July 14, 2021  •  6min read

5 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Vendors in Bali

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A wedding vendor in Bali brings your dream paradise wedding into reality. Everybody, even celebrities want to get married in Bali. However, with so many vendors to choose from, it can be pretty challenging to pick the vendor that suits your needs.

Before we go through the essential points, it’s necessary that you know the basics:

Make appointments with your top-tier vendors on your list first, such as top-rated in your area and a professional wedding photographer who books up months and even a year in advance. You can have initial phone calls to inquire about their availability to decide which vendors you should be prioritizing.

You can either meet face to face or on Skype to throw the destination wedding. But meeting face to face always gives you a better first impression as you can read a potential vendor’s facial and body language, which offers a better impression of their demeanor.

Meeting a vendor is just like meeting a client at work, so you’ll need to follow the same etiquette and dress professionally, respect their time and hear out everything they offer (even if you don’t feel an instant connection after the first ten minutes).

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So, let’s get into the five things to consider when choosing a wedding vendor.

Plan Everything with Your Partner and Set Your Budget in Advance

Knowing your budget and number of guests should be the first thing to consider before you get attached to any venue or vendors, as they can go way beyond your price range and may not accommodate the size of your guests. But once you do spend more than what you’ve expected, then layout your expectations in private. The last situation you want to be in is where one of you wants to book, but the other wants to save up the budget for some other elements and that you’re arguing about it in front of your wedding vendors, planner, or photographer. When you go through the options together, you’ll have a better picture of how much everything will cost.

Talk about your biggest likes and dislikes to keep you both on the same page. You’ll know your must-haves, whether it’s some spectacular menu, some top-notch guest stars, or world-class champagne for your guests. Prepare a few questions so that you don’t get carried away with their experiences and achievements and that you still can nail down your specific needs.

Check If You Are Comfortable with the Bali Wedding Vendor

Suppose you’ve found a vendor that you and your partner agree on due to their fantastic portfolio and seems to suit your wedding style, then great! Another consideration that most couples don’t realize is whether you get along with this person. You’ll be counting on them with important service, including high monetary costs, so being comfortable around them is essential. Keep in mind that you’ll be interacting with these vendors during the most emotional day of your life, so it’s best to be with someone who can put you at ease instead of stressing you out even more.

If you feel like something is “off” but not sure what it is, then your subconscious is likely signaling you to keep looking. It’s a red flag when they show warning signs such as: avoiding to talk or talking bad about current or past clients or making negative assumptions about you based on your budget. Whether they’re encouraging you to add more features or making you feel bad that you’re on the lower tier of their roster (saying things like most of their clients spend $5000 on decorations).

Check Out for Client Reviews

The old quote “you get what you pay for” isn’t entirely accurate for wedding vendors, as a $2,000 makeup artist can have better results than what a $10,000 artist offers. This is why other brides’ referrals can save you! Ask the vendors if they can give you the contact of their past clients who can confirm their services. And when you do eventually go with them, don’t forget to provide them with some 5-star reviews along with some thank you messages for those who contributed to making your special day.

As many Bali wedding vendors work closely together, you can also ask for others that you’ve booked and find out if they’ve worked with one particular vendor before and if they are satisfied with their services.

Write Down Everything, Even the Smallest Detail

To fully understand everything in the quoted price, the vendor should list all the small things. For example, if you want traditional frangipani flowers or orchids as part of your centerpieces, they should all be included in the list. Even though this might seem a little too much, all this information will come in handy later on if the items you want aren’t available during the time due to some unexpected issues.

Keep an eye out for hidden costs when you’re reviewing the contract (watch out for wordings like “additional costs may not be included” and “additional costs may be added for setup and delivery”). Ask if there is anything unclear. Make sure you also know their policy on late fees if you need to hold back the dates of any ceremony and receptions.

Negotiating is Part of The Process

You can ask to skip the engagement shoot if you’ve already had tons of pictures for your save the dates and other wedding elements. If you’re looking to make a two-hour wedding video, then ask if you can get an edited highlight clip or raw footage. Having one vendor that offers multiple services, such as music and photography, can also help you save a lot.

Once you’ve picked the perfect vendor, give them the direction you want and let them do their thing while you sit back and enjoy your time in paradise while waiting for the start of your new journey with your loved one. Bali Wedding Prices is the place for all top-notch Bali locations for you looking for the perfect destination wedding.

Guntur author at Bali Wedding
Guntur has been writing tips and tricks for weddings in Bali since 2020. He has written everything from preparing a pre-wedding in Bali to the best wedding dress and makeup you should choose for a wedding in paradise.

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