(Closed) Vendor websites- what do you look for?

posted 7 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like simple designs. Not a fan of music.

Specific to a wedding planner I would want to know vendors she’s worked with. Weddings she’s worked on, what specifically on the wedding did she help with.

Rough priicng information would be great.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

PRICES!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

For a planner, I like those that have a blog, facebook page, pinterest with examples of weddings they have done.  I like to know where they are located.  If she doesn’t want to list pricing on her website, I would love to at least see what comes in each package and a starting price.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

– Photos of previous events/weddings (professional photos!) that are up to date and not from 2 years ago. These should be photos of things that she had a hand in planning/setting up so table settings, details etc. 

– Pricing or at least starting prices or if there are different package options available

– Testimonials from past clients

– NO music, NO flash

 

In general I prefer a clean and easy to navigate website. If I have to spend more than 5 minutes trying to find information then I just get frustrated. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

email addresses, phone numbers, prices, and not “vauge” statements like “want an awesome set up!? CALL US NOW”.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@regberadaisy: YES! I hate when websites have music and I have to scramble to figure out how to turn it off!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I like to see prices. 

I also found it helpful to have a contact form on the website that I could fill out with my name, phone, email, date I was interested in, comments, etc.  It made it a lot easier for me when I was contacting venues if they provided a way for me to send them an electronic notification that I wanted someone from the venue to reach out to me.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MissBananaBread: I don’t think it should be considered promotion if you are asking for help with it. I’d love to look at it!

I agree with everything other posters have suggested. I also wanted to suggest including a small explanation of what exactly a wedding planner does and why you might want one. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

prices and recent examples of their work. No music.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Ms. Martian:

These should be photos of things that she had a hand in planning/setting up so table settings, details etc.

Agreed! ONLY pictures of things she specifically had a hand in.

@MapleMoose:

I actually prefer the opposite so I have a email chain of whom I’ve contacted. Often when I use their contact forms I forget if and when I contacted people.

@Lemma:

I also wanted to suggest including a small explanation of what exactly a wedding planner does and why you might want one.

YES! Everyone’s explanation is so different. There should be a clear understandng of what your friend does typically in a base package and what can be added on as extras.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@vmec: I completely agree. I hate it when vendors just say “Call us!” and don’t give you any examples of their work.

I don’t like light coloured writing on dark backgrounds, it’s hard on my eyes, especially if there’s a lot of text. Fonts should be easy to read. I like being able to see what’s where easily. I don’t want to dig through four different subtopics to find your contact info or pricing. I also like a bit of an “about us” is always great. It’s nice to know your vendors as people and not a corporate entity.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@regberadaisy:  That makes sense.  I used an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of which venues I contacted.  It was easier for me to track than sifting through mulitple emails.

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