Post # 1
gotta love alittle alliteration no?
I was reading an article a while ago on offbeatbride about how to get the best deals from a wedding vendor (namely a photographer) and the author mentioned that having something that sets your wedding apart from all the others can work in your favor. That some photographers will give you a deal if your wedding is out of the norm in some way because they’ll have something new and unique to add to their portfolio. The article mentioned gay weddings, unusual destinations, and “off beat bride”esque weddings, etc.
But I was thinking…. could a blogger bee parlay their web “celebrity status” into a discount from a vendor? Obviously many many people hear about vendors through the blogger bees and -as long as the Bee is happy with their services and writes a good review- it could drum up a lot of business for the vendor.
If you were a blogger: Would you try to do this? Or do you think it’s somehow abusing your blogger status?
Any Blogger Bees buzzing around and want to share their thoughts?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception
We aren’t allowed to parlay our blogging status into freebies and discounts. I think how it basically works is that if a vendor chooses to offer a discount AFTER you write about them as a thank-you for generating business, it’s okay to accept it, but it’s not cool to name-drop Weddingbee in order to score freebies. It would take away the “real brides talking about real experiences” aspect of the blogs if we were all throwing corporate-sponsored events like Star Jones, you know?
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
There are policies against this. And actually, if you are paid as a blogger to promote something, you are legally obligated to disclose this fact. Otherwise you can face fines.
Post # 5
ahh, thanks for shedding some light on the subject ladies. I figured it was probably against some rules to profit off of being a blogger… but are you allowed to even mention to potential vendors that you are one?