Selecting your vendors for your wedding day isn't easy, nor is the process of selecting your closest friends to be a part of your special day. I mean who wants to cross off their friend from the seventh grade that helped you in one of your most embarrassing moments in school. Or that college roommate that's been extremely helpful with giving you advice when you needed it the most. Man, I know that both processes can be both stressful, overwhelming and mind-boggling.
Narrowing your list of vendors can be the same way. Hectic, and almost like a rat race. I mean REALLY. Just as selecting from a pool of friends, so is selecting from vendors. Where people are extremely talented in their craft in a world where it seems like "EVERYONE'S DOING IT".
Although I can't tell you who to select to be your bridesmaid or maid of honor, what I can tell you is HOW TO select your vendor for your special day.
1. Were you ever in a wedding before? Ask the Bride who she selected to be a vendor at her wedding, and if you REALLY liked and connected with the vendor she selected then there you have it.
2. Look through social media to see who people are RAVING about. YES! Nowadays gossip is no longer a phone call away, it's a click away.
3. Ask your closest relative or friends if there are any suggestions. I'm sure they know of someone in the area who can accommodate your needs.
4. Decide if you are connected to that vendor. Most of the time brides select vendors that have similar interest, and personalities. Connecting with your vendor will not only make your day easier, but you will be able to finish planning your wedding with ease.
5. Lastly, select someone you trust, and work that you admire. Technology is increasing, and so is the pool of vendors. Finding someone you trust is worthwhile. Just like selecting that Bridesmaid.