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Is a preferred or exclusive vendor list an asset or a loss to your business?

Preferred Exclusive Vendor Business

Preferred Exclusive Vendor Business
Preferred Exclusive Vendor Business

 The preferred exclusive vendor business list is nothing more than a group. People that are liked by the person conducting the sale. It makes their life easier the day of the event. Perhaps they get a large markup or it may be as simple as they just enjoy working with them. As business owners, we need to be very careful when it comes to limiting our profits.

If we refer the same groups and/or companies over and over again, the rest of the businesses will not take your business into consideration when they have a big job or any job for that matter. The preferred vendor list can also affect other businesses that can deliver a powerful service.  They are not included as part of this listed group. If we want our business to prosper, we need to open the door to all the professionals. That can meet the customer’s expectation and allow them to grow as well.

Preferred Exclusive Vendor Business

If you are a salesperson, then you must be very careful with how you do your job. You may lose it if you do not make your sales. Don’t let favoritism or sentimentalism affect your job. I believe that the most important role for us all in the special event industry should be an impartial and neutral one. Especially when it comes to referring specific services. Let the customer choose whoever they want as long as it doesn’t interfere with your business. By doing this, your client will have a better opportunity to choose. Also, not be pushed to go with whoever the seller likes. I know the client will always ask for advice.

I believe it is a good idea to give them at least three choices for every category. They can feel free to choose the one that they feel comfortable with, along with fitting their budget and style.  Preferred Exclusive Vendor Business.

It’s not right to use the same vendors all the time because there are so many great professionals that are capable of doing a great job. When you refer the same vendors, it doesn’t always mean they are the best at what they do. It’s just that the salesperson is comfortable working with them, maybe they are getting a percentage, or even it simply makes their job easier. Sometimes, however, the final experience is not pleasant for the client as it is for the salesperson. Many of these vendors are in several preferred vendor lists. Therefore they cannot refer all of the companies that refer them when they have an opportunity. This can really limit the amount and quality of events you can have and, salespeople, concentrate on increasing sales, not cutting them.

Is a preferred or exclusive vendor list an asset or a loss to your business?

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Preferred Exclusive Vendor Business
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Wedding Budget Tips

What Comes Before the Dress, and the Call-A-Thon!

By: Bisli Vazquez, Luxurious Event Planning and Design

Congratulations on your engagement!

Wedding Budget Tips
Wedding Budget Tips

Now is the time to call all of your girlfriends to go and try on wedding dresses until you drop! Wedding Budget Tips! Well, wait actually, not too fast. The first thing you will need to do is to take your time and work on the actual wedding budget. This includes everything you will want for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception (including all of the rentals), wedding dress and your honeymoon. If you don’t have any idea where to start as a majority of couples don’t, it will be smart to call a qualified wedding consultant or planner. Either one of them will help you to put together a realistic wedding budget.

Wedding planners are not designers, caterers, bartenders, or anything else as such. They are definitely the only ones that are qualified to help you save time while getting all of this information for you from the right professionals.

The first consultation with the wedding planner or consultant is to gather information needed. At the same time to give you an accurate wedding budget and at this moment you can also request a professional vendor list. This list should have at least three referrals for each vendor category and it will definitely help you to plan this part of your wedding. Some consultants or planners may have a list of their preferred vendors and sometimes that limits the couple in regards to choosing what they really want and whoever they are comfortable working with. These professionals vendors must be legit with a business license or permit, liability insurance, knowledge of their services, and with great customer service amongst other things.

Once the planner or consultant has all of the details of the budget ready, they will need to meet once again to give you a detailed wedding budget spreadsheet.

This service has a cost that will start from $150 and up per hour depending on the amount of time needed, due to the knowledge combined with years of experience that sets them apart from the amateurs or novices. The fee is well worth it because it will give you the knowledge of how to communicate when meeting with these professionals. Also, eliminate the embarrassment of the ignorance of prices at the time of talking costs.

To reiterate, wedding planners or consultants are not the ones that deliver all the services needed for a successful event.  Eventually, they are for sure the bridge that takes you from point A to point B in this regards. They will put all of the team together and, with them, the magic happens. You must also be aware that some professionals don’t have a set price for their services.  The floral designers, event designers, caterers, cake artists, stationery providers, bartenders and others because this industry is constantly changing. Also the price. You can choose the ones that save you a good amount of money and still don’t deliver to your expectations. Why sacrifice for bringing your vision to reality? Whatever you choose, remember that real champagne will always taste better than the knock-off.  The same is true about every aspect of your special day.

Wedding Budget Tips
Wedding Budget Tips

Great!

Now you’re ready to call your girlfriends and have fun choosing the right wedding dress! You know that one that will speak to you and you feel comfortable in it, knowing you’ll look like the treasure you are. If you don’t have the time to do the planning after getting the wedding budget and the professional vendors list, then it will be very smart decision to hire a qualified wedding planner.  That will take care of the full planning, partial planning or only the month of, saving you all of that unnecessary hassle.

If you have any questions about where to find a qualified wedding planner or bridal consultant, please contact Bisli.

 

 

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