I just read a pretty disturbing story about a wedding scheduled for July that will have to have some pretty hefty (and most likely costly) changes. It turns out that the venue that the bride and groom booked for their wedding reception is not able to handle the wedding reception due to code violations.
They’ll have to find somewhere else.
This serves as a good reminder to keep tabs on your vendors. Hopefully you select reputable vendors (word of mouth is good, but still not a perfect method to find vendors on the up and up), but in any case, you should check in regularly with your major vendors, if nothing else to make sure that they’re still in business, that they have you on their calendar, and that everything is according to plan.
Google them. Call them. Drive by (if applicable) to make sure everything looks ‘normal’.
Don’t annoy them too much lest they deem you more trouble than it’s worth for the business, but don’t get caught in a lurch either by not keeping track of their current business situation.