I’ve had a few chats about this recently and thought it is a good point for discussion. When choosing a wedding supplier do brides think that
the more they pay the better quality of service they get??? Do they think if they are on a budget they have to compromise on quality???
I really don’t believe this is how it works. I think there are lots of things you have to look at. Certain products and services are judged on your own individual taste…..a cake design you love may be hated by others and a wedding photographer you love may not shoot in the style someone else loves. So you book a photographer at £3000 just becauase you think they must be good if they can charge that price, that is not value for money. You book one for £1500 because you love what they do, who is to say they are not as good a photographer!
The same with jewellery, someone who makes jewellery at home has a lot less overheads than someone who has a workshop or a boutique. Is it fair to say their products are not as good as the others because they can charge less?
A bride walks into her ceremony and everyone is oohing and ahhing over their dress…how many people know if the dress cost £100 or £10,000??? As long as the person it it feels like a million dollars who cares! As a kid I was always in non named clothes. I wanted a pear of Levi 501′s. I went on and on about them and saved my pocket money for ages….when I finally got them they didn’t fit me right and didn’t look half as good as the jeans I had been wearing that costs a fraction of the price! No one can see the label in your dress…so don’t choose it for the designer, choose it for the design!
I have seen some amazing weddings put together on a shoestring budget and I have also witnessed some terrible ones where money was no object! I believe that you have the ability to make your day what you want no matter what budget you have and you don’t need to compromise on quality to do it. There are so many wedding suppliers out there that charge fair rates and don’t expect you to pay for a name, just their excellent service!
The point I am trying to make is that it doesn’t matter what an item costs in money…it matters that you love it! Don’t go for the more expensive option just because you think it must be better, but then on the flip side if you think it is worth the price tag then get it! It is all down to what you love…it is your wedding day and you are the two people that matter the most.