Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wedding Suppliers In Love!

So yesterday I took part in a ‘tweetchat’ about Wedding PR and a comment I made has been my most re-tweeted post ever...

“Twitter is like a very long job interview. Clients read everything so if you’re looking for business, stay professional.”

This seems to have struck quite a chord with lots of people, wedding pros and brides alike and some of the comments I’ve received from people have been really interesting. Now I love Twitter – it’s a great way to connect with people, to ‘meet’ people you wouldn’t usually and to find out about new ideas and yes, it’s great for laughs and support too (especially when you work on your own and end up talking to the kettle for company on some days).

However, it’s certainly true that Twitter is also a ‘shop window’ – if you’re a wedding supplier, brides are reading your Tweets and ‘checking you out’. Do you know what you’re talking about? Do you come across as someone they want to work with and are you ‘their kind of person’? This is especially true for people like wedding planners who ARE their product – clients have to like you before they want to work with you. The same is true of photographers, florists and anyone who has direct, face to face, interaction with their clients.

Because it’s important, so important, that brides love their suppliers – wedding pros love it when their clients love them because we’re all the same, we want our clients to be beyond happy. It’s not good enough to just do enough – brides deserve to have their expectations exceeded, to have suppliers working with them that have a genuine desire to give them a great day. Being a wedding supplier isn’t purely about paying the bills. Yes, we all have to make a living but wedding suppliers get a huge kick from making other people happy. And we like it when people love us...

So, if Twitter is a big on-line dating vehicle for brides and suppliers, let’s all clean our teeth, put on our best outfits and go and knock all our potential dates for six with our pure fabulousness!

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with you on this!