Your wedding day is over and it was every bit as incredible as you imagined it. Everything was absolutely perfect…so why not let the world know?
I’ve mentioned before that any professional you love should get some form of thank you from you – testimonials for use on their website or blog or reviews on wedding professional websites like Wedding Wire. Even better – do both! With the ease of email and online reviews, there is no excuse for not doing it. But what do you say?
Of course we want you to say how much you loved us – that’s a given. But be specific. What is it about the services that you loved? Was it the gorgeous and unique bouquets that perfectly matched your vision? Or the perfectly executed groom’s cake? Maybe you were able to relax and enjoy your day knowing everything was being taken care of? Did a problem/disaster happen that you didn’t find out about until after the fact? These kinds of details make your review or testimonial that much richer. But don’t feel like it has to be long – one heartfelt, sincere paragraph speaks volumes.
Include photos whenever possible. If it is a testimonial for your florist, send a photo of your bouquet. Your make-up artist or hair stylist? Send a close up of your face/head. We all love photos of our couples but photos that include what we provided are that much better. For your DoC, send a photo of the beautifully appointed reception room or maybe you and your groom having fun and enjoying the festivities. I love photos of my Carefree couples.
When writing a review, give careful consideration to the ratings. If you feel an area deserves a slightly lower rating, do it…and make sure you mention why in the comments. Don’t just give a low rating in one area but brag about how wonderful we are. Hopefully we all strive for perfect scores but don’t give it if it isn’t deserved. I personally read every review I can find on myself and if there is an area I need to improve upon, I want to know.
With all the thank you notes you need to write for your guests it is easy to forget about your wedding professionals. I urge you to take an hour or two and thank them as well.