their special day. Their mission is to bring your dream wedding cake to life!


Check them out by contacting ⬇️

Phone 435-313-6190




Southern Utah Wedding Planner, SunRae Planning, shares her tips on what to ask your wedding vendors before you book



At the end of the day, your wedding day is all about you and your new spouse! That’s why you want to make sure that you are choosing the right vendors that fit right with YOU!


Happy Planning, Lovers!



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