It’s time to start the search for your Charlotte wedding vendors but where do you begin? With so much information out there, it can be confusing which is why we wanted to offer a few wedding tips & tricks on navigating the process …. 

BUSTLD: Ok, we know … shameless self promotion! But seriously, that’s what we do best. Once you sign up and take the fun wedding quiz, not only do we show you some of the best wedding vendors in Charlotte but we also help you to sort through them by showing you your top matches based on your answers.

WEDDING PLANNERS: After you’ve found your perfect wedding planner, this person is going to be your go-to for all things wedding. The personal touch they provide is priceless. Recommendations on who works best for your personality, budget and style plus any other nuances of relationships with other vendors will make their recommendations golden. 

OTHER VENDORS: Once you book other vendors via Bustld, they will be sure to provide you with recommendations of people they have loved working with in the past. Weddings are all about relationships and building that dream team so this information also is invaluable.

BRIDAL SHOWS: These can be a great way to meet a lot of vendors in one spot. Be ready to speed date your way through the vendors who are showcasing. Come prepared – know what you are looking for, the questions you want to ask, stickers with your contact information and a calendar. You are going to want to book sit down meetings on the spot so you don’t forget who you liked the most.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY: There is a reason that word of mouth is one of the biggest forms of business for wedding vendors … if your friends and family had a great experience you will hear about it! So make sure to ask those around you who have recently been married who they loved the most so you can start getting ideas for your Charlotte wedding.

Once you’ve found your vendors, send them a note and set up a time to meet in person to discuss their style and service offering (it’s never comparing apples to apples!). This is a great chance to see if your personalities mesh to work together on one of the biggest days of your life. And after meeting them, be sure to let them know how you want to move forward… they will appreciate it!


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