When wedding and party vendors get together, we are always dreaming up new ways to wow your socks off and bring you bomb ass designs.
But, sometimes, we also talk about what we wish our clients knew BEFORE they started planning their big event. This week I am talking about THE single most important step you can take when booking your vendors, and it happens to also be the #1 thing you vendors wish you knew!
What vendors want you to know…
So here is the thing, a vendor’s calendar is limited to a select few dates a year (…which sucks we know!) We totally wish we could take on every wedding, shower, birthday or whatever else that comes along, but it’s just not humanly possible.? So that means, that dates get booked up extremely fast and really early!
Case and Point…
While at the Pittsburgh Wedding Expo (November 2018) I met with hundreds of couples looking for vendors for their 2020 (and some 2021) weddings. They were 18-24 months from their wedding and already booking vendors! So, that meant that couples with short engagements, who were trying to book vendors for their 2019 wedding, were stuck with leftover dates from couples with longer engagements who had booked 12+ months prior!
So the most important thing…
The single most important step in booking your ideal vendor is to book them early!
….like way early
…like picked a date for your epic bash and five minutes later you’re calling to schedule consults with your dream vendors early.
And remember, there is no such thing as too early, only too late!
So when is the best time to book me, your wedding stationery designer?
Excellent question! So you have seen my Bea-YOU-tiful work and want your stationery to look just as good, let me tell you how!
Ideally, I want to start hearing from you as soon as you select your date! Usually this tends to fall at about a year out. But as I stated above, the sooner the better!
If you are a calendar person who adores knowing exact timelines, here is my perfect and ideal timeline to get started on your stationery!
14 Months Out from Your Wedding
Start talking about Save the Dates. You know, the things that let everyone know that there is going to be a big event and if they need to take leave/travel, start planning now! Aren’t sure if you even want to send save the dates? Check this post out for your answers!
8-6 Months Out from Your Wedding
It’s time to get a moving on your invitations! 6 months is the absolute minimum that I want to hear from you for your custom wedding invitations! It isn’t because I’ll hate you if you contact me after this time, but this gives us THE PERFECT timeline to get your stationery EXACTLY the way you want it and printed and all pretty!
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