7 Questions You Must Ask a Wedding Professional Before Booking Them

Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…and it can also be quite stressful.

www.originphotos.com 7 questions you must ask a wedding professional before booking themHow do you find the right match for you?  How do you know who to trust?  Where do you go for advice? First of all, this is not an easy task and it’s totally normal for couples to feel overwhelmed, frustrated or confused. It’s not like you plan a wedding every day!  This is all probably brand new to you, so be patient with yourself.

Here are 7 Must Ask Questions to ask ALL your potential wedding professionals before booking:

 

1. How many weddings do you do per year?  How much experience do you have?

This is an extremely important question.  Ideally, your wedding professional should have ample experience specifically with weddings.  Not only will they be more skilled in their craft, this also makes them a valuable source of information and ensures that your wedding day goes smoothly.

 

2. How much do you cost?

Price is often relative, especially when you factor in experience, reputation and expert skill.  Generally, the most talented professionals have a higher price tag because they are worth it.

 

3. How much is the deposit? What specifically is included in that cost?

Because packages often vary, it’s likely that you won’t be able to compare one vendor exactly to the next without doing a little figuring.  The lowest cost isn’t necessarily the best deal; some higher quotes include services that you have to pay extra for in other packages.  Make sure you take this into account. 

 

4. What happens if I cancel?  What happens if you cancel?

Find out if your deposit is refundable under any conditions.  Does the wedding professional have a back up plan if something happens to them?
Do you use a contract? If the answer is No, RUN!  A contract is designed to protect both you and the wedding professional.  Don’t settle for a verbal agreement that won’t hold up in court.

 

5. Do you use a contract?

If the answer is No, RUN!  A contract is designed to protect both you and the wedding professional.  Don’t settle for a verbal agreement that won’t hold up in court.

 

6. Are there any additional fees?

Taxes, service charges and travel fees can add up quickly.  Make sure you understand exactly what is included and if there are any other fees you’ll have to pay.  This should be clearly defined in your contract.

 

7. Do you carry liability insurance?

The answer you’re looking for here is Yes.  This protects you in case an unfortunate accident should occur on your wedding day.  It’s also a sign that this is a reputable business, since most “fly by night” operations don’t invest in insurance.

 

Conclusion

If chosen wisely, with the right wedding vendors you get expert help and advice…for free!  If you have any questions in the meantime, please leave a comment below or drop me a line here. I will respond personally to every comment or email.

And if you’re ahead looking for a Wedding Photographer and want to get started, feel free to learn more about our Wedding Prices by clicking here.

 

thank you

Filippo Barbarotto

info@originphotos.com

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  • Laura Roberts - Thanks for this, Laura! Good stuff to know.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Krause - “These are all great questions to ask your wedding professionals, but I’d like to add one more question to be sure to ask your potential wedding vendor: 1. “Is this your full-time job?” Yeah, I know, this may seem ridiculous, but you’d be surprised how many people call themselves wedding planners after having planned only their own wedding! Trust me…there is just too many details to manage to trust your big day to someone who may consider this a hobby!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Stevenson - I think the tips are great to not only have for a wedding, but also any other large event where you rely on others for help. I have enjoyed following your wedding planning progress and looking at all the great photos that come along with it! Can’t wait to read what’s next!ReplyCancel

    • originphotos - Thank you for the king comments . We do appreciate the positive feedback and we are happy to help out our community as much as possible. We love our clients and we love weddings.ReplyCancel

    • originphotos - Thank you your so kind .ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Tursk - Another great post!ReplyCancel

    • originphotos - Thank you for the king comments . We do appreciate the positive feedback and we are happy to help out our community as much as possible. We love our clients and we love weddings.ReplyCancel

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