How to avoid a wedding vendor disaster (dresses edition)

Pricing

In short, you get what you pay for. If you’re after premium wedding vendors to create your dream wedding, be expected to pay a premium price. Understandably, it’s hard to predict whether businesses are going to declare bankruptcy amid your dealings with them, but it’s more likely to occur to a business that is known for being ‘affordable’, rather than for their professionalism or reputability in the wedding industry.

Read the fine print

When choosing a vendor, take your time in reading their contract and the fine print. Unfortunately, due to the excitement of having found your dream vendor, it’s habit to simply sign the contract without checking the details. This can be potentially dangerous, as you need to know exactly what your rights are should a disaster occur – like a vendor declaring bankruptcy.

Find out what your rights are

This ties in with the above tip – make sure you know what your rights are should the business declare bankruptcy or fail to fulfill your order unexpectedly. If the vendor has no obligation to honour your order should a disaster occur, this should be mentioned in the fine print – and should probably be a red flag when considering your vendor options.

You need to go with a reputable vendor who looks after their clients, even when disaster strikes. Your wedding day isn’t one to be toyed with.

Read as many reviews as possible

Easy Weddings has the largest and most trusted review systems in Australia. We collect feedback from thousands of couples to ensure planning your wedding truly is easy.

Every vendor listed with Easy Weddings has a section of their storefront dedicated to their customer reviews. It’s imperative to carefully read these reviews, as they’ll give you an idea of what kind of service to expect from the vendor.

If there’s anything to be concerned about, you’ll be able to identify it in the vendor’s reviews.

And, if a particular vendor has ever had to deal with its worst-case-scenario, you can usually judge a vendor based on how well it’s dealt with the issue at hand, and treated its clients thereafter.