Episode 19

9 Important Things You Need To Do For Your Wedding Vendors (besides signing the contract)

On the surface hiring your vendors may seem like a transaction in that you’re paying them to provide you with a good or service, but, you’re really forming a relationship and one that lasts for quite some time…sometimes even years beyond your wedding. 

In episode 13, we spoke about mistakes you're making when hiring your vendors, and today, we’re going to be talking about what you need to do for your vendors…the "unwritten rules" that go far beyond what’s written on paper and what’s signed off on.

I discuss:

  • The one thing you should NEVER say to your vendors
  • The CORRECT way to let a vendor know you're not interested
  • The easiest, yet most overlooked thing you can do during the planning process to PREVENT any awkward moments or conversations
  • Why doing this one thing, ON TIME, is so important
  • What you MUST do for your vendors the day of your wedding
  • How and why it's important to TIP your vendors
  • The SIMPLEST way to repay them for their time and talent
  • Why leaving reviews are extremely IMPORTANT for helping their business grow
  • The one thing you should NEVER, EVER do and how doing your research ahead of time can prevent this from happening
  • so much more

If you're a wedding vendor, tell me what I missed. What else should be added to this list?

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Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!