One of the biggest stress of about-to-wed brides (and grooms) is where to find wedding vendors or rentals or venues. It’s common to see couples still searching, even as late as a week or two to their wedding – sometimes because they started searching late because they thought it would be easy or because every vendor they spoke to was already fully booked for their wedding date. AND to add to the stress, sometimes these couples have searched ‘everywhere’ they knew and asked everyone they knew. Where else should they look? If you’re in this situation or if you still have some planning time, I totally ‘feel’ you – that’s why in this post you will discover our best wedding vendors tips AND the best 11 places to find tried and tested wedding professionals/ vendors and suppliers. Scroll down and enjoy!
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Why this Article and Why Your Choice of Wedding Vendors Can Make or Spoil Your Wedding?
Can I tell you one secret? Shhh!! A team of good wedding vendors can make a wedding planned with small money look fabulous; and a team of bad wedding vendors make a wedding planned with millions of Naira look like trash. That’s why you need to shine your eyes when finding vendors to hire. Choosing a bad vendor can make even a N10 million wedding flop. Bad vendors will stress you before your wedding, and you could get hypertension from seeing your wedding go out of control right in front of you. We have even heard stories of Nigerian weddings where vendors were paid some money upfront, yet they did not show up at all on the wedding day, or sent an apprentice/ learner. We don’t want that to happen to you.
In a previous article, I shared about how someone I know was seriously disappointed by their wedding photographer – several months after the wedding, still waiting for their pictures; and the digital/ soft copies he showed them were terribly bad. I also shared a similar trending story that happened in Singapore and showed some of their very-bad wedding pictures that the bride posted on Facebook. Below is the link to the post, if you want to see it later.
Top 11 Places and Ways to Find Good Wedding Vendors
#1. Ask Friends and Family
Word of Mouth – just ASK. Ask around and you’ll find them – ask friends and family to refer you to good events/ wedding vendors. Ask staff of event centers – they know vendors that worked in weddings and events of people who used their event halls. In addition to asking people face-to-face, you can also use emails, Facebook messages to ask more people – to save time, a fast way is to post one single email/ Facebook message to many (use the platform’s feature for doing that).
#2. Ask your Church/ Worship House
You can also ask facilitators of your pre-wedding counseling classes – they see weddings every week and know a couple of wedding professionals from past and recent weddings of couples who attended the per-marital classes.