I just recently got married on October 2, which is one of the busiest wedding months in Texas. The 2nd was on a Friday, and getting married on a weekday ended up being beneficial when booking my vendors. With October being the busiest month, a lot of the vendors I wanted were already booked up on Saturdays, so I decided to get married on Friday instead.
I found all of my vendors in 13 days and I feel like I got the best deals for their services because I compared prices. The most useful website I used for my vendor search was called Thumbtack. It allowed me to compare quotes from different people so I could get the best deal for my services. It is a servicing site that will quickly deliver customized quotes so you can compare pricing, read reviews, and hire the right professional on the spot. For example, I needed a DJ that played both country and pop music. On the Thumbtack website, I filled out the short questionnaire about the service I wanted, where the event would take place, and within 24 hours I had 5 quotes from various DJs in my area that were available on the date and time I needed. I then got to ask questions to all of the potential DJ professionals before I made my selection. I even hired them straight off of the site. It was so easy! I used Thumbtack for my caterer, DJ, bakery and florist. I highly recommend using this website because I got to compare all of the prices at one site and it kept me from having to make so many phone calls. Thanks to Thumbtack, this is how I got all of my vendors booked in 13 days from the day I got engaged!
You can head over to https://www.thumbtack.com/how-it-works to get more information about Thumbtack or download the App on your smartphone!
This is an example of How To Find Vendors Using Thumbtack. In this example, I want to find a wedding DJ to hire for my wedding.
Step one: Go to www.thumbtack.com or open up the Thumbtack app and enter the vendor you are wanting to hire, into the “What service do you need?” section and enter the Zip Code of where the event will take place.
Step Two: Select the service that fits best for your event.
Step 3: Select the number of guest you will expect at your event.
Step 4: Select the type of music you want played at your event. If you are looking for a bakery or a caterer, this section will ask you “Plated Meals, Buffet, Family-Style or Food-Station” and “Cake, Cupcakes to Both.”
Step 5: Select if the event will be indoors or outdoors.
Step 6: Then select what type of equipment the DJ will need to provide. For a caterer this section asked, “What type of staffing do you need?”. So the questions are geared towards the service you are hiring.
Step 7: Select the budget you are willing to spend on the vendor. I learned that it is best to select a cheaper amount than you want to spend. The quotes I received usually went up after adding things like lights, microphones, rehearsal attendance etc…
Step 8: Provide the date, time and hours needed of the event.
Step 9: Next you can add any comments you want the potential vendors to know. This step is optional, but I recommend telling the vendor what you want/expect from them. The more information you provide, the more accurate your quote will be. For example, if you want lights, rehearsal attendance or specific equipment, it is best to tell the vendors ahead of time so they can add that to your original quote.
Step 10: SUBMIT! In the next 24 hours you will get quotes from potential vendors. You can chat, hire/not hire and leave reviews on the Thumbtack website and App. I got 5 potential quotes in my first 24 hours and the best part, the vendors did not receive my contact information until I hired them. So, the vendors you did not hire won’t have your information.
Thumbtack helped me with my wedding planning and I hope it can help you as well! Thank you for visiting EverythingKaysi!