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What questions should I ask before hiring someone to perform services for my wedding?

When hiring vendors for their wedding day, couples should ask the following questions to ensure they make informed decisions:

1. Availability and Booking:

- Is the vendor available on our wedding date?

- How far in advance do we need to book your services?

2. Experience and Portfolio:

- How many weddings have you worked on? Can you provide references or testimonials?

- Can we see examples of your previous work/portfolio?

3. Services and Packages:

- What services/packages do you offer? What is included in each package?

- Can you customize a package to meet our specific needs?

4. Pricing and Payment:

- What are your rates? Are there any additional charges we should be aware of?

- What is your payment schedule? Do you require a deposit?

5. Contracts and Insurance:

- Do you provide a written contract? What are the terms and conditions?

- Do you have liability insurance?

6. Availability and Accessibility:

- Will you be the one providing the services on our wedding day? If not, who will be?

- How many other weddings or events will you be handling on the same day?

7. Setup and Logistics:

- How much time do you need for setup and breakdown?

- Do you have any specific requirements or technical needs at the venue?

8. Cancellation and Backup Plans:

- What is your cancellation or rescheduling policy?

- Do you have backup plans in case of an emergency or unforeseen circumstances?

9. Communication and Updates:

- How will we stay in touch throughout the planning process?

- How quickly can we expect responses to our questions or concerns?

10. Reviews and Referrals:

- Do you have any online reviews or testimonials we can read?

- Can you provide referrals from previous clients?

11. Other Considerations:

- Are there any restrictions or limitations we should know about?

- Do you have any specific requirements or preferences related to your services?

Asking these questions will help couples gauge the vendor's experience, professionalism, and suitability for their wedding day. It's essential to have open and honest communication with potential vendors to ensure a smooth planning process and a successful wedding celebration.

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