"He said, she said."
I don't read all of the traditional wedding blogs with tips and checklists and all of that. I read it when I was planning our wedding, but really not since, so I hope you won't find any similarities. The point of the Insider's Tips is to try to post things that you might not have heard of/thought of/seen before.
With all of that said, my next tip might be one that you have heard about before. But it is really important, so I wanted to post it.
I think we have established that it is hard to pick out vendors for your wedding. You don't know who to trust or who will do a good job. If you have a friend that has recently gotten married, then she is a great resource. But don't overlook the great resource that one of your already booked vendors can be.
Now of course, I love receiving referrals. A very large portion of our business comes from referrals, so I don't take this lightly. But I really love giving referrals to brides. After all, this is our world. We work with a whole lot of people - we know the quality professionals to refer you to. Anyone can spend a million dollars on advertising claiming to be the best whatever, but just because you have money, it doesn't mean that you care about your work or your clients. Double check with a few of your wedding vendors to see who they can recommend.