You have been planning a wedding for months in Goa, the attention to detail needed is plenty and thus to get everything perfect would need you to have an efficient crew that will help make it a memorable experience for you and for everyone attending. From the catering, to the photography, the video, the entertainment and so much more, you would require professionals that you can trust to pull-off a top class job. There are numerous professionals available and it can be a bit tricky to find the right fit for you, for many brides it can be a frustrating experience. We have put together a few tips and questions that you can ask the pros to ensure that you are making a choice that you prefer.
Checking your spending budget
Spending on vendors would be nearly 40 to 50% of your budget planning, therefore begin with setting up a priority list of vendors that you are flexible in paying more as compared to those that you are willing to compromise. Most brides feel the need of hiring the right photographer and won’t mind exceeding their spending on the right person which could be then set-off against a band or even a DJ. Vendors offer various packages and having some amount of research done before you meet them would give you a better idea whether you can make do with some items they have to offer.
Being certain with what you want
Discuss alternates with your fiancé or your family before you set out to meet vendors as it will help you to be certain on what your plan for the venue is. Whether you require the same caterer for the wedding day and also the rehearsal dinner? Or you need the same photographer to cover the engagement, the save the date shoot and also the wedding day? Pricing will vary accordingly and therefore the vendors would be in a much better position at providing you pricing that is based on your requirements.
Researching your vendors
A good way to get started is to first gather references from relatives and friends on any experiences they had with a particular vendor that is based in Goa. You can also view their presence on social media platforms to get an idea of how people have reviewed them. Also visit the official websites to take a look at their portfolio for past work and experience. There is nothing better than gauging what the vendors previous clients have had to say of his work.
Reach them over the phone
Once you have completed your research narrow the list you have to two or three per vendors that you will be meeting in person. Make a note of the options you had and who in your opinion was able to match your expectations and understand your vision and ideas then have brief conversation with the names on the shortlist.
Fix a meeting
After you had a phone conversation with them it would be time to meet the vendors in person. Fix a meeting with those that caught your attention and could gather what you have been trying to express. Ensure that you carry plenty of reference material on the ideas that you have for your big day. Ask the vendor whether he has previously worked with the reception and ceremony venue to get glimpse how their worked turned out there.
Hire someone that gets you
After the personal meeting you will get a fair idea of the person you are comfortable working with. Keep in mind that the vendor should also be willing to execute your vision rather than only discuss it with you.