Post # 1
It’s been about 6 weeks since the wedding and I just can’t find the energy to write my vendor reviews. For the most part, they’re going to be glowing reviews as I only had real issues with 2 of my vendors. It’s not that I’m averse to all follow-up – I’ve communicated with most of them already and even passed along images for their portfolios. But every time I sit down to write reviews I feel exhausted!
Did you actually make time to leave reviews for your vendors?
Post # 3
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
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
I didn’t. I guess I should… Maybe we’ll finish thank you cards first.
Post # 6
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.