And where are they now?

I recently found a manilla envelope in a desk drawer. When I opened it I realized that the contents came from a wedding show. The show was 8 years ago. 8 SHORT years ago. There was a stack of 53 vendors that I met that day. More than three quarters of those vendors are no longer in business today.I know I sound like a broken record but seriously... be sure that you're checking out your vendors and that they have deep roots. If more than one professional says "Hmm... I never heard of that photographer" do take heed. You may be headed toward a very upsetting and frustrating relationship with said photographer. Cheaper is not always better... and never forget you get what you pay for.