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May 15, 2019
By Brenda Jobe
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If you have recently landed back on earth from your wedding day high, that means you have had time to reflect on your selection of vendors. These professionals can include your photographer, caterer, florist, coordinator, baker, venue site, or dress designer among others. If you were thrilled with their expertise, the best way you can show them your appreciation is to give them glowing praise. Your thanks can be shared with online site reviews, through word of mouth, and even with monetary gifts.

Many vendors advertise at a variety of online wedding sites. They would be happy for you to post a good review for them on any of their sites. Be sure to directly email your vendor to ask which sites they prefer to have the reviews posted on. Prospective brides, while searching for a specific vendor, do a lot of "googling." That's where these site reviews really come in handy for both the bride and the professionals.

Another way to show your appreciation to your vendors is to praise them among your friends and family. Word of mouth is a very effective and positive tool to help these professionals get more work. With this type of communication, a personal connection between client and vendor really shines to others. It lets brides-to-be know they can definitely trust the professionals you selected.

Finally, a monetary gift is sincerely enjoyed by your preferred vendors. So many brides are on tight budgets and are trying to save dollars to keep on track. How pleasant for the couple to find, that after the wedding is done, they actually were underbudget. They can share a small gift (gift card or check) with their preferred vendors as an additional "thank you." This is a tangible way to show they feel that the awarded professional went over and beyond the call of services.

Whatever form of thanks you offer your vendors, they will be very grateful to accept your encouragement. A couple's wedding memories live on, but sometimes vendors are forgotten. Remembering them with praise is a great reward and perk for professionals.

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