Building your dream supplier team involves lots of research, price-checking and asking for availability. If you’re up for doing a little bit of extra research, there’s more that you can do to learn more about wedding suppliers. Beyond asking for pricing and availability, the steps below will help you to narrow down your choice. Take a look at these 7 genius ways to learn more about wedding suppliers.
It’s always a good idea to turn to social media. This is where you can take a look at a prospective supplier’s latest work and get a sense of their personality and style. Usually their website will display stunning photos that won’t be quite as up to date as their ‘day to day’ posting on social media.
A wedding supplier can be incredible without having won any awards. But receiving recognition from the WOL Awards shows that a pro has a great reputation in the industry. This shouldn’t be your deciding factor, but it is a great way to know if a supplier has displayed top quality service and professionalism in the Irish Wedding Industry.
There’s no doubt you’ve peaked at real wedding features before, looking at photos of real life couples who have recently tied the knot. Real wedding features are a brilliant way for suppliers to show off their work and for you to see them in action. On our website, all you have to do is check out a supplier’s profile and scroll to the bottom to see if they’ve been featured in a real wedding story.
Something else you’ll spot at the bottom of a supplier’s weddingsonline profile is their other editorial features. Perhaps they have been quoted as an expert in an article or they’ve shared advice and expertise to other couples. The fact that they’re included in editorial is a great sign that their opinion is valued as an industry expert.
Wedding suppliers who have been in the industry for a while will have great relationships with other suppliers. By taking a look at a supplier’s website and social media, you’ll get a feel for the pockets of suppliers who often work together. In fact, once you’ve selected one supplier to work with, ask them for recommendations for the other suppliers you need.
It’s great to know that a wedding supplier is active in the wedding industry, whether it’s because they are part of an organisation or they attend conferences and networking events. It shows that they are well connected and displays that they are interested in staying up to date with what’s going on in their field of expertise.
We always recommend asking other couples for their experience and advice. Wedding forums are a fab space to do just that! The HIGM! Help I’m Getting Married Facebook group is the most active community in Ireland and we highly recommend you join in. Ask other couples for recommendations!
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.