How To Choose Between Two Wedding Vendors

How To Choose Between Two Wedding Vendors

It’s difficult enough to find a wedding vendor that you know will be perfect. What’s even more difficult is picking after finding multiple. It certainly isn’t easy to choose between two amazing vendors who are both available to cater to you on your special day.

Honestly, it isn’t the worst problem to have when planning a wedding, but it’s definitely one that has to be addressed. If you find yourself stuck in this predicament, here are a few things you should consider to help you make your decision.

Meet Face-to-Face

It is beyond any doubt that you want your vendor team to be amazing and enthusiastic about making your wedding one remember. However, another important factor to consider is how much you really enjoy spending time with them. To figure this out, set up a meeting in person. If you can’t manage to meet face-to-face, a video call will do. As you ask your questions and assess whether they will be a good addition to your vendor team, consider how well you get along with them and whether you’ll enjoy planning your big day with them. Becoming friends with your vendors will happen in most cases, which is great news for you because we all know friends care about your big day more than anyone else!

Consider How They Communicate

As you plan your wedding, you will have to work in close communication with your vendors. Therefore, it is important to consider how they communicate. Has it been easy to contact them thus far? Have they taken days to reply to your messages? What channel of communication do they use? Someone who takes days to reply and refuses to communicate via email may not be a good choice. Your vendor choice should allow you to rest assured knowing that they will get back to you ASAP whenever you have questions or need input.

Read Honest Reviews

Reviews from previous clients can be particularly eye-opening. Go ahead and consider each review carefully. One bad review doesn’t necessarily mean that vendor is a terrible choice, but many may. Look at the ratio of good to bad reviews and take check them from multiple sources such as WeddingWire, The Knot, Google, and Facebook. Keep your eyes open for vendors whose reviews show that they have consistently gone the extra mile for their clients. That way, you’ll be able to identify the truly exceptional vendors.

Go Over Contracts

Chances are you’re planning a wedding on a budget, and it’s important for you to consider your expenses. That being said, don’t immediately go with whichever vendor costs less. Take into consideration the services they are providing for their price. It’s possible that the more expensive vendor is providing significantly more value than the cheaper one. Select the vendor whose service package is in line with what you need, so you can make sure that you know what you’re getting for the price you’re paying. You get what you pay for, good or bad.

Assess Pros and Cons

If you still can’t make a decision, line up the pros and cons for each vendor. Don’t only consider how a vendor will affect you, but how they will affect the guests at your wedding as well. Go ahead and show the list to your friends, family, and soon-to-be spouse if you need second opinions. They may even add some more to your list that you didn’t even think about.


Once you’ve settled on your choice, be sure to let the vendor know ASAP so that you can book them for your date and put down a deposit. You also need to let the other vendor know that you won’t be hiring them. If they ask why respectfully let them know. This feedback can be valuable to the vendor and help them improve their services in the future.

While we hope your decision in choosing your vendors is easy, if we are one of your choices as a venue in Buffalo, NY, we want to make sure you genuinely pick the best choices for you and your vision. If you have any questions about our simplified planning process at Avanti Mansion, feel free to reach out to us directly at Happy Planning!

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