It took me faaar too long to realize how important it is to work together with other vendors during the wedding process. I used to go into a wedding sticking to my own schedule, with the get in and get what I need mentality. Looking back, I am shocked at how little there was on this subject to begin with.
Photographers / Vendors I looked up to never really talked about, or even tagged other vendors in their posts. They created this circuit of imagery that made it sound like “All mine & only mine.” In reality, it’s not. Sure yes the copyright is, but I didn’t create it from scratch. I had all these contributions. From florists, to dress designers, to makeup artists, to venues: everyone had a hand in the pot that made a wedding beautiful.
Because of this, I am going to start a blog series. One that highlights vendors I love by providing education for creatives and brides on how you can work WITH them to make a wedding day even more successful!
So, as this is the intro post, I’m just going to give my first (and most important) piece of Vendor Love advice.
Vendor Love Advice #1: SHARE YOUR FREAKING IMAGES. Yes, you will send your clients the images, and tag them and all their friends, but what happens when you start tagging the florist and the wedding planner as well? or WHAT HAPPENS when you share the gallery!?
Not every vendor has the equipment to capture their own beautiful images before playing their part. So, by sending over the gallery, or a few images from the wedding day that highlights their arrangement, or design, or energy: you are giving them a snippet of how they made the day absolutely gorgeous; how their contribution truly made the table decor stand out, or the brides face light up. You are not only helping your business grow, but also theirs!
They will be forever grateful that they now get to show off their work while also showing off yours. In turn, your SEO and links back betters and your referral list grows! You cultivated relationships with a click of a button.
Explain in your email how you want to be tagged (share those social media links). Be specific and they will share! Say a little thank you to them for making your client’s wedding day such a spectacular one!
I’m leaving you with some pictures and their vendor links below 🙂
Gown: Pronovias “Princia” gown from Something White, A Bridal Boutique
Alterations: Miranda’s Vintage Bridal
Makeup: Kellie Thomson
Hair: Bishop & Co. Hair & Beauty Salon
Food: Swenson’s Drive In in Seven Hills
GET EXCITED for what is to come! // xo mariss