wedding-pictureBy now you probably know how important it is to credit a photographer’s work. If you use their pictures of course they should get the credit. But what about all the wedding vendors who work in weddings with you? This is a question that Preston Bailey addresses on his blog.

We all know the importance of networking. But what would be great would be getting wedding vendors to automatically work together and give credit for others work that shows up in event pictures used for marketing. Think about it. A wedding coordinator could give credit for the event designer, the lighting expert, the caterer, you name it.

It isn’t something that will take away business from the one giving credit, what it will do is point brides toward businesses they need. This isn’t just good for those other vendors. When a bride finds her vendors through a network like this she tends to feel much more comfortable with all the vendors, and will tend to have a much higher opinion of that first business. This is also a way that will motivate a bride to give her friends vendor recommendations. What do you think?

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  1. Anne Roos says:

    I heartily agree. It is also important to be involved in local business networking groups, so that you can get to know other wedding service providers. When I refer them, they magically refer me, too! Best part about it: I get to work with my friends at weddings and we work as a team to provide the best for the wedding couple and their guests.

  2. Steph, as a [url]Hudson Valley Wedding[/url] Photographer I had the pleasure of working with what we termed the “dream team” where I was a personal friend of every vendor the Bride and Groom hired and we all knew one another……prpbably the best wedding I ever worked for the simple reason that we worked sooooooo well together. We were all so comfortable with one another and it definitely rubbed of on the bride and groom. Their day was so smooth. They loved it.

    1. [quote name=”steven planck”]Steph, as a [url]Hudson Valley Wedding[/url] Photographer I had the pleasure of working with what we termed the “dream team” where I was a personal friend of every vendor the Bride and Groom hired and we all knew one another……prpbably the best wedding I ever worked for the simple reason that we worked sooooooo well together. We were all so comfortable with one another and it definitely rubbed of on the bride and groom. Their day was so smooth. They loved it.[/quote]
      Absolutely! Our couples are so relieved and happy when their “team” is familiar with one another. It’s another stress off their shoulders and it definitely makes the day go smoother.

      Good point!

  3. Bri says:

    I completely agree with Preston. In fact, I’ll go one step further to that it’s not only “good networking,” it’s really simply a professional requirement.

    Just this morning, I read two new blog entries, one on DIY Bride and one on Style Me Pretty, about local weddings in my area, the Hudson Valley of New York. As a DJ (I own DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style), imagine my disappointment when neither article made any mention of the DJ or band at either wedding! I realize that the angle on most wedding websites has to do with overall wedding style, and while I may be admitedly biased in thinking that music and announcements have a lot to do with setting the tone at the reception, I understand that images of the fashion, food, and flowers are really what readers are looking for!

    While I wasn’t really expecting an image of the DJ / band or any mention of how the music and events fit into the overall style, I was more than disappointed that neither article even *credited* the DJ or band. Both articles ended with lengthy lists of every vendor and every product featured, but both glaringly omitted the DJ or band. In both cases, there clearly were pictures of the bride, groom, and their guests dancing. Certainly, this would imply that there was a DJ or band there. I would think it would only be professional courtesy to include that vendor’s name in the credits along with everyone else.

    Giving credit where credit is due is essential. If I were the unmentioned vendor, I would make it a point to contact the blog and politely, but firmly insist on a credit. Wedding vendors need to show respect for one another–it’s one of the ways to demonstrate our professionalism to potential customers.

    1. [quote name=”Bri”]
      Just this morning, I read two new blog entries, one on DIY Bride and one on Style Me Pretty, about local weddings in my area, the Hudson Valley of New York. As a DJ (I own DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style), imagine my disappointment when neither article made any mention of the DJ or band at either wedding![/quote]

      That is sadly the case. These blog posts often go into excrutiating detail about the look of the wedding, but neglect the entertainment.

      There are other professions that often not credited as well: makeup artists, hair stylists, tailors and seamstresses, transportation (unless it’s stand out).

      These blogs are trying to give brides what they want, but I think they’re overlooking an opportunity to build relationships with vendors, too.

      Have you tried contacting them or the bride from the wedding? It may simply have been an oversight, if a painful one.

  4. Wedding DJ says:

    If you help other businesses with a credit/recognition within your website/blog they will usually return the favour.

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