Wedding Vendor Advice Series: Red Flags When Choosing Your Vendors

French's Point
Published June 6th, 2013

Over the past few months we’ve been highlighting the red flags that you should be looking out for when you’re hiring wedding vendors. We’ve seen the good, bad and ugly of weddings– and there is an ugly! Our experience as a destination wedding venue has afforded us the wherewithal to avoid problems before they begin. The brides we work with are typically located outside Maine. They rely on us to find the best vendors for their wedding, and we welcome this responsibility as a privilege. We put all of our vendors through a rigorous vetting process, not just once, but on a yearly basis.

For many brides, choosing a photographer, florist, band or cake purveyor means pouring over websites and intensely studying product images and online testimonials. However, a vendor is more than just a pretty website and newsletter. Vendors are people with incredible talents. While vendors have the ability to make your wedding a stunning event to remember, poor communication and human error on a vendor’s part can cause major issues.

Part I: They don’t call you back within 24 hours
Part II: They Aren’t a Team Player
Part III: They Don’t Have Insurance
Part IV: They Won’t Negotiate a Good Contract
Part V: They Make a Bad First Impression