Organising an event involves a lot of moving parts. From the food to the sound and everything in between selecting the right suppliers is critical to hosting a successful event.
It takes a wide variety of vendors to put an event together and having a set of guidelines to help you select all of them can be very useful. This is why regardless of whether it’s a marquee or lighting company you should use these three factors to help you choose the right suppliers for your event.
Don’t let your event be their biggest
While supporting small businesses is very important it could prove problematic when dealing with a company that has never handled an event as big as yours. You need to be certain that your event rests well within the scope of their capabilities so do your research and don’t be afraid to ask for case studies, photos or references of similar events they have done in the past.
Choosing the right supplier to best suit your needs for your wedding is probably one of the most important decisions you will make. We at UP A TONE strive to make your day memorable by matching our services perfectly to your desires. Our entertainment options are guaranteed to create that extra special feel and leave a lasting impression on you and your guests for all the right reasons.
Make sure they have the resources
Subcontracting is a commonplace practice in the event industry so it shouldn’t alarm you. However, ensuring that your chosen supplier has the core resources they need to perform the functions you require in-house is essential. If they are relying too heavily on third parties for critical elements of their work this could pose a serious problem.
Understand exactly what you will be getting
When we look at events we often speak about them in general terms which is why it is essential for you to clarify exactly what you will be getting with all your suppliers and vendors. Depending on the type of supplier, you must ensure that you have at least one of the following documents: a list of specific items to be provided and the quantity, a schedule of how they deliver their service leading up to the event and itemised pricing.