Vendors – the People Creating and Capturing Your Memories
Anoush Catering’s CEO Vrej Sarkissian, Covers The Often Overlooked Details
Many vendors come together to create an event that reflects your personal taste and style. Some of them are “behind the scenes,” such as the florist and interior decorator, while others interact directly with your guests. This face-to-face contact means that keeping these on-site vendors comfortable and happy is incredibly important to the success of your celebration.
With most vendors any errors can be corrected easily. Table cloths can be swapped, and entree selection can be adjusted days or weeks in advance. However, the music that’s played and video and photographs that are captured happen only during your event, and therefore leave no room for error. Vendors who control these aspects play a central role in the impression your guests form, and the memories your event creates. A little extra effort taken to make them happy can have a huge impact in how happy your guests are.
When it comes to your guests’ experience, the most important vendors are the ones who will be present at your event for most or all of its duration. This includes your videographer, photographer, and any band or DJ. These vendors are such key players that their energy and enthusiasm has the power to shape your entire event. A happier DJ or band will inspire more dancing, and a happier photographer and videographer will inspire more smiles and more animated facial expressions and physical gestures.
While it’s necessary for your on-site vendors to be on their feet a lot of the time to perform their duties, they do experience downtime. Set aside comfortable, private seating for this downtime so your key vendors can fully relax and recoup. They will be noticeably more energetic when they’re back on their feet as a result. Also provide a safe and secure area for on-site vendors to store personal belongings.
Remember that your vendors are not immune to the effect of being grumpy due to hunger. As a host, you must ensure their bellies are satisfied, and food they eat that’s supposed to be warm food is actually warm. Accomplish both tasks by serving vendors before guests. This simple gesture demonstrates to your key vendors that you prioritize them, and they will respond by providing the most outstanding service possible.
Founded in 1986, Anoush has a long history of ensuring first class service both to our hosts, and the vendors who serve them. By booking your event through Anoush, you can rest assured that your key on-site vendors will be pampered and taken care of. We recognize the massive impact of vendor satisfaction, and take care of this for you so your vendors take care of you. This is something we do automatically, every time, because we want your special event to be all it can be.