Episode 13

Mistakes You're Making Hiring Your Vendors That Can RUIN Your Wedding - with Rachael Solomon of Bad Boss Bride

Welcome to the Step-by-Step Wedding Prep Podcast - The weekly show where we teach you everything you need to know to plan your wedding like a pro! 

On today's episode, we welcome Rachael Solomon, co-owner of Bad Boss Bride and we discuss hiring your vendors and why that's so important in determining what kind of wedding planning experience you’ll have. Hire the right way, and you’ll have a totally amazing experience. Hire the wrong way, and your results could be entirely different.

We discuss the NUMBER ONE THING you need to base your decisions on, which has nothing to do with money, and is often the thing couples overlook entirely…not even giving it a second thought.

In addition, Rachael and I discuss...

  • Common mistakes couples make when hiring their vendors
  • How there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to hiring vendors
  • Why hiring this particular vendor last is a big no-no
  • Why it's so important to read every detail in your contracts
  • How to properly research vendors
  • What bad vendor reviews really mean
  • Why paying more money doesn't always mean better quality
  • How to determine if a vendor is a good match for you
  • What a vendor can do to see if you're a good fit for them
  • What happens if you face conflict with a vendor
  • How to address problems before they become major issues

Stay tuned to the end of the show when I ask Rachael 5 Fun Questions and learn more about her amazing career

To learn more about Bad Boss Bride or to schedule a consultation, please visit Bad Boss Bride

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

About the Podcast

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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!