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5. Get it in writing from your Wedding Suppliers

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Put it in Writing
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In business, as anyone in business knows, there is a world of difference between what people say they will do for you, and what they actually do.

Misunderstandings can also arise where you think you agreed one thing, and the Supplier thinks you agreed a different thing. This is especially true of your Dream Day, where you will develop a vision of what you want and expect, but the Supplier may not be aware of where your vision and dream is taking you both.  

To ensure Suppliers come up to your expectations, and to make your expectations clear to a Wedding Supplier, always put it in writing what you discuss and have agreed. If a Supplier says they will do X Y and Z for you, then repeat their words to you, in an email to them. This then becomes part of your 'written agreement' with the Supplier.

You cannot hold anyone to account for what they may or may not have said. But you can hold anyone to account when you have an email history of what you were agreeing and discussing with each other. This is much easier to do nowadays as you can simply confirm everything you discuss in a quick email. Then you just keep a record of your emails in a folder on your emails where you can find them easily.
Bride and Groom by lake at Craig y Nos Country Park, photo by Patrick Ellis

Wedding Preparation: Get everything down in Writing:

It's all in the PREPARATION. Either you ask the supplier to put in writing what you have agreed, and the cost, or you can write to the supplier listing what you believe you have agreed, and the cost, and invite comment if they disagree.

This is your written 'contract' with your suppliers. Otherwise there could well be differences between what you picture for your day and what you get, which may spoil your day.

Be careful about suppliers promising something and then forgetting some essential detail of what you each discussed. This is human nature and it happens. Avoid it by confirming everything in writing.

Create a standard text on your computer for letters confirming the details of your wedding.


Photography on this page by Patrick Ellis Photography

Include this same text for every supplier before adding individual text specific to your arrangements with the supplier concerned.  

The standard text must have the following details:

  • Day, Date and venue for the wedding


  • Schedule for the Wedding Day (see later)



  • Deposit required to secure the booking of your supplier and once you have paid the deposit, the date you paid and the method of payment.


  • The specific requirements you have, of the supplier






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