How To: Pick Your Wedding Pros

It’s episode three of the first season of the Put A Ring On It Podcast. This episode is all about picking your wedding pros. Where to find them, how to reach out and how to get a great conversation going.


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What we talked about:

  • Ask your married friends for referrals and feedback
  • Check with your venue or other wedding pros to see who they recommend
  • Do some searching on Google, as well as wedding-focused search engines like WeddingWire or local wedding sites like LehighValleyWedding.com
  • Pick up a local or national bridal magazine
  • Hit up some of your wedding area’s bridal shows (just remember: not ALL wedding pros showcase at bridal shows, but they’re GREAT for finding your florist and baker, just to name a few)
  • Custom contact forms vs. general inquiry forms
  • If the pro you’re looking at is asking some unique questions to start, it’s for a REASON
  • If you’re filling out a general inquiry form, be sure to include the “must-haves”: Name, Partner’s Name, Email, Phone Number, Wedding Date (if possible), Wedding Location (if possible)
  • For bonus points, you can also include: Best way and time to contact you, Something you liked about their work/website/ad
  • When to call vs. email. vs. stop in (Hint: ALWAYS start with an email unless their website or ad says otherwise)
  • Setting an appointment is KEY!
  • Just how many pros you should reach out to to make an educated decision
  • You want their style to match the theme/style/overall vibe of your wedding and personality
  • It’s important not to try and change the style of the pro to match you
  • Things to check for clues about how good of a fit you might be for one another
  • Look for the “CONNECTION” and for the “warm and fuzzies”
  • Obviously, budget is a factor but learn how to move things around when you need to

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