EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Written and Illustrated
by Kas Winters
locating vendors & suppliers, checking them out, what
to look for, questions to ask, written contracts,
documenting decisions, methods of payment, how to avoid
rip-offs and scams and more
Soft cover,16 pages, 81/2" x 11",
within 24 hours
entire book in included in the "Your Wedding, Your Way,
Wedding Planning System".
Your Wedding, Your Way
With Your Wedding, Your
Way, a planning book by Kas Winters, your wedding planning is almost
as easy as filling in the blanks.
The VENDOR'S Book is included in "Your Wedding, Your Way."
Avoid the Wedding Scams!
Weddings are BIG business with lots of emotional strings
attached. That, unfortunately makes them an easy target for a
few, less-than-honest vendors and suppliers. Having worked
with many wedding professionals, I can tell you that most of
them are awesome, honest people who work hard to please the
couples with whom they work. This book will help you to find
these wonderful wedding people and avoid those who can make
your dream wedding a nightmare to remember.
Of all the wedding material I have collected and written,
this is the stuff I consider the most important. It's valuable
information from looking out for wedding hassles to pages of
vendor records of communication and documentation to
interesting possibilities like wedding insurance. Get things
in writing. Ask the questions. Check out the answers. Don't
let your emotions guide you through the planning process. If
you are working with one of the few scam artists, that is what
he or she is counting on to win you over. Think smart. This
may be a wedding to you but it's big business to the vendors.
Attention to the Obvious
the vendor return your calls promptly?
the person that is making the arrangements for your wedding
the same person who will be there on your wedding day? If not,
you need to meet the person who will be working directly with
you on your wedding day.
the photographer who is scheduled to take your pictures the
same one who took the sample photos you were shown? This isn't
always the case. Be sure to check it out. Don't pay for photos
until you have them in your hands.
your wedding cake be made in advance and frozen? Will it be
made from scratch or from a mix?
you requested information, was it sent promptly? Did it look
professional? Was it the correct information?
From the author
When friends ask why I chose to
write a wedding planner, my response is simply that someone
should learn from my mistakes! As a graphic artist, executive
director and church administrator, I have been involved in
event planning for over 30 years. That includes everything
from the Arizona State Fair to conferences to business
meetings to church gatherings to children's events to family
parties, and, of course, weddings.
In addition to planning and
organizing events, I've designed special wedding invitations,
designed custom wedding jewelry, baked and decorated wedding
cakes, done flower arranging, performed in musical groups,
taken photos professionally and contracted with professional
photographers, worked with videographers to produce
presentations, sewn and designed formalwear, decorated for all
types of events and even worked for a caterer! Somehow wedding
planning seemed a "natural" direction to go.
For Wedding Vendors:
credit cards for deposits and final payments and don't make a
final payment if service was not delivered properly or is
(NOTE: To get a refund on a credit card
charge, your request must usually be received within 60 days of
For deposits made well in advance of
the wedding day, be sure you have contracts with everything in
writing, should you want a refund.