Planning your wedding can be an overwhelming experience. There is a wealth of information from everyone and anyone on just about everything!
Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most memorable and magical days of your life and with that being said the planning and organising should be memorable for all the right reasons. In Scotland we are lucky to have a vast amount of amazing suppliers that really do pride themselves on providing both an exceptional and high quality service but sadly, we have heard countless stories about couples that have been let down by their suppliers too.
When choosing your wedding suppliers you put a huge amount of trust (and money) into them providing a desirable service for your big day. We understand just how important it is for you to find the right, reliable person for the job.
At Fuze Ceremonies we are very lucky to have great working relationships with some of Scotland’s most prestigious suppliers. From venues, photographers, caterers, florists, entertainment and most importantly insurance suppliers-we work with the best!
Top Tips when choosing suppliers:
Word of mouth is one of the most reliable sources of information. We’ve all heard that the average unhappy customer will tell at least 10 people about their bad experience. One customers negative experience could have a detrimental effect on a business. There are many different social media mediums where you can hear lots of real and honest reviews from people that have already tried and tested a supplier’s service.
Be sure to ask lots of questions when meeting someone for the first time. Find out what they’ve done in the past and whether this is a full-time job or a hobby. It’s a good idea to ask to look at previous work they’ve done (especially for photographers).
Be sure to sign a contract. This will confirm the services to be received and will outline anything you may be responsible for. Having a contract protects you and the supplier so if they don’t get you to sign one-find out why! It’s better to protect yourself from the beginning to avoid any disappointment.
As we’ve said before, sticking to a wedding budget can be hard. It’s easy for your imagination to run away with you especially when you have things like pinterest and instagram to fuel your planning. However, cost doesn’t necessarily reflect the quality of the product or service you’re receiving. A supplier may be charging too much because they’re struggling to make ends meet or another may be a lot cheaper because they want any business they can get. It’s important to shop around and ask for advice from those who have been in your situation before.
Bear in mind that a lot of suppliers pay to part of a venues directory or a magazine. Just because they have the money to advertise doesn’t mean they have the established reputation nor does it mean that that those other suppliers have actually worked them before.
This blog comes in good time as this evening The Scottish Wedding Awards is taking place in Glasgow. The awards, in their second year, will reward the talent and expertise of those in the industry that make the big day the best it can be. The best thing about these awards is they are voted by the customers that have both used their service and found it to be the best! Fuze Ceremonies are delighted to be finalists for the North West and it’s very rewarding knowing our customers appreciate what we do.
We would be happy to assist with any of your planning needs-no job is too big nor small, just get in touch