Exchanging Vows with Your Vendors
Choosing vendors can be a complicated process. I mean, here you are in the midst of the most important day of your life and you have to entrust it to someone you’ve never met before. It can be pretty harrowing. But, believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be that bad. If everyone agrees to play fair, it can be a very happy and memorable experience.
You should vow to make payments in sickness and in health and for richer or poorer.
You should vow not to turn into a psychopath during the planning process.
You should vow to communicate effectively and professionally.
Your vendors owe you that same amount of respect.
They should vow first and foremost that your wedding is YOUR WEDDING. No changes should occur without your knowledge and or approval. Even if it is “their thing”.
They should vow to perform the services you contract them for, in sickness and in health (or get an adequate replacement), and should perform ONLY their services. You don’t want someone impeding on another vendor’s job or prevent them from doing their job effectively.
They should vow to communicate effectively and professionally; and while their advice is nice to have, it is not the be all and end all of your wedding. Again, see vendor vow number one.
The day is about you and your fiance– not your vendors. It should showcase your personality and love for each other. Likewise, you should be open enough to let your vendors do the jobs they are great at, within the parameters that you have asked them to.