Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Coffee for wedding artists: bringing your A game

Having been in this industry for over 7 years, Nick and I have worked with our fair share of absolutely amazing wedding artists (you know who you are!) but recently have come across some sub-par vendors.
We have some tips on sticking it out and not bringing down our industry in this ever-changing time:

1. You must always bring your A game to each and every meeting and event. This is not the time to slack off, not respond to emails, or provide shabby services.

2. Be kind. Say thank you. Trust us - a thank you note goes a very long way. Think about who recommends you. Surely you want to keep getting those referrals.

3. Be creative. Simple as that. It's time to think a bit outside the box and not recycle ideas or just copy inspiration boards or other ideas you see on blogs. Be you. After all, that's why you're in the event industry.

4. Don't sell yourself short. It's one thing to tailor a package for a client, but providing day-of wedding coordination for $200 or photography services for $500 is bringing down the bar in the industry and thus selling others short.

5. Seasoned professionals; the not-so-talented vendors will soon fall out of the industry and, as a certain talented friend in New York recently told us: the cream will rise to the top; see you there!

Cheers! Aleah + Nick

1 comment:

Christian said...

Very well said indeed!!


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