COVID-19 has certainly thrown wedding planning a major curve ball…but lucky for you, we have amazing wedding pros ready to help! For this blog series, we’ve asked our partners to share their expert knowledge, actionable tips, and words of wisdom on what engaged couples can do right now to help you plan your upcoming wedding. Be sure to tune in daily!

Sacramento Wedding Desserts Cakes

Today’s tip comes from Brandy West, owner of Go West Baking and Events

Sacramento Wedding Desserts CakesKnow What to Ask Your Vendors

“Have a backup plan for every aspect of your special day. Ask vendors if they have flexibility if there is a change to location, timing, or guest count before signing a contract. Ask up front what contracts read in regard to cancellations, postponements, and deposits/retainers/payments. These questions protect both sides and encourage open communication. Remember, most vendors are small businesses, trying to navigate through these unusual times, as well.” – Brandy West, owner of Go West Baking and Events.

Thanks Brandy! Check out Go West Baking and Event’s website to find out more about their services!

Get more expert advice in our Real Weddings Magazine Planning in the Age of COVID-19 blog post series!

Photo of Brandy by The Freckled Photographer.

Photo of cover model winner Kendall holding one of Brandy’s cakes by Jennifer Clapp Fine Art Photography  for Real Weddings Magazine—as seen in the Mountain Retreat photo shoot. Click here for full credit details and to see more photos from that shoot!