The Best Ways To Thank Your Wedding Vendors
Your wedding vendors are a huge part of your wedding. Of course, your family, friends, and all the other guests are super important, but the show literally could not go on without your vendors. They make the magic happen! Therefore, you should thank them accordingly! But it’s not always obvious what the best ways to thank your wedding vendors are. That bottle of wine you’re thinking about sending may not actually be the best idea. Let’s take a look at how to say thank you to your vendors in a meaningful way.
The gift that keeps on giving! The number one way to thank your wedding vendors is to refer them to all your friends! The person you referred may also refer another person, and that person may refer another person, and so on. Chances are that if you’re a newlywed, you have lots of engaged friends looking for wedding vendors; so many opportunities to thank your vendors with a referral!
Give Them a Tip
Second only to a referral, giving a tip is one of the best ways to thank your wedding vendors. Click here to view our tipping guide. Learn who you should tip, how much you should tip, and how + when to tip.
Pay On Time
This isn’t exactly a “thank you,” but it’s certainly appreciated. Stick to your payment schedule. If there’s a payment due upon delivery (for example, for photos and video) or at any point post-wedding, it can be easy to forget. But, please don’t. Set a reminder, or have someone else take care of it if you’re going to be on your honeymoon. Do whatever you need to do to make sure you pay your vendors on time. Remember, you can always pay in advance!
Leave an Awesome Review
Head to your vendor’s Facebook page (or where ever they direct to you leave a review) and give them a 5-star review! Along with those 5 stars, be sure to write a few sentences about their work and how they made your wedding extra special. This is so important for your vendor’s success. In addition, make sure they know they have your permission to share it on their social media channels, website, or anywhere they’d like!
Tag Them On Social Media
On a similar note, make sure you’re tagging them on your social media! We know you’re about to do a photo overload on Facebook and Instagram, so give your awesome vendors some exposure by tagging them in all your posts! This is such a small, simple way to say thank you, but it makes a big impact.
Send Them a Thank You Note or Gift
If you want to give your vendors a more tangible gift, feel free! But always remember that the best gift you can give your vendors is more business. A thank you note telling them how much their services meant to you is always a nice touch as well. And be sure to let them know you’ll be sending brides their way as soon as you get the chance!
How will you be thanking your wedding vendors? The most important thing is not to forget about them the moment you’re in the limo leaving your wedding reception. After all, you’ve probably been working with them for a few months, if not a year, at this point! Make sure to take the time to thank them for all they’ve done.