If you loved your wedding cake, or rocked the dance floor thanks to your awesome DJ then scream from the rooftops about how amazing it was. There are lots of tipping guides out there, but online reviews are the REAL gold for your wedding vendors!
Working in the service industry of creating events, we are excited each time we meet with a new couple who are ready to start planning their wedding. Each time we sit down for a consult, we know that before the couple ever walked in the door they had a lot of options when it comes to choosing their wedding coordinator. From seeing ads online, to the bridal shows and countless directories it can be overwhelming.
We are blessed to have established great working relationships with vendors who refer couples to us for planning services because they know from experience that we work hard to make sure that each detail comes together just as the couple envisioned. These word of mouth referrals as well as online reviews from our couples gives us the warm & fuzzies because it is truly amazing to know that we helped these couples get to experience their wedding day without the stress of doing it all themselves.
Choosing your wedding vendors is a very personal experience and you should make sure that you connect with them or get good vibes. Price is important obviously, but at the end of the day the value is in your experience not how much you paid for these services. Reading from other couples on what they loved about working with a vendor will help prospective couples get a glimpse on what to expect or what they could gain by hiring this vendor/service.
We refer couples to vendors based on the experience that we have had with them, and also if their services and price point are in line with what the client is looking for. We never take any type of fee or kickback for referring vendors, and if there are discounts for preferred vendors we pass them right on to our clients.
So if you are reading this and are about to say I do, make sure you write yourself a reminder to share some notes on your favorite review sites like Yelp, Google Places, Wedding Wire, The Knot or even Facebook. It will mean so much to your vendors and future couples will be thankful that you took the time as well!
~ Happy Planning~