Trusting in Friendors

As a small business owner I am so grateful when people trust in me and hire me to help them on their special occasions, and I specially like it when the people hiring me are my friends. (Sure, it is super stressful to be a vendor and a guest, but it also is rewarding.) That is why since we started planning the wedding, I knew we would use some friends and small businesses; plus, we are lucky enough to have some pretty talented friends/acquaintances willing to help us.

So far, these are the friendors/small business we are using:

FLOWERS: Our venue package comes with all the flower centerpieces for the tables, but I am using my friend T’s skills for everything else: two bouquets (one to keep, one to toss) boutonnieres for my Mr. W and our parents, arrangements for the judge and candy tables, random flowers for some bathroom decorations, and some flowers to decorate our car.


MAKEUP: Another friend, M, that I’ve known since elementary school is a great makeup artist. She even teaches another MUA some bridal techniques. We still need to have the trial, but I am confident she will do a great job.


HAIR ACCESSORIES: My dear friend L has graciously offered to make a headpiece for me to wear. We’ll see what she comes up with!

DANCE LESSONS: P, one of my closest friends, is a psychology PhD by day and an amazing dancer/choreographer by”¦day also. She is giving us some much needed dance lessons for the big day.


PHOTOGRAPHY: A coworker of Mr. Weather has started a photography side business. We are planning on using him; he doesn’t have a big portfolio, but we are willing to give him the chance. I know that this one is the biggest risk, but we are confident he will do a good job.

PRINTERS: As I mentioned previously, we had our invitations screen-printed. We used a friend of a friend, and I couldn’t be happier. Their work was fast and flawless. I love how our invitations turned out.

Would you consider using friendors/small businesses? Or is it too big of a risk?


Mrs. Weather Vane

June 27
Mexico City
Wedding Date:
March 2014
Gallery of the Day: January 2, 2014
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  1. msclover Bee
    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:46 pm

    Wow, you know a ton of talented people! I have a friend helping with the invites, but there are definitely others out there. And I’m not afraid to ask my wedding planner friend for tips, either!

  2. mswaterfall Bee
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:12 pm

    You’re so blessed, we didn’t have any connections in the business, I would have loved to have as many talented friends as you!

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