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.
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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)
Names, addresses and phone numbers of all primary suppliers (photographer, florist, Toastmaster, Wedding Planner at the venue itself) with whom the supplier you are writing to will or may need to liase.
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