Ask for recommendations from your professional event/wedding coordinator such as A Memory Lane Event. Recommended vendors from your professional
event/wedding coordinator will be tried & true. They trust the vendor & have worked with
them several times if they are recommending them.
If your planning the event or wedding on your own. Use A
Memory Lane Event’s DIY Package recommendations or ask your friends &
family for referrals. Talk to recent clients who have used the
service you are considering. Ask your friends & family
for the vendor’s pros and cons. Interview at least three different
companies before committing. Under no circumstances should you ever
accept a banquet halls or hotels recommendation without first checking out the
company. Insist on reviewing sample books of the florists' and
Hire a company with a successful track record. A company that has been in business for years, such as A Memory
Lane Event has proven itself to hundreds of customers. There’s always the
rare instance that there may be one or two bad reviews, but seldom are there
several over the course of the years.
Past experience and business track record is not a guarantee as
management can change but it is a positive sign, especially when they have been
in business for several years and it’s mostly good reviews.
Trust your gut feeling. A wedding-service professional who seems haughty, patronizing, overly rushed, or resistant to
your suggestions in an initial interview and a follow up interview is unlikely
to change over the next several months.
It does happen where we as a professional may be having a bad day, but
if you talk to them a couple times & they aren’t fun to deal with on both
occasions your entire planning process will not be a fun experience. Especially
if simple conversation is uncomfortable, go elsewhere. Avoid anyone who
asks for an initial deposit that is more than 50 percent of the total price of
the service. Withholding full payment is your only leverage if the
service is not provided or if it is substandard.
Be suspicious of any professional who refuses to sign a contract. Anything that has been promised verbally must be
spelled out in writing. Also be sure that all the details are in
writing. Anything not in writing can be
“omitted” when it isn’t in writing & you don’t have a leg to stand on. If a company says they do not have standard
contracts or at least have a letter of agreement, this is a bad sign.
Both you and the service provider must sign any document to make it legally
Never be pushed into signing anything. Give yourself time to fully understand and review all the details
of the document. Ask as many questions as are necessary. An ethical
professional whose services are in demand should courteously answer all
questions and never pressure you for a quick decision or deposit. For
example, never cave in to pressure to put a deposit down on a gown before the
store closes that day. If this means that you must return another day to
finalize the deal, do that. If you were made to feel uncomfortable about
delaying your decision, rethink buying from the store or hiring the company.
Keep tabs on the professionals once you've put down a deposit. Bands, in particular, may break up or re-form
during your planning months. Market changes and sometimes even serve
drought can make it impossible for your florist to deliver a particular
flower. Stay in touch! If you hire
A Memory Lane Event, they make it their job to handle all of these details for
you with plan B in place in the off chance that something should happen so that
your special day still dazzles with a diamond quality. Call us today for your complimentary initial
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