How to Get the Best Work from Your Wedding Pros

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How to Get the Best Work from Your Wedding Pros

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Written by Leslee Layton

Leslee is a wedding filmmaker and owner of Leslee Layton Films. She and her husband Chasen Shaw are the founders of Let’s Revel.


You’ve done a lot of work to find the best photographer, videographer, cake artist, you-name-it for your wedding.  You’ve also paid them well for their time, talent, and care. So, how do you make sure you’re getting the best from your wedding pros?  

In this blog, we’re going to give you three simple things you can do to ensure you’re getting what you paid for.

You may be surprised to hear that we’re going to start this article by saying right away: None of these tips have anything to do with money.  Nope. Every single tip we’re sharing with you here is completely free. It costs nothing to make sure you get the best work from your wedding pros.  And here’s why…

Your Wedding Professionals are normal people.

Many wedding businesses in the United States are owned and operated by one or two individuals.  Some of these small businesses employee a handful of team members. You don’t see wedding businesses topping out the Fortune 500 list of largest corporations.  Nor do you see wedding businesses fully occupying multi-level office buildings. Most wedding businesses in the US are run by normal people, which means the person you talk to when you call the business is likely the owner.  This person you’re talking to is deeply connected to the business. It’s their baby. They thought it up, started it, and grew it to where it is today. And it wasn’t easy, but they didn’t give up because they genuinely care.  They care about the business and about you, their clients.  So, if you want to get the best work from your wedding professionals, our first tip is…

Remember they are normal people and treat them as individuals who care a great deal about their business and about you.  

Your wedding pros will jump through hoops for you if you give them the respect they deserve and the information they need to do their job to the best of their ability.  There’s a good chance your wedding pros will ask you questions about your preferences concerning their service or product.  For instance, your DJ will ask you about your taste in music. He or she will also probably ask you for a “play list” and maybe a “do not play list”.  Each of your pros will have important questions for you and your fiancé. It is imperative that you respond to these requests for information together.  Make it your job to give your wedding pros all the keys to making your wishes come true. Communicate effectively and communicate often. If you want your wedding pros to do their best work for you, the second tip is…

Give them the respect they deserve and the information they need to do a great job for you.

Your Wedding Professionals have loads of experience to help you.

There’s a good chance that you’ve never planned a wedding before.  If you have, you have very little experience compared to the hundreds of weddings your wedding professionals have been part of.  The best wedding pros are experts in their field because they’ve seen a whole lot of stuff go down, if you catch the drift. They’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly.  If you want to get the best from your wedding pros, the final tip is…

Listen to their advice.  

It’s a simple tip, but just think of all you’re missing out on if you fail to listen to the advice of your wedding pros.

  • Nervous about your dress fitting properly?  Ask the professional consultants at your bridal boutique.

  • Worried about how much wedding cake you’ll need?  Consult with your cake artist.

  • Scared about a back-up weather plan?  Talk to your venue coordinator.

  • Anxious about your hair and makeup holding all day?  Visit with your professional hair and makeup artist.

Your wedding pros will have advice you can trust.  It’s always worth asking questions and listening to learn.  They have plenty of past experience, and they have your best interest in mind.

Every couple wants to make sure they’re getting the best from their wedding pros.  After all, you hired them because you saw lots of things you loved about them and about their work.  The best wedding pros truly care about their couples. Follow the simple tips in this article and see your wedding pros reflect the same interest and care back to you, giving you their very best.  You’ll probably find that you’ll get even more than you paid for. You’ll get exceptional service for your wedding and a team of friends for life.


What is Let’s Revel?

Let's Revel is educating engaged couples on how to create the wedding experience they dream about but have no idea how to create.  Let’s Revel is soon to launch a web-based solution for engaged couples and wedding professionals frustrated by outdated wedding planning websites.  We are introducing a new opportunity to connect you with certified wedding pros. That means no scammy amateurs, no ghosting, less stress. Only the good stuff. The way the Internet was supposed to work. Click HERE to get the low-down when we launch.


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