Where and How to Find Wedding Vendors: Top 11 Places and How to Choose the Good Ones

#6. Nigerian Wedding Vendors Listings

A vendors listing is simply a list of wedding vendors in one single place. This kind of resource is very helpful, as it makes it easy for about-to-wed couples to QUICKLY see wedding vendors located near them, and those that are available to travel anywhere.

We created a Nigerian wedding vendors list for our readers, with the help of the wedding professionals and vendors in our NaijaGlamWedding wedding communities. The need to compile this Nigerian wedding vendors listing arose because every now and then, we receive emails from readers in Nigeria and abroad asking us to refer, recommend or suggest specific vendors in this state or that state, or even in specific cities.  They ask something like: where can I find a wedding planner in Ibadan, a decorator in Kaduna and more.  This list is regularly updated with new wedding vendors and vendors across Nigeria. You can find the vendors listing by clicking below:

#7. Nigerian Weddings Featured on Websites and Youtube

Almost always, at the end of featured wedding stories here on NaijaGlamWedding blog or on BellaNaija.com, or on Naij.com; sometimes on LindaIkejisblog.com, Madivas and other Nigerian wedding and lifestyle blogs. In such articles, you will find a list of names of the the wedding professionals, vendors and suppliers/ shops that the couple hired.

Here’s what you should do whenever you read wedding stories or watch via Youtube: make a list of the wedding service vendors you find from different wedding blogs and different wedding stories, especially weddings that happened in the same state/ city/ country that you’re about-to-wed. Later you can contact each one to find out if they’re a good match for your price expectations and other things. Other blogs that regularly feature Nigerian weddings include: nigerianweddingblog.com, weddingdigest.com, kemifilani.com. There are many other websites that feature real-life Nigerian weddings, you can ask friends and family for more.

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#8. Instagram

Yes, Instagram is a very good place to find wedding vendors, especially photographers and makeup artists. Here’s how – Just do a hashtag search for wedding-related thing such as #nigerianwedding or #naijawedding etc (hope you get the gist?). Next, explore the photos and posts one by one. You’re sure to find loads of beautiful pictures from Nigerian wedding – usually, wedding photo posters mention names of the photographers and sometimes, names of other professionals that helped put the wedding together. In most cases, posters tag the wedding vendors or shops., a lot of photographers and makeup artists inscribe their names on wedding photos they snapped of clients before or during weddings, making it easy for you to find that vendor if you like their work/ what you see. Another way to find names of wedding vendors (for photos you like) is to check the tags in the post description and comment area – click the picture to go to the page, so that you can directly contact the tagged photographer, wedding planner, decorator or so. Talking about Instagram, you should follow us there – we are @naijaglamwedding – follow us and tag us with your pictures, or some say hi.

#9. Facebook

Facebook is also a good place to research wedding vendors. Here’s how – Once inside Facebook, do a simple search for ‘nigerian wedding’ or ‘photographer’ or makeup artist. Next, look through the search results and open the most relevant links one by one – see what they are saying (to get a hint of what clients, others are saying about that vendor). You may even take it further to message a client that the vendor tagged, and ask a few confirmatory questions.  By the way, many Nigerian wedding professionals have Facebook pages where they regularly post pictures of their works from recent weddings they covered, so that prospective clients can easily spot them.

Another way is to ask in Facebook groups; people do this regularly by posting questions like: ‘who knows where I can find an Alaga/ venue decorator in Surulere, Lagos’.  People are always willing to refer you to those they have used or know, although you sometimes find some people using that opportunity to advertise themselves.  When you do this, check back for answers and pick relevant replies, so that you can contact the recommended vendors, ask a few questions and make a decision.  Some wedding related Facebook groups are:

#10. Online Directory of Events and Wedding Professionals

This simply means a contact list of every type of wedding vendor, compiled in one single place. On this blog, we will soon create an online Nigerian-wedding vendors directory here at NaijaGlamWedding where you can find and search for any type of vendor that caters to Nigerian wedding, including those based in Nigeria and abroad. The vendors list will have their contact information, and it will be searchable so that you don’t have to look through a very long list and waste time before finding any type of vendor in your area. I know a couple of other Nigerian wedding websites that have a vendors directory listing – SugarWeddings.com and WedDaily.com have. A wedding vendors directory provide names and contact details of wedding professionals and service providers, sometimes organized by category of services to make it easy for you to search.

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Stella is the founder and Editor of this blog (NaijaGlamWedding). Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Submit your photos to be featured - it's FREE, because we love everything weddings, bridal showers, engagement shoots.

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