While Social Distancing Know How You Can Hire Your Vendor Team
If you are a newlywed couple you might be hovering over your wedding planning and even getting anxious on how to start planning on it.
You and your partner also struggling as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. To say these are uncertain times is the understatement of a lifetime.
The situation will get better by God's grace and of course, you will be able to celebrate your big day soon, as per instructions now you have to maintain the social distance for your own safety.
But... in the meantime, you can start planning and can most definitely with Event Panda
you can connect virtually with your vendor team smoothly.
As meeting in-person is out of the question, search for various services like catering, DJ, decor, wedding planner, etc. There are other ways to browse, virtually connect with, and even book pros to build your vendor team.
And, given that events aren’t occurring right now due to social distancing mandates, wedding vendors will definitely appreciate your business, even if it’s for a time in the future.
Choose wedding vendors without meeting in-person, here’s how:
1. Go through online reviews
Online reviews... yes it is the easiest and ultimate way to find out wedding vendors in your area. Star ratings are really useful here but we would suggest that go through the reviews too and then decide carefully.
You can specifically look for the stories like where the vendors actually gone beyond expectations and fulfilled the smallest requirement and gave there 200%.
2. Virtual venue tour
When you can’t actually visit the site can be tricky so it's better to choose virtually. However, on sites like Event Panda, you can take a virtual tour of a wedding venue, which is almost as good as paying an in-person visit.
You can check out both indoor and outdoor spaces, and view rooms from different perspectives. However, if you are interested in a particular venue you can definitely make a call and the representative will "walk" you through the virtual tour to share details about the space and answer any questions.
3. Do not rely on communication right now
Wedding vendors will get in touch with you in a timely fashion. However, wedding companies are going through a lot now, each and every couple is either canceling or postponing their wedding and events and not to mention, they have their personal issues too, to deal with. A friendly and prompt response is certainly ideal, but a bit more patience may be required during this time.
4. Schedule virtual interviews
The wedding industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, it is better to keep up with the situation and cope with it gradually.
Event Panda usually recommends meeting potential vendors in person before booking, times have certainly changed, and we are wholeheartedly in favor of the virtual interview. Yeah, that's right!
Schedule an interview with the vendor in video calls, and make sure you have matched your timing with your partner and both are present there.
It's important that you have created a list with important questions and queries, and the meeting is held in a quiet place, you don't want any background noise to interrupt your discussion.
5. Ask for photos and videos
It is obvious that for your wedding vendors you will be creating lots of requirements and demands like- bakers, DJ, florists, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, and more — don’t be shy about asking for recent photos of their work. You can also ask pros like videographers, bands, and ceremony musicians for videos that showcase their skills.
It is your wedding and you can ask for details from the representative without any hesitation for your own satisfaction it is not that hard.
6. Careful with the contracts
Read his/her contract carefully if you have found a vendor you love. Can't figure out any certain word or sentence? Ask! Frankly ask various questions in your mind, do not hesitate.
Given the current circumstances, be sure to ask about the vendor’s postponement policy and other policies too. Also, don't forget to ask what happens if the vendor has an emergency and can’t perform services
for your wedding? Once you’ve cleared all the doubts and what-ifs, you can add another vendor to your team.