What Happens If Your Vendor Bails?

There are many moving parts to a wedding, and even when everything goes as planned, it can be a lot to keep in order. Now imagine if a vendor bails on you last minute. Your first reaction is to freak out. We don’t blame you. That’s why Hidden Creek has created this video to help you navigate through this tough situation and how to set up a plan in case incidents like this occur.

Wedding Insurance

Hidden Creek highly recommends getting wedding insurance, even though it is not requried. If you wouldn’t buy a house or a car without insurance, then why would you have an expensive wedding without it too? Not only does insurance cover you if a guest gets hurt at the wedding or gets into a car crash, but you would also get money back if a vendor bails and then you could use this money for a new vendor.

Hire a Repuatable Company

Make sure you are hiring a reputable vendor. Your wedding is a special event in your life and even though you might have a strict budget, make sure you pick reliable vendors even if it means spending a little more and doing your research. The Knot is a reputable website where you can see reviews for vendors. 

There are reputable vendors that are budget friendly. Take a look at Hidden Creek’s approved vendors list on our site. These are vendors we have worked with and that we love, and they have won our trust. Even if you want to hire someone that is not on our list, let us know who and we might have worked with them before too and can give you an honest opinion about them.

Do Your Research and Read the Reviews

In order to hire a reputable vendor, you need to do research. Make sure you don’t just take their word for it. Read the reviews. Schedule a call with them to meet in person or over a video call. Ask them if they have insurance or if you can speak to their past clients. Any good vendor will give you contact information of past brides, so you can ask them about their work. 

You want to ensure that they aren’t a scam before you book them. Some of our clients have gotten scammed by fake vendors in the past, so make sure you do your research or ask us for our vendor recommendations.

Hidden Creek Is Here to Help

We have just found out that a local DJ vendor, Disc Jockeys Now, is out of business, and some of our clients had them booked. If you are in the same shoes, reach out to us and we will help you find another vendor that is reliable and local! If you don’t have wedding insurance, we recommend getting it, so you can get your money back in case your vendor bails. Do your research, read reviews, and ask us for our recommendations. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns!