Just a little pretty inspiration for the eyes, ✨and a little wisdom for the soul:

A creative’s pricing is based on their time and experience in the industry, not any one client’s budget. 👀.

I know, we may need to go back and read that again, because it is the truth here in the wide world of weddings. Our time spent, knowledge garnered and experience cultivated in this industry is what determines pricing. 👈🏼

Especially right now, with everyone talking about a “boom” without talking about the realities of staffing shortages, supply chain interruptions, and so many companies and people operating at a much faster speed than they would normally to accommodate all of the clients, the changes, the shortages and whatever the “boom” manifests itself to be on any given day.

It’s a lot, amici miei. For couples. And vendors too. For those of you looking for wedding vendors, what can you do to protect yourself, respect vendors and choose wisely?

1. Consider hiring a planner immediately to help you navigate this process. Now more than ever, relationships and a super solid vendor team will be paramount to a successful wedding and event. Our job is to guide you through the planning process, provide creative solutions and beautiful ideas. 🤩

2. Be willing to adapt and be flexible. Dates are scarce + availability is inconsistent, so be willing to think outside of the box so that you have more options. 📍

3. Be kind, be respectful, be communicative. -> so important! So many of the creatives that I speak to every day are overwhelmed right now. They are also so grateful to be working and getting back to the jobs they love. But they are overwhelmed. Kindness goes a very, very long way. And that goes both ways. 💚

Photo Credits:
Collin Pierson Photography | Kesh Events, Inc. | Michelle Durpetti Events | Windy City Linen | Calligraphy by CT

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