The Biggest Lesson COVID Taught Us About Wedding Vendors
Anyone who postponed a 2020 wedding learned an important lesson about event planning: If your plans change, you're going to have a lot of phone calls to make.
We don't just mean calling all your guests to tell them the big day has been postponed. Imagine the nightmare of a couple who booked separate services for DJ, photography, video, photo booth, etc. and then had to move their wedding date. That's multiple conversations with multiple vendors....and contracts, deposits, and rescheduling complications.
This was the reality for many 2020 couples. Couples who had chosen to bundle wedding services with Hurricane Productions had much fewer calls to make when they rescheduled their big day (we're proud to say we rebooked 100% of the weddings that postponed during New Jersey's stay at home order earlier this year).
The big benefits of bundled wedding services
We believe the post-COVID wedding world will see engaged couples vetting vendors who offer multiple services for one simple reason: The less contracts you have to manage, the less complications you'll encounter if you need to reschedule or reimagine your wedding during the planning process.
This doesn't mean you have to book every single service with one vendor. Let's say you really love an independent photographer - book her. Or if you danced the night away at a friend's wedding, try to see if that DJ is available. But for the rest of your essential day-of wedding services, consider whether you can bundle them all with one company.
Even if you don't need to reschedule due to a pandemic, unforeseen circumstances can come up during the wedding planning process. Whether you need to downgrade/upgrade or alter your contract, you can deal with one company that can help you navigate the changes.
Consider one of our 2020 couples, Cari and Nik. They initially booked Hurricane for wedding entertainment and photography. When they decided to scale down their ceremony and broadcast it to friends and family who couldn't be there in person, we were able to add livestreaming to their bundle and ensure all their guests had a smooth, seamless viewing experience.
What to look for in a bundled wedding vendor
Aside from a company that offers multiple wedding services and a discount for bundling, you should also look at companies that stayed active during the pandemic.
In the current circumstances, the health of a business has never been more important. For example, Hurricane Productions added an entire product offering based on livestreaming to help couples but to also stay relevant and solvent during the pandemic.
We already had tons of virtual event experience helping our B2B clients take their conferences online. Pivoting our wedding services to leverage that same technology and skillset made sense, both for us and for our couples who wanted to share their socially distanced wedding with loved ones at home.
If you're planning a wedding for next year and beyond, think about how much hassle and stress you could save if you bundle wedding services with a vendor you trust. Hurricane Productions wants to be that vendor for you.
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