The article explains that if you buy a cheap product or service when it comes to wedding entertainment, live music, DJs, planners, photographers, venue, decor etc., you end up paying more in the end.
Why? The product or service is likely not what you hoped for. If a person is advertising on Kijiji with regards to a wedding, they are probably not established yet and don’t have a lot of experience.
You will pay twice for it in the end. Or in this couples case, three times amount.
Please don’t let this happen to you.
How do you ensure you’re not taken advantage of when using Kijiji to do your wedding planning?
1. Get a contract. This is the number one thing you can do to protect yourself. You must have a contract, and have details written up (outlining expectations, date, time, price).
2. Keep messages and text messages. You must have details of your conversation. Also ask for a copy of the person’s drivers license so if anything were to happen you might have some recourse.
3. Trust your gut. If your gut feeling is telling you don’t go with this person, don’t go with them.
4. Meet in public. It takes more of a committment to meet in public. You might just see some behaviour you don’t like. Perhaps showing up late or not at all, looking dishevelled or extremely uncomfortable.
5. Make sure you follow-up. If you don’t follow-up, you run the risk of either being forgotten or never hearing from the vendor again.
If an ad seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.
Go with a reputable vendor who has reviews to confirm their credentials. There are lots of professionals in every aspect of weddings who are reasonably priced and do a great job. Ask wedding vendors you trust for recommendations.
I receive no money for endorsing any vendors I recommend. But, I receive satisfaction of knowing that you will be taken care of. It is important to hire people who have a good reputation. It reduces a lot of stress leading up to your wedding and on the day of.
Always do your research and please resist the urge to look on Kijiji for a wedding vendor.
Book a free consultation with me and I will be happy to give you names of awesome officiants, decor and other businesses. I can also help with venues in Southern Ontario since we have been to so many.
David Fraser is the founder and bandleader of DCF Wedding Music based out of Erin, Ontario. He specializes in live music that’s exciting, entertaining and engaging and has been involved in the wedding industry professionally since 2007.
DCF Wedding Music & DJ Service performs at venues in Toronto, GTA and Southern Ontario. To meet David and learn more about his services book a free consultation at https://meet.dcfweddingmusic.com. Or contact him at 1-866-710-7658 – david@dcfweddingmusic.