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Networking, The New Frontier: Online Social Media

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This week, we’re discussing networking, referrals, and building relationships.  While I love meeting people for coffee to talk shop, networking has gone beyond the coffeeshop and onto the internet.  These days you can mix and mingle with people cross-country through the use of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and so on.  I am certainly not a social media expert, but am a HUGE fan and a heavy user.  What I offer here is advice from the experts.

Your Business Blog

A blog is a powerful tool for showcasing your products and services.  It can be a great way to begin the conversation with potential clientele.  It’s a method of sharing with them more about you and what it is that you do.

If you want to learn more about blogging, you really ought to be reading Liene Steven’s Think Splendid blog.  Liene is the owner of Splendid Communications and an online media expert for the wedding and event industries.  Recently, Liene wrote about how to get brides to visit your wedding blog.  Her advice is to offer highly valuable information 3 times a week for 6 months. (This information is the type of stuff you would want to charge for.)  Brides don’t want to be sold, they want information.  That information will help them make the decision as to whether they are interested or not.  (By the way, Liene offers blogging bootcamps and I hear from people throughout the industry that they have been incredibly valuable for their businesses.)

I would also add this: write about subjects that you would like to be known for.  If you are a florist and want to be known for your artistic technique, talk about art.  Talk about the people that influence your work.  By writing about your passions and interests, people who share your passion and interest will find you.  (Think about it, if you talk about how Dali has an impact in your floral design… and if you talk about this at great length…  eventually, anyone who googles “Wedding Design Dali” is likely to find you through your blog.)

I love what Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo of ABCD Design does on her blog.  She is a wedding invitation designer, but covers all aspects of design and art on her blog.  People who like her aesthetic, will understand what her stationery is all about.  She is creating a following by speaking to the artistic flair in her clientele.  And, in turn she is most likely working with some really cool people.

Tweet Tweet

Twitter is a big party – a BIG networking party.  Everyone is just waiting to see who’ll be the next person to walk through that door.  This is how Twitter works in a nutshell: users sign up for an account and send out “headlines” of the latest and greatest information.  This can be business information or personal information:

  • Working on a Fijian wedding; invites are tropical reds and beach oranges
  • Getting sunburned in my office, really should invest in shades
  • Great article on the positive impact of the economy on weddings: http://www.bit.com

Any of your “followers” will see these updates (along with all the others of people they follow.)  At first it seems like a crazy time-consuming thing to fill your day with mundane information.  But the value is in the conversations you have with people.  Often you are networking with people in the industry across the country!  Or, you are reaching out to new customers who love learning about cool new wedding trends.

Chris Brogan advises businesses on how to use social media.  I love his tips, in general, but the advice specific to Twitter has been very valuable to me (particularly when I was getting started on Twitter.)  He has written 50 ideas on Using Twitter for Business.  Here are 5 of my favorites:

  1. Talk to people about THEIR interests.  I know this doesn’t sell more widgets, but it shows us you’re human.
  2. Be wary of always pimping your stuff. Your fans will love it. Others will tune out.
  3. When promoting a blog post, ask a question or explain what’s coming next, instead of just dumping a link.
  4. Don’t toot your own horn too much.
  5. Instead of answering the question, “What are you doing?”, answer the question, “What has your attention?”

My personal reflection is that the best twitterers are those that are “the nicest guy in the room”.  Think of a party: who do you want to talk to?  Now, be that guy.

Facebook

Most people have personal accounts set up in facebook, so I won’t get into that too much.  What I will emphasize is the need to set up a “page” for your business.  Your clients don’t care about your personal profile’s drunk facebook status updates on a Saturday night.  You shouldn’t be connecting with your clients and colleagues through your personal profile, unless you have a personal relationship with them.  By setting up a page you are building relationships with “fans” of your business and sharing with them what’s new.

Hazel Grace of Socialbees is an expert on using facebook for business.  Socialbees specializes in helping small businesses reach highly targeted audiences by optimizing their Facebook presence to drive user engagement and viral growth. Socialbees advises on having general company information, but adds that you can really add value to your facebook page (and give further details to clients) by including the following:

  • Upcoming events: This includes your own events — where you or your product might be appearing — or industry-related events you think are cool and want to support.
  • Photos: of you, your products, your store and especially your products in action.
  • Videos: YouTube links or raw files of you, your customers, your products.
  • Blogs: Do you have a blog? Add the URL. Also, add blogs or websites you love that are relevant to your industry or customers.
  • Customization: Make it unique!

The best use of facebook for networking is when you engage your fans in conversation and discussion.  Ask a question, start a forum topic, make comments on your fans’ insights.  Start the discussion!

Diversification is the key

Like with anything, you must diversify your social networking.  Try a little bit of everything and create a presence for your business in various media.  These are inexpensive ways to network (and increase your SALES)… they only require an investment of your time and attention.  Remember, this is still networking… whether its at the coffeehop or over the internet, it’s still about building relationships!

July 16, 2009 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

5 Ways to Encourage Client Referrals

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This week, we are discussing how to generate sales with very little financial investment.  On Monday, we discussed different ways to network and I presented some ways to rethink your networking strategy.  Yesterday, we talked about fostering relationships with the people who refer business to you.  Today, we are specifically going to focus on the client referral.

In this industry, unfortunately, there is very little if any repeat business.  Sean Low recently wrote a post about this on his blog, The Business of Being Creative. The unfortunate thing is that we are constantly seeing our clients off and trying to drum up new ones.  In his post, he discussed the opportunity to create some repeat business through new product offerings beyond the wedding.  I also see an opportunity to create additional business in the way of client referrals.

Why a client referral is AWESOME…

When a client refers a friend of theirs to you, they have done the following FOR you:

  • Given a sales pitch that explains your service and/or product (this sales pitch is often loaded with enthusiasm for your product)
  • Given a testimonial for your business
  • By telling their friend about your business, your client may have removed any desire for that person to “shop around”; they have essentially removed your competitors from the equation
  • If your client is a Maven, their word may hold a heavy value in his or her circle of friends.  A small group may look up to this Maven and it may define what this group does. (According to Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point a Maven is someone who is an “expert” within their circle of connections and is powerful in influencing people’s spending decisions.  Think of that bride who has referred all her friends to you and each one of them looked up to her as if she were a kind of trend-setting celebrity.)

When the friend comes in to meet you, your work is partly done.  They know about you; they know what you do.  And, you already have high marks in their book.  Your client has warmed the lead.  It’s your job to close the deal.  Does it get any easier than that?

How to encourage those AWESOME client referrals…

You’re probably sitting there, “THIS IS AWESOME!  I want more of those kinds of referrals!” 😉  Don’t we all!?!  While the work may not be done in the same way as a traditional sale (market, advertise, generate lead, introduce, pitch, match need/offering, educate, offer, sale) there still needs to be a considerable effort made to ensure that clients are referring you.  Here are some ways to do that:

Follow Up and Follow Through

I’m going to assume that everyone in this industry places a great value on customer service.  While an engaged couple is on their way to the altar we all do everything we can to ensure that customer’s needs are being met.  But, what are you doing after they’ve walked down the altar?  (Or, in my case, what is done after they’ve picked up their wedding invitations?)  How much follow up do you do to make sure their needs are being met after they’ve done business with you?

So, here’s an example… When a client picks up their wedding invitations from me, I always let them know I’ll follow up with them a week later.  This is to ensure that they are pleased with their order and to see if they need any additional wedding stationery.  But, it’s also an important time to continue building my relationship with them.  It’s an opportunity to see if I can help in any other way.  Maybe they have trouble with the post office?  Maybe they need more envelopes?  The sale continues long AFTER they’ve placed their order.

If you are a wedding planner, why not follow up with them a month after the wedding?  I know that once couples are married, they are sometimes ready to move on from the wedding.  But, as a planner, you have been by their side for months, maybe years.  That person sees you as a resource for services and products in their community.  By keeping that conversation going, you are on their mind the minute that a friend of theirs becomes engaged.

Keeping in touch

After that initial follow-up, it is going to be more difficult to keep in touch with previous clients through the years.  It would certainly be awkward to continually check in with a couple that has been married for some time.  (Hello, stalker!)  But, they invested in your business as much as you invested in their relationships.  I see this similar to the relationship you might have with a stock-holder.  Why not an annual update?

In the springtime, I usually do an anniversary letter of my business.  This is an opportunity to thank previous clients for supporting my business and letting them know of 5 fabulous years and what I’ve accomplished.  I make sure to include something (a business card, a coupon, a sample) that they can pass along to a friend.  Giving people something easy to pass along to a friend makes the referral all that much easier.

Share this…

On that note, the quicker someone can pass along information, the better.  And, this goes for your website too.  How easy is it to share information that can be found on your website?  Can someone quickly click a link and forward to a friend?  Something to think about next time you re-design your website.  (It’s also on my list of things to do!)

Encourage them to come to you first

As with all good things, there is also a potential down side to “word of mouth”.  What if your sweet client turns into a Bridezilla.  (It’s an unfortunate thing, but this does happen. 😉  And, next thing you know, there are horrible things being said about your business on every Yelp, Knot, and Wire out there.

Because people are more likely to express dissatisfaction publicly than they are to express satisfaction, you must make every attempt to prevent this from happening. It is important to EMPHASIZE to your client that if they have any problems with anything along the way that they come to you first.  You want the client to come to you so that you have the opportunity to fix the problem.

We hand make all of our invitations at mmm… paper.  While we review everything twice (and by two different people) there is a chance that something hand-made has an imperfection.  I give people 3 reminders that I want to know if there is a problem.  Their order comes with instructions on what to do if they find any flaws (Call me ASAP!).  Their order also comes with a survey in which I ask them to rate the service and the quality of our work.  And, one week after the sale I do a follow up email or phone call to see how they are doing with their invites. Not only will your client feel well taken care-of, he or she will have more reason to refer you to someone else.

Put your clients in your booth

I’ve heard from a few of you lately that you’ve used previous clients to sell for you at wedding shows.  BRILLIANT!  (Why didn’t I think of that?!)  We all have previous clients that are huge fans of what we do.  (Think of those Mavens that I mentioned earlier).  And, these people are usually really good at talking about our business.  (Sometimes they are even better than we are.)  We all have those clients who’ve told us, “I love what you do.  Let me know if you ever need any help.”  This is referral heaven in my book.  Invite those people to talk about your business, reward them with additional products or service (and a fancy dinner).

Today’s take-away…

My take-away for you is that a client relationship can be a lifelong thing.  We aren’t accustomed to thinking of it this way in the wedding industry.  And, surely we will not have that relationship with every client.  But by building the relationships with those that truly value our business we are putting a non-financial investment into something that will lead to greater sales in years to come.

July 15, 2009 at 7:00 am 3 comments

Fostering Relationships (Inexpensive Ways to Increase Sales)

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This week we are discussing inexpensive ways to increase sales. Yesterday’s post was about networking and how to rethink your networking strategy.  Today, we’re discussing how to foster those relationships.  If referrals are an important part of your sales plan, you must actively invest your time to nurture the source of those referrals.

How do you thank the people that refer you business?  Do you hand write them a note?  To me, this is a minimum requirement.  But why not take it a step further?

Make it public

A public acknowledgment of a vendor who passes business to you is a great way to give them a loud shout-out.  This gives them a little exposure in a public forum while showing others that you value referrals.  You can do this by posting something on your blog, or sending out a tweet on Twitter.

Non-contingent Thank Yous

Thank yous should be made to referrers regardless of whether the prospect ultimately does business with you or not.  You should show appreciation regardless of the end result.  It’s important to acknowledge a person’s thoughtfulness regardless of sale or no-sale.  This appreciation will result in continued referrals… and those referrals are bound to pan out.

Send a little something-something

I’m a stationery designer, so when someone refers business to mmm… paper I like to send some little paper goodie.  It’s a low cost way of saying, “I really and truly appreciate your good word about my business.”

Return the favor

If someone is good at referring you business, you should return the favor.  Sometimes, the match between client and referral doesn’t make itself immediately available.  But, remember to keep that person in mind.  They’ll appreciate the favor!  If the relationship of referral only goes one way, it is much like unrequited love and that love will soon fade.

Spend some time with them

If someone refers a lot of business to you, and you don’t feel that you’ve had an opportunity to return the favor, maybe you don’t know that person well enough.  Take the time to take them out to coffee and find out more about them.  Ask them how you can help their business.

Have a vendor and client appreciation event

This takes a little more financial investment (not the least costly of the “inexpensive ideas” of this week)… but for a few hundred dollars you can put together some bites and sips to say thank you to those that appreciate your business.  An open house at your office can be a great opportunity to thank vendors and clients who have referred business to you and it can be a great opportunity to share with them a little more about your business.  And, if you’re like me, wine and cheese is an easy way to my heart!

How do YOU show the love?

I’d love to know how YOU foster your relationships with other wedding vendors and clients.  How do you show appreciation for referred business?  (Post a comment below!)

July 14, 2009 at 6:00 am 2 comments

Networking (and other Inexpensive Ways to Increase your Sales)

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In 2009, businesses have to work smarter and harder to achieve revenue.  People are still getting married, but they are spending less on their wedding.  So, what this means for us wedding professionals is that we have to book more jobs than in previous years.  (Oh boy!  How do I do this?)  What I see happening is that small business owners have more time and less money these days – not the most favorable of things.

“I’ve got more time, but less money these days.”
So, how do we turn this into an opportunity?

This week, I am going to focus on 4 things you can do to promote your business that are inexpensive and sometimes free.  They usually require an investment of your time.  This isn’t new information to many of you, but I’m hoping to give you a new spin on these tried-n-true tips.  Today’s tip is to: Maximize your Networking

Call another wedding professional and have a cup of coffee

A few years ago, after tracking my sales results, I determined that a growing percentage of my sales were coming from vendor referrals.  In setting my forecast for the upcoming year, I wanted to increase that number.  I knew that simply increasing that number in theory was great, but that I needed to have a plan to actually achieve results.  I committed myself to meeting with one person in my industry every two weeks.  And, so began my mmm… paper Seattle vendor tour.  And, I met some GREAT people!

What I started to see was that not only did people learn about my business, but more importantly I learned about their business.  I learned what THEIR client was all about.  I went in thinking that I would sell them on my business, but learned that it was more about finding a match in our clientele and finding a connection between their business and my business.  I was further able to define my niche and I was further able to provide them value for their business.  And, this in turn led to quality client referrals.

So, call someone up and ask them to meet up for a cup of coffee.  Learn about them, learn about their business.  Ask how you can help them. By sincerely extending yourself to them, they will naturally extend themselves to you.

Organize a casual mixer

When I moved to Seattle, I met with a wedding planner who I fell in love with.  She and I became close friends.  For months, we talked about putting together a gathering of wedding professionals.  Months turned into years.  I finally got my act together and started hosting Tuesday Toast.  Tuesday Toast is a very casual and informal cocktail hour that takes place monthly – on a Tuesday.  Barbie Hull has joined forces with me on this and helped take it to great lengths.  It’s so fun to get together with wedding folk every month to talk shop and toast the industry.  I meet new people and catch up with old friends.  And, it’s EASY to do.  Set up an evite and mail it off to your wedding peeps, start a facebook group, or a meetup group.

Expand your network

It’s easy to get comfortable.  I go to networking things and end up talking to all my favorite people that I know so well.  The problem with that can be that I’m not reaching out and meeting anyone new.  This can happen at wedding industry events (such as Tuesday Toast) or even on a more general level… not branching out beyond the wedding industry.

So, reach out to someone outside of the wedding industry.  Reach out to someone who does something completely different than you.  I myself don’t do graphic design in my wedding invitation business, so I love to have great designers to whom I can refer. If you are a photographer, why not reach out to someone who solely does baby portraits?  If you are a florist, why not reach out to the flower shop down the street that doesn’t do weddings?  If you are wedding planner, why not reach out to a corporate event planner?  These are great partners to have as they can refer business to someone who is an expert in something different that what they do.

Think outside the box

You’ve heard it all before… network, network, network.  This is nothing new.  But, rethink the way you network.  Rethink your strategy.  Rethink the way you are meeting people who can send business your way.  Take the time that you have now to invest in relationships.  These relationships are worth their weight in gold!

July 13, 2009 at 6:00 am 4 comments

DIY: why it doesn’t always work (part 3 of 3)

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The do-it-yourself movement has EXPLODED in the wedding industry.  What began as a need to control the wedding grew into a passion for beauty and uniqueness and nowadays has become an economic need.  These days an engaged couple can:

  • make their own wedding invites
  • sew their wedding attire (and their groomsmen and bridesmaids)
  • mix their music on an ipod player (to play at the wedding)
  • have a relative become an ordained minister online (to marry them)
  • make their own cake
  • create their flower arrangements

And – guess what?  Just by following along with her magazine, Martha Stewart makes it all so easy in just 5 steps with scissors and a glue gun!  But, you and I both know that this just isn’t always the case.  Now, there are some people that are truly talented and might just be able to pull all of this off (without losing their minds) but the average wedding joe and jane find themselves a little in over their heads.

The pressure to be truly artistic and talented is mounting.  As an industry, we can stop the inanity.  I like to remind my clients of the following:

  • Have you ever crafted before and is this a hobby you care to acquire in the months leading up to your wedding?
  • What is your priority?  If you are faced with budget issues, where will you get the most bang for your buck with a DIY project and where will you just create stress and not save much money?
  • Calculate how much money you will be saving, and determine whether that is worth the time you will be spending.
  • Do you feel pressure to create a DIY wedding because of your peers?
  • Do you see yourself enjoying this experience?

When people get married they prioritize their most preferred wedding features.  For me, it was the food and the music above all else.  The last thing I would consider would be to ipod my entertainment.  But, there were other elements that were not as important that I would take on as a project.  It’s important that we remind engaged couples to prioritize and be realistic with their DIY projects.

April 29, 2009 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

How to teach our customers to hire the best and the brightest (part 2 of 3)

The wedding industry is made of some of the brightest individuals I have ever met. It pains me when I see under-appreciated talent. How do we change that? How do we teach the customer what to look for when they hire wedding vendors?  How do we teach customers to value experience and service at any cost?

One segment of the market that I think is often undervalued is the service offered by wedding planners.  I can’t believe most people think they can get away without hiring a planner.  Planners bring all of the magic of a wedding together.  Few people know how to throw a celebration quite to the scale of a wedding.  How do we teach the customer that this is a very important and valuable part of the wedding?  How do we teach customers to value wedding professionals?

Here are some ways we need to stand united as an industry:

  • Consider your pricing
    It’s common to make the rookie mistake of entering this industry with low pricing in order to compete solely based on budget.  However, this will not only have a negative impact on the profitability of your business, but also devalues the industry as a whole.  By setting your prices below market value, you are telling the customer, “I’m not worth it and everyone else in this industry is charging too much for their services.”  It’s important to consider your pricing and think of not only what your product should be valued at, but also how this pricing plays an important role in the market.  Read more about pricing, in this post I did a couple weeks ago.
  • Experience and novelty both have a place in this market
    It seems that most people are either a veteran or a novice in the wedding industry.  Veterans have years of experience and performance on which one can rely while novices have new and fresh ideas that are enticing to clientele.  How can the two work together?  Experienced vendors can do a better job of mentoring new individuals.  There is much opportunity in this market to mentor and coach more often.  Newer individuals can be proactive and take cues from experienced vendors.  There is a lot to be learned.  Ask, network, train with people in your segment that you respect and value.  If you are a newbie, make yourself more valuable by learning from the expert.  On the flip side, if you are a pro, work with others to become experts!
  • Get to know the customer and make sure they get to know you too!
    This might go without saying, but I’ll say it anyways: get to know the customer.  In the wedding business, it’s all about “a match” between vendor and client.  If you know who they are – and what their wedding is all about – chances are you’ll find a better fit for them.  But, just as important is that they know about you… and what makes your business a match for them.  Share with them, as they share with you.
  • Refer individuals that you value but that are truly a match
    It’s easy to refer someone to a friend.  But, it’s better to refer someone to a valuable individual that is a match with the couple’s personality and needs.  Before referring anyone, I always ask the the couple what they are looking for in a florist, photographer, or wedding planner.  A person who makes good referrals is like someone who is a good matchmaker.  Be a good matchmaker!
  • Be accountable
    There is no college degree or certification that is mandatory to be part of the wedding industry.  That is what makes this business a truly blended and beautiful assortment of talented and creative individuals.  But, this does not discount the fact that you need to be accountable to your profession.  Be professional and accountable for your business decisions.  By raising the bar of your business, you elevate the industry as a whole.
  • Teach the customer what they should look for in hiring their vendors
    I’ve seen some industry blogs that give their clients guidelines on questions to ask their wedding vendors.  This is awesome!  It’s important for engaged couples to ask the right questions.  These are some questions that are valuable for engaged couples (psst… you might want to post these somewhere… people should be asking these questions of their vendors!):

    • Why did you start your business?
    • How long have you been in business and how do you stand apart from the competition?
    • What sort of guarantees to you offer?
    • What is the most valuable part of your service or product?
    • Why should I hire you?

In a nutshell… in order for your product or service to be valued, the industry as a whole needs to raise the bar on it’s offering.  This begins with you.  Do what you can to elevate the wedding industry and your business will be valued for what it is worth.

April 28, 2009 at 6:00 am 4 comments

3 Things We Need To Teach Our Customers

One of the greatest things about the wedding industry is the close relationships I’ve been able to build with fellow colleagues. At an industry mixer last week, I had the opportunity to reconnect with people I haven’t seen in a while and meet new vendors I’d heard about for years. I had a very meaningful discussion with Shannon Lassen of Sublime Events and Greg Lowder of Affairs to Remember – DJ Entertainment. My question to them was, “What do you think needs improvement within our industry?

Shannon and Greg both agreed that we, as wedding vendors, need to educate the consumer. We need to be better about setting standards within our industry and communicating those standards to the customer. There are misconceptions regarding services and products within our profession and we need to have a strong unified message that provides knowledge instead of confusion.

This week, we are going to focus on 3 things we, as an industry, can teach the customer in an effort to cultivate positive change in our industry:

  • The myth of the summer wedding and why wedding business doesn’t need to be seasonal.
  • How the customer can be better informed and what they should be looking for when they hire wedding professionals.
  • Why DIY doesn’t always work for the engaged couple, and how it can work

So let’s tackle that first item…

The myth of the summer wedding

Up here in Seattle, people get married for the most part in June, July, August and sometimes September. You may be familiar with the fact that it rains up here A LOT. But here’s the thing: I’m from California – land of SUNSHINE – and people get married during the exact same months.

The general sentiment for having summer weddings is that people want bright shiny sun on their wedding. But the truth is that in Seattle (like in many places in the world) you may have less chance of rain in the summer, but there is still a chance. And, in California you’ve got guaranteed sunshine in the summer, but chances are it will be blazing hot. Have you ever been to a wedding in Pasadena in August? I have – and it was REALLY hot. Thank god we were indoors! And, what beautiful indoor venues there are in this country!

The point is this: no matter where you are in the country, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll need a “rain contingent plan” or a “heat contingent plan”. So with this in mind, why do people continue to marry in 3-4 months of the year?

How can we encourage and educate people that weddings can happen any time of the year? How can we get away from the seasonality of our industry? How can we streamline our business into more year-round revenue generation? These are some thoughts on how to do that:

  • Shift the mindset away from words like “off-season” and away from the idea that anything other than summer is “less than superior”. The perspective begins from within the industry. If we perceive these months to be prime months to marry, the customer will also. If we market it that way, the customer will follow.
  • Continue to push media to report on AWESOME fall and winter weddings. There has been improvement within print and web journalism in the last few years to highlight the beauty of these seasons’ weddings. As an industry, we can continue to feed them great content. Talk about your fall and winter weddings as much as you do your summer ones.
  • Incentivize engaged couples to marry in October-April. I’m not a big fan of offering unnecessary discounts to people. I think it is a more wise business practice to offer a bonus or an “extra” as a sales incentive.  For example, a photographer shooting in fall or winter could provide an extra hour or two of services.
  • Point out the obvious: there is much greater access to prime vendors during the October-May months. Engaged couples who marry between June-September are competing with gazillions of other couples for the same vendors.  They are often disappointed that these professionals are already booked on their wedding date.  The demand for vendors far outweighs the supply in summer months.  Why not have better access to a wider range of vendors?
  • It’s less expensive (for everyone).  In this economy, money talks.  Remind your clients that some vendors offer incentives for marrying in fall and winter months.  Also, guests traveling great distances to the wedding will not be faced with high-season travel costs.  This is especially gratifying to wedding guests who seem to find themselves on the wedding circuit in the 2-3 years when all their friends are getting married at the same time.

Our industry doesn’t need to be so seasonal.  The customer should know that many of the decisions that go into finding a venue for a June wedding are very similar to those of a November wedding. Changing this mindset begins from within the industry.

Tomorrow… we’ll talk about how we can educate engaged couples to make smart decisions when hiring wedding professionals.

April 27, 2009 at 6:00 am 4 comments

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