It is often the smallest things that help make the difference between a ho-hum event and a wedding that your friends, neighbors, and family will be talking about for decades to come. Two of the most insignificant, on the surface, contractors you will have to find include Indian wedding live music providers and Indian hair and makeup artists. However, chosen poorly these two sets of contractors can utterly destroy your wedding day. Here are some tips to help you select perfect contractors to fill in each of these roles.
The last thing you need is to entrust your wedding to a complete amateur. Ask each of your potential vendors to supply a list of reviews, including contact details, before agreeing to sit down. A couple quick calls can help narrow the list of potential makeup artists or DJs to just the most promising few – saving you hours, if not days, of wasted time. Here are some of the most important things to consider when going over each of the reviews:
- Timeliness – the more recent the better
- Details – does it go beyond “I would recommend”?
- Honesty – does it seem like the review is plausible?
See/Listen to Examples
Seeing is believing, especially when it comes to something as qualitative as music or makeup. Competent vendors will gladly offer you the opportunity to sample their wares well in advance of your wedding day. The trick is to understand going in that you are just seeing a small sample of the services provided.
Additionally, it is best to approach these “tastings” with the understanding that the more information you are able to provide the potential vendor the more tailored the sample will be to your needs. After all – if you’re going for a classical theme and don’t tell the DJ, you might be forced to listen to hard rock for 20 minutes. Not exactly an enticing appeal!
Do Trial Runs
Here’s the most important thing to remember when choosing to work with any vendor, regardless of the circumstances. Samples and reviews show only a small snippet of what the vendor is capable of. Arrange a full-blown trial of the event with your most highly rated potential vendors to determine which will be able to tackle the challenges posed by your wedding.
Now, this doesn’t mean you have to hold your wedding five times. Instead, have them walk you through the ceremony that they will be a part of and pepper them with questions about potential scenarios that can arise. Competent vendors will be able to anticipate any potential issue that can crop up during a modern Indian wedding.
Don’t Go with the Cheapest
It is tempting to engage in a “bidding war” with a selection of potential DJs and makeup artists. However, it is highly recommended that you avoid doing this. The winner will be forced to find creative ways to restore his profit margin – which means you might be getting less for your money than you thought.
Instead, recognize that your chosen vendor bases his rates upon what is feasible and fair. Don’t go below that and you’ll enjoy the highest quality services possible.
Discover the Perfect Contractor Today
It is our mission to help you connect with the finest Indian wedding professionals. Browse our online catalog to discover the highest rated Indian wedding live music and Indian hair and makeup artists available throughout the United States. At MaharaniWeddings.com, we consider it our privilege and honor to help you discover the right people that can turn your wedding dreams into reality. If you have any questions or are a reputable contractor seeking to be added to our online database for modern Indian wedding contractors, contact us today.