I think most vendors that participate on wedding blogs and boards have good intentions and are just trying to get their names out there, but don’t know what is and isn’t ok. So this post is for vendors pondering that very same question.
I thought we’d start with a few examples of what not to do.
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The following is a deleted thread started by a photographer. It’s also the most common type of comment vendors leave in response to brides looking for specific services or products.
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The consensus among brides seems to be that vendors commenting on blogs and boards is ok, as long as they’re contributing to the conversation and not blatantly trying to promote themselves or their services. Brides are very savvy and vendors that blatantly promote themselves almost always deter brides, rather than attract them.
Some other big mistakes that we see vendors commit often are:
Coming up in this series: So how you should participate on wedding blogs and boards as a wedding vendor?
Vendors: What are your general rules when you participate on blogs and boards?
Brides: What bothers you about vendors participating on blogs and boards?