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Guide to choosing vendors

Guide to choosing vendors

Guide to choosing vendors: 

Prioritize your Needs and Wants: 

Discuss with your fiancé what is most important to the both of you. Is it venue location, flowers, Photo/Video, music, food, or special effects for the big day? Once you figure this out it’s onto the next step; finding vendors that meet your budget and vision for your big day.  

Start with a Wedding Planner: 

Most couples think that a wedding planner is out of their budget so they forgo working with one. When in reality they can help you save money by recommending venues and vendors that do a great job and are reliable. They might even have special offers from vendors they know and trust.  

We personally work with Lily In June’s owner and wedding planner Stephanie Coulter to help her brides find photographers, videographers, DJ’s, Photobooths, and special effects to bring their wedding visions to life.  

Ask vendors for referrals:  

Once you’ve found one vendor you trust don’t be afraid to ask them for a recommendation of other vendors you might be looking for also. They will be happy to point you in the direction of someone who will match your budget, style, and personality.  

When we have talk with brides or are asked, we happily will mention that we work with companies like Lily In June (floral and decorations) and The Couture Cake company. We also can help refer out to venues that we are preferred at like The Pavilion at Vida Bela if needed also.  


Don’t Get Locked In:  

When looking at venues make sure you check what their vendor policies are. Some don’t allow you to bring outside vendors in and require that you only work with the vendors they have or a set list they work with only. Try to find a venue that is flexible on their policies so you are free to find vendors you know you’ll be 100% happy with.  

“COVID Can’t Beat Love”: The Great Wedding Giveaway | abc13.com

“COVID Can’t Beat Love”: The Great Wedding Giveaway | abc13.com

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — The wedding industry was moving at its normal pace earlier this year, but everything changed when the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in March.

“March, April, and May are the busiest days of a wedding vendor’s life,” said Alex Leon of Weddings Unlimited, a company that offers photography, DJ services, and more. “We had hundreds of bookings, and then everything came to a halt.”


The story was similar for Michael Vayner of PicMe Events, which provides photo and entertainment booths to weddings, parties, and more.

“We had our last event March 8th,” said Vayner.

The impact of the pandemic caused Leon and Vayner to come together to bring joy back to the lives of brides, grooms, and vendors in the industry.

“It breaks our heart,” said Vayner. “We have to give back.”

The two created The Great Wedding Giveaway, which will provide one lucky couple with a full wedding experience.

“We want to give away a full wedding package,” said Leon. “It includes everything.”


Participating vendors include The Pavilion at Vida Bela for the venue, Lily in June for floral services, Lighthouse Catering for food, Roar Over Texas for pyrotechnics, Darling Way for a pre-wedding party, and much more.

“One of the most exciting things is being able to work with these brides,” said Mandi Quinata of Lily in June. “We’re able to see them really pull of a beautiful day.”

All couples are eligible to participate in the raffle-style giveaway, starting on August 15, by signing up at COVIDWeddingGiveaway.com. The first entry is free, with some proceeds from subsequent entries going to first responders and frontline workers.

The contest closes on September 15, and the winner will be announced on September 20.

“We say COVID can’t beat love,” says Leon. “And we stand behind that.”