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Should I use a venues recommended suppliers?

7th July 2019

Your wedding venue is probably the first thing you will book.  During a show around venues usually give you their brochure along with a list of recommended suppliers, but should you just use them?

If your venue has a recommended DJ and you want a DJ, as opposed to a wedding band then you should probably use them.  The venues recommended DJ will already know how to work in the space, for example know all about the sound system, how loud to have the music, what time the party finishes etc.  So unless you have your heart set on someone else, the recommended DJ is usually the best decision.

A venue will also have a recommended photographer.  Again, this photographer will know where to get the best shots at the venue, they’ll know all about the lighting and everything else that they need to know to ensure you get the best photos.  Again, unless you have your heart set on a particular photographer or a particular style that the recommended photographer doesn’t do, then they’re the best decision.

If your venue has a venue stylist, take a look at their past work.  If you like it then book them.  However, if you are looking for something more bespoke or a different style that you think will work, then shop around.  My venue styling is based around luxury, timeless, classic design.  So if you have chosen a venue which is more of a modern theme or rustic theme but this is not you then you don’t have to use the recommended supplier.  

A lot of the best wedding suppliers are not a recommended supplier for just one venue.  They will enjoy working at lots of different venues.  Take a look at their website and social media to see what work they have done in the past.

Choosing wedding suppliers can be really tough as the competition is so high.  I suggest arranging meetings with your short list of chosen suppliers and then you can ensure that you both have the same goal in mind and you will end up with the wedding that you dream of and not the wedding that the supplier can deliver.


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27th June 2018

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