From the moment you sign the dotted line on your contracts, your wedding vendors are with you every step of the way up until your big day! They put in so much time and effort to ensure your wedding runs smoothly, taking care of any little hiccups along the way so you can just enjoy this special moment. You may be wondering what’s the best way to thank your wedding vendors for all of their hard work.
Below we are giving you a few ideas from tangible presents to small ways to say “thank you” that will positively impact their future business.
Leave a Tip
One of the simplest and highly encouraged ways to thank your wedding vendors is by leaving a tip, especially when they have gone above and beyond for your wedding day. As the amount you tip varies based on different factors like budget, you may want to even include it in your wedding budget from the beginning. We recommend organizing all of your tips by envelope prior to the big day and putting your wedding planner or a reliable family member to hand them out near the end of the evening.
Write a Thoughtful Review
If you don’t have a large budget for vendor thank you gifts, you can still make a huge impact by writing a thoughtful review. You can check out their websites or ask directly the sites they would prefer you to leave a review. Common sites include: Google, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Yelp, and Facebook. You don’t need to worry about writing a separate review for each, you can use the same review on multiple sites!
Send Them a Gift
If gift-giving is your love language, sending a gift is a great way to show your appreciation. Working with an exceptional florist or baker? You can give them an apron with the company’s logo printed on it. You could even take a few different goodies and build a cute gift basket! If you aren’t sure what to give, our shop offers plenty of personalized items that serve as thoughtful gifts to your wedding vendors.
Refer Others to their Business
Word-of-mouth is huge in the wedding industry and one of the ways you can continue to support their business is to refer your wedding vendors to friends and family whenever you see they get engaged! Tagging them in your wedding pictures on Facebook and Instagram is another great way to “refer” their business. Your wedding vendors will be thrilled when they see your name pop up on social media or when a client mentions that you referred them!
Write a Thank You Note
A personalized, hand-written thank you note always goes a long way with wedding vendors. Share how they went above and beyond for you and mention any individuals who really made your experience with the business special. You can give a thank you card along or include it in your tip envelope or with a physical gift that you send them.
Your wedding vendors are here to support you and you'll want to take the time to sincerely thank them for their hard work and treating your wedding as if it were their own. There are a variety of ways to express your gratitude, and however you choose to show it will go a long way!