*Pointer* Visit your vendors in action and check out their references.
- Get references and estimates.
- Share your party goals with perspective vendors and ask them how they can make your event special.
- Ask lots of questions and consult with your party planner.
- Remember that your guests will be interacting with the vendor’s staff.
- All of your vendors should work together as a team.
- Put aside a binder to keep contacts, phone numbers and meeting notes.
- Refer to your contracts and keep them handy.