Successfully Working With Vendors
Over the past year, I have had the privilege to assist several weddings and photoshoots and plan different styled shoots with a countless number of vendors in Eugene and Los Angeles. The main takeaway that I gathered was that it is so important to create relationships with vendors in order to be successful as a wedding and event planner. Having a certain level of professionalism and making sure vendors know that your job as a planner is to support them throughout the event is of utmost importance. A lot of the time, the other vendor’s performances reflect onto the planner and the entire event as a whole, so it is so important for the planner to be uplifting towards all event staff and making sure the event is running smoothly for the client.
In order to achieve a successful event, asking vendors ahead of time about what they need from the planner to be successful, what they provide, what they do not provide, what their timeline looks like, how they work, etc. is so important in order to integrate each vendor into the event cohesively. Asking these questions ahead of time is crucial to not have any questions or misunderstandings on the day of the event. Over communicating is always better than under communicating, as long as it does not cross the boundary of micromanaging!
I hope this helps anyone who is planning an event! As always, please let me know if you have any questions about the event planning process!