An important goal of this blog is to connect brides with awesome vendors. One way of doing this is through the Featured Vendor series, blog posts dedicated to highlighting particular individuals or companies and giving readers an insight into their background, services or products, and what makes them so special. I thought it would be helpful to provide some insight into what exactly it is I’m looking for when it comes to vendors.
Quality goods or services
Obviously, I want to recommend vendors who will make wedding planning just a little bit easier or more fun for the bride and groom. Will hiring you over a similar vendor make a huge difference in a couple’s big day? Do you offer something that no one else does? If you provide excellent customer service and create exceptional products, I want to hear from you.
Positive customer reviews
What are others saying about you? Forward some kind words from your former clients or point me to online reviews. If other clients are singing your praises, I want to join in on the fun!
Examples of work
If there is a way for me to sample your work, please share! Whether it’s a tangle product that I can feel or try (or taste…I wouldn’t turn down sample cupcakes.), or photos or videos of your work that I can view, examples are crucial. I can’t recommend a vendor that I wouldn’t be willing to hire myself. And the only way to know if I would hire you is to see what you can do.
Most importantly, your work should coincide with what is important to Burgh Brides. While I cannot feature every vendor that applies, I will select those who are most closely aligned with my mission and style.
Not only do I want to feature typical wedding vendors (venues, photographers, videographers, caterers, DJs, etc.), but I also want to introduce readers to other unique vendors who could be applicable to weddings – specialty bakers, artists who create items that could be favors or gifts, calligraphers, printers, entertainers, and the like. Any vendor who would consider taking on a bride as a client is encouraged to apply.
Currently, the Featured Vendor series is free. That seems crazy, right? So why am I doing this? Well, my initial focus with this blog is to build readership. Before I ask any vendor to fork over their hard earned dough, I need to be able to prove what their ROI will be. But Burgh Brides is brand new and still growing. The Featured Vendor series may not always be gratis, but for right now consider it my small gift to you for being so awesome.
I hope this guide is helpful. Have a question that I didn’t answer above? Feel free to contact me. Happy applying! I can’t wait to show you off and hopefully send some clients your way!