November 14, 2004
New Wedding Page
I have created a new section on my website dedicated to my wedding back in July. The primary addition is a full-length streaming version of the video we had produced of the event. It also summarizes the various photos and other details that have already been posted on my website for a while.
On a more personal note, I have to say that planning a wedding is quite an ordeal. One of the toughest aspects of it is that the vendors know that most people only have to do this once, so they take advantage of your general ignorance about the whole process. It's not that they are purposely trying to pick your pocket, but there's just not a lot of objective information available about what vendors are good and what vendors are bad. Since lack of information creates an imperfect market, there's not a lot of competition and the vendors generally don't strive to provide good value. Once you've paid your bill and the wedding is over, they have no incentive to provide good service to you because you'll probably never work with them again.
I'm being vague here, but over the next few weeks I'll post some of my specific experiences with our vendors, most notably the photographer and videographer, so you have an idea of what I'm talking about. Since it's hard to find objective information about these vendors anywhere, I can at least provide one data point by discussing my experiences with them. Hopefully this will be useful to future couples who search Google for information on these vendors. Although my searches came up empty, their's shall not.