It’s Wedding Wednesday and today I wanted to share what I would do differently if I were a wedding vendor. I spent so much time researching vendors and a lot of that time I was seriously frustrated with the process. So I’ve thought about it and will share what I wish all vendors would do! Per usual, I’m linking up with Jordon, Meredith and Mary and hope you’ll check out their blogs.
Things I would do if I were a wedding vendor:
- List my prices! This was my number one complaint while looking for a vendor. I hated finding a vendor who seemed amazing and searching in vein on the website only to find NO indication of prices. I understand that vendors don’t want to put all their rates on their website…but given an average price (i.e. “our brides usually spend 2000 on photography.”) doesn’t hurt! I wasted a lot of time on vendors that were just simply not in the budget. Ugh. This was my biggest pet peeve.
- Update my website. There are SO many vendors that have out of date websites and it honestly just turned me off so so much. If I’m going to consider spending thousands of dollars on your services, please have an updated website (with NO music playing! There is not an exception to this if you often book weddings — NO ONE likes this!).
- Respond to emails PROMPTLY. While I was in the middle of the planning process, I had a number of vendors who took their time getting back to me. I don’t expect an immediate turn around, but honestly, if I don’t hear from you in 24 hours and it’s during the work week, I’m not interested. That’s just good business in my mind.
- Have a blog. It was really cool to be able to read blog posts from vendors that we were considering – it helped me to get a deeper understanding of the vendor’s style and made some decisions much easier. Especially for vendors like the photographer, with whom you will be spending a lot of time with, you want to try and get to know them the best you can. A blog can help with that!
What would you do if you were a wedding vendor?