I don’t say thank you often enough. I would love to be someone who lights up people’s days by sending surprise thank you cards… but time runs away with me and I rush from one project to another. Even as I write this, I’m making a note in my calendar to ‘say thank you’ to someone once a month! After all, the English Wedding Blog wouldn’t exist without so many wonderful suppliers sharing their images, tips and advice here – I have a LOT of people to thank!
I’ve had some amazing thank yous this summer. There’s nothing better than a surprise card or letter from a bride and groom, after the wedding – believe me: you’ve no idea how thrilled your favourite suppliers will be to hear from you out of the blue!
7 different ways to thank your wedding suppliers
- Write a thank you card. It doesn’t have to take long: spend 15 minutes writing a heartfelt thank you to a supplier whose personal touch made a real difference to your day. They’ll love you for it!
- Post an online review. Facebook pages are set up for reviews, and so is Etsy. Your review will make your suppliers super happy AND help other couples find them online – it’s the most wonderful karma 🙂
- Write an email – with ‘thank you’ as the subject line! Even better: ask if there’s anything you can do as a thank you. Reviews on forums or recommendations to friends can work wonders for suppliers.
- Be a social media sharer! Following a Facebook page and sharing your suppliers’ news and updates with your friends is a HUGE help to wedding businesses.
- Get involved with the wedding awards… Although I’m not a huge fan of wedding industry awards, I know a LOT of suppliers get involved in them. The best is TWIA, whose voting system relies heavily on real customer reviews, all of which your suppliers will get to read. If your favourite suppliers are taking part (and they’ll say so on social media) see if you can help them out with a super review!
- Just tell a friend. If you had a brilliant band, loved your bridal boutique staff or had exceptional service from your florist, recommend them!
- Do your photographer a little favour by sharing your big day on a wedding blog. It’s a wonderful way to relive your day, and you’ll be asked to do an online interview while your photographer will send in photos from your day. Here’s how to submit to the English Wedding Blog!
If you take the time to do any of these, you are a lovely, kind and generous person. As a wedding supplier myself I know how much it will mean to someone. As a blogger I’m all about helping great businesses get noticed, and every little thank you makes a difference to us all.