(Closed) Newlyweds – Did you review your vendors?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Did you leave reviews for your vendors?

    Yes - for all of them!

    Yes, but I only took time to write positive reviews.

    Yes, but I only took time to write negative reviews.

    No - I ran out of time/energy/motivation/etc.

    Other (please explain)

  • Post # 3
    10972 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I probably wrote about 50% of my vendor reviews – I feel badly, I’m over a year out and I had promised I’d write one for my hair/mu artist, but I just never got around to it!  I say, just write the posts when you feel the energy to do so. 🙂

    Post # 4
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I reviewed all my vendors. I used reviews extensively during the planning process, so I thought that leaving my own reviews needed to be my way of giving back to the community of planning brides. After all, if no one leaves reviews then it becomes very difficult to choose good vendors.

    Another plus to leaving reviews, the Knot gave me a free photobook once I did 5 of them 🙂

    Post # 5
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I didn’t. I guess I should… Maybe we’ll finish thank you cards first. Tongue Out

    Post # 6
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I haven’t gotten married yet, but I’ve been told that you can get free stuff for writing reviews, just like  @VAwife:  mentioned.  A friend told me weddingwire.com also gives you promotional stuff for leaving reviews.

    Post # 7
    2567 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I did most of my vendor reviews, and actually couldn’t wait to get the good ones written up.  I am dragging my feet on the DJ though; he was a real handful and while everything worked out just fine during the actual event, the prep time was a giant source of irritation.  I’d normally not hesitate to review him— I write TripAdvisor reviews every time we travel, which is a lot, and I’m always very honest. Not mean, and I choose my words carefully so I don’t just set out to trash anyone. But I’ve seen the way this DJ responds to negative feedback (interestingly enough, his only negative reviews came in on Wedding Wire after we had booked him). Very hostile and immature. And I just don’t feel like having him shout at me one last time, even if it is on the internet and not in person!

    Post # 8
    3968 posts
    Honey bee

    Only a small handful of the best.  I didn’t do a negative review on my musicians because I was so annoyed with them (and even moreso because they hounded me to review thing – thinking I had a stellar review!).

    Post # 9
    1741 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I know I should, but I haven’t.  It’s been about a month since the wedding.

    I do plan on sending pro pics to the florist, MUA, hair stylist, etc.  I know it’s not the same thing, but hopefully it’s better than nothing!  As a woman of color, I would have appreciated seeing more vendor photos of brides who look like me.

    Post # 10
    43 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did most of them right away, although I still have a few to do. I had really great vendors, for the most part, and thought they deserved the positive reviews. I only wrote one bad review, and I did it because I wished that I had heard that information before we booked them (it was for the limo company). And yes, the Knot gives you a free Shutterfly book coupon for writing five reviews, and Wedding Wire gave a coupon for a free canvas print (which I think is kind of ridiculous, personally) for five reviews.

    Post # 12
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I reviewed my vendors through weddingwire, and got a free 8×10 canvas print! well, I just had to pay for shipping, so it was only $19!!


    Post # 13
    3974 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Well, my photographer doesn’t do weddings anymore, my DJ was terrible, my venue is not really a wedding venue… and that is all the vendors I had. I did write all (but the DJ) a thank you card, but I didn’t review them anywhere. I have however sung their praises to anyone who asks.

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