It's hard to find a supplier that will move mountains for you, but you need to look at it in two different lights. If you are nice to your suppliers and you are able to build a trusting relationship, both of you can benefit. There is a reason for a supplier to go the extra mile for your event and it comes in the form of good reputations and recommendations. However, you need to build a trusting relationship by using the one supplier each time. After use, they will know you better and care for you. Regulars always get the special treatment, but you have to build the trust the get that type of supplier.
You should know that your supplier wants to build relationships with its clients. This is important because you are already half way to building a trusting and strong tie. The other part depends on you. You have to explain what you want, but go about it in a good way. Don't call them upset because something didn't work out. That is when you talk in a low and calm voice and ask what can be done.
To get a supplier that will move mountains for you, you have to realize the difference between being nice and kissing up. You don't need to kiss up, but you need to be respectful and show some curtsey. You can say things that are negative without saying it in a negative way. Meaning, you can state that your upset, but not to the point where it offends someone. The trick to not offending anyone is to personalize compliments and then de-personalize negative compliments. This way no one will offend by anything that you say.
Now, there are a lot of suppliers who think the world of themselves and tend to be easily offended and disrespectful. These suppliers are harder to build a relationship with. They aren't willing to build a relationship or go the extra mile for anyone. This is when you look for another supplier who is willing to work with you. How do you do this? Well, begin to ask around. Ask your friends, co-workers, and family whom you should hire to do the work. This way you can make a business relationship with a supplier who is friendly and willing to help you with your event or party. They may not want to move mountains for you, but they will want to work with you.
Once you find a supplier who wants to work with you, you will want to state the type of business relationship that you are looking for. You should talk to the supplier and tell them that you are looking for someone who will be loyal and help them deliver a great party. You will want to tell them that they will get all your business if they do a good job with you. You may even want to sign a contract stating that you will only work with them until the other party has shown clear signs of disrespect and low quality. This is what will help form a lasting business relationship. Once you have a long lasting business relationship, you will find that they are willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy.
There is a lot of work to do with building business relationships with other businesses. You need to be willing to make a lasting impression and be respectful to the supply. They too need to be willing, loyal, and respectful for the relationship to work to your advantage. You need to make sure that you put a lot of time and effort into the relationship or it will not work.