When choosing a wedding product or supplier, do you think that the more you pay the better quality wedding item or service you get? Do you think if you are on a budget you have to compromise on quality to afford everything you want?
I really don’t think that way. There are a lot of different things you should consider when deciding on a supplier.
Certain products and services are judged on your own individual taste. For example, a cake design you love may be another person’s idea of a cake from hell. A wedding photographer you admire may not shoot in the style another couple likes. If you book a photographer that charges £3000 just because you think they must be good to charge that price, that is not value for money. But if you book one for £1500 because you love what they do, who is to say they’re not as good a photographer? As long as the supplier you are booking is fully insured and has testimonials from past customers you can make your decision based on their work. I judge quality wedding suppliers on their product or service and reputation, not on the price they charge.
It is the same with jewellery and stationery. Someone who makes items at home has a lot less overheads than someone who has a workshop or a boutique. Because their overheads are so low, they can afford to charge less for their product and provide the same quality wedding items. Is it fair to say the person working from home’s products are inferior because they charge less? As far as I’m concerned, they could both be using the same suppliers and techniques so price is no indicator of the quality.
When a bride walks down the aisle and everyone ooh’s and ahhh’s over her dress, how many people will know if that dress cost £100 or £10,000? How many people will be able to tell which designer it is? As long as the bride feels amazing, who cares! No one can see the label inside your dress, so don’t choose it because of the designer. Choose your dress because it is the best dress for you. One that fits perfectly and makes you feel special.
I’ve seen amazing weddings which have been organised on a shoestring and terrible ones where money was no object. I believe you have the ability to make your wedding day whatever you want it to be. No matter what your budget, you don’t need to compromise on quality wedding vendors. There are amazing wedding suppliers out there who don’t expect you to pay for just their brand name. It’s the quality of their product or service that sets their price.
The point that I’m trying to make is that it’s not all about money. Choose people you like, trust and can work with to supply wedding products and services for your wedding. Don’t just book on price, it’ll save you a lot of stress in the long run!