The best wedding vendors out there are incredibly passionate about their service or product. They give up weekends to share a moment in one of the happiest days of someone else’s life. Unfortunately, that also means likely giving up some responsibility with their friends and family at home.
The wedding industry as a whole has two unique trends, which are often referred to as Booking Season and Wedding Season and runs the course of the year. In short, the Booking Season runs during the months of engagements, encompassing holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day. Wedding Season (in the greater San Francisco Bay Area) typically starts in March and runs right into the first weeks of November.
Now add all of those bridal shows, client consultations, planning sessions, emails, phone tag… Wedding vendors work nothing like the typical 40-hour work week most of their clients are accustomed to working. So where do many of them make time for family and rejuvenation?
The truth is that it depends on the vendor. Some of the best vendors I know are charging above average pricing. One reason for this is so they can limit the total events per calendar year. Fewer events means less chance of a burnout, time for family, and increases the success rating for the events they do work.
The next time a vendor mentions how many events they work per year, don’t be too concerned if it is a smaller number. If their client feedback and reviews are superior, it might just mean they are keeping that balance of passion, family, and life.