Planning a wedding can be great fun. There are so many possibilities and so many vendors ready to help make your day perfect. Finding the reliable ones can be tricky. How do you know who you can trust?
Everyone has heard the horror stories—the bridal salon has closed up shop with the deposit and wedding gown. The DJ took the deposit, but never showed for the reception. The florist delivered very expensive, but dead flowers. The limo company is MIA.
The fun of wedding planning can quickly turn into the drudge of checking references and reading the fine print in contracts for every service provider you are hiring.
SouthForkWeddings.com keeps the fun and excitement in planning your special day. We have already done some checking and verifying for you, inviting only the vendors we trust to list their services on our directory. When you browse our categories and find a vendor you like, you can rest easy, knowing you have selected one with the North Fork Weddings Seal of Approval-proof that they are reliable, have a proven track record, and offer a great customer experience.
Smart Questions/Good Answers
If your members pay to join, can we trust your rating?
Like any trade organization, only qualified professionals are eligible to join, but also like many trade organizations, members pay for the privilege of being included. There are minimum standards that prospective members must attain in order to be considered. One of those standards is the ability to pay the membership fee.
Ok, what are minimum standards?
All members of NorthForkWeddings.com or SouthForkWeddings.com must:
- Demonstrate experience and proficiency in their specialty by providing samples of their product or service.
- Permit a site visit of their location (where applicable)
- Participate in an interview about their company and services
- Provide a sample contract and price list
- Demonstrate excellent customer service practices
- Have a satisfactory complaint response and resolution policy
- Be available to service the North Fork or the Hamptons
In addition, we do our own research through online and offline sources to verify their credentials. If they pass our inspection, we know they will pass yours.
Do you guarantee the services?
Even at the best companies, things can go wrong. Since the contract you make is directly with the vendor, any complaints and service issues must be resolved directly with them. NorthForkWeddings.com is not in a position to guarantee any service. Our job is to do the initial legwork for you in verifying that the vendors you choose will be qualified professionals who are capable of providing the service they say they will, and will make the experience as pleasant as possible.
Why is your selection of vendors limited?
NorthForkWeddings.com looks very different from other popular wedding services directories, and for good reason. You will find our directory is a smaller list, including only businesses that serve eastern Long Island, including the North Fork and the Hamptons. These businesses by their very nature are generally small, owner-operated, boutique style companies that do one or two things very well, and offer the unique personalized customer service experience that only a small company can deliver.
On top of the relatively small pool of vendors available to serve the East End, our members must pass our inspection, demonstrating that they are reliable and qualified to offer the service they are promoting.
How can I give you feedback on one of your members?
We love feedback! It help us refine our directory to showcase the best vendors and help those who have stumbled find a solution. Send us a message through our contact link with the name of vendor, along with your full name and contact information. We will not share your contact information with the vendor unless you ask us to, but we will not entertain anonymous comments, either.