Booking season is in full swing and newly engaged couples are looking left and right to find their perfect vendors for their wedding day. It is easy, while researching, to come across several vendors who specialize in what you are looking for. Your biggest mistake, however, may be sending out an inquiry to each one and going from there. Why would this be a mistake? It seems like that would be the easiest route to go. Let me share some wedding tips that will help you save but you and your wedding vendor loads of time.
Most brides in the Kentucky and Ohio states are researching and booking their wedding vendors about a year in advance. This means that most wedding creatives are extremely busy. They are not only designing for current brides, but booking future brides for the upcoming years. Couples are finding that their desired wedding vendors are taking on less and less clients each year in order to handle both wedding and booking season at the same time.
One way to cut the line, so to speak, and make sure you book your favorite vendor is to find out all the information you can before you inquire. How much does this creative charge? What is the average cost to hire this type of vendor? Do they specialize in what you are specifically looking for? Is their specific design style exactly what you are looking for? Do you have a budget set aside for this?
To give more insight into this topic, I’ve asked Jen from Jen K. Calligraphy to give some advice on why you should research your wedding vendors before sending in an inquiry. Jen offers calligraphy services and makes custom wedding stationery design effortless for brides in the Cincinnati area, but luckily paper can be shipped anywhere. 😉
“Research. Look into the cost of custom stationery before sending an inquiry email. Stationery can be customized but it’s good to have an idea of the average cost & factoring that into your budget before diving right in. For example, Letterpress is priced different than digitally printed invites. Keep this in mind when emailing a stationer for a quote”
Researching your wedding vendors beforehand will help you narrow down your potential wedding candidates to only 1-2 vendors and will save you hours of emailing back and forth. That is a win-win for everyone!
Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding!
"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"
-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding
“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”
-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond. Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."
-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"
-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding