Chances are you will have lots of things on your mind the day of your wedding. Most brides admit to feeling stressed and overwhelmed making sure everything goes smoothly and they are hitting everything on their wedding day checklist. One way to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch is by hiring a team of people that you can count on. This includes caterers, photographers, videographers, DJs, hair and makeup and many others. By having people that you trust handle some big pieces of your day, you can relieve some of the stress and worry from yourself.
Of course, good, reliable people can sometimes be difficult to come by. So, when you do, we think it is important to really show your gratitude to them for helping out on your special day. Beyond just paying them on time for their services, it can be a sweet and memorable gesture to put in a little extra effort to thank your team and your vendors for all that they do. Here are some ideas to make sure that they know that they are appreciated.
Say thank you
This is the simplest way that you can show your gratitude to everyone helping out on your wedding day. If you don’t feel that you have the time to thank each person individually, a great time to do this is during your speech at the reception. A genuine and heartfelt thank you during speeches is something you should definitely add to your wedding day checklist and is a great way to make them feel appreciated and noticed for all that they have done.
This is another quick and easy way to let your vendors know that you appreciate them. This can even be done before or after the wedding day by text or even through the mail. This can help remind them how critical they are to helping you make long-lasting memories.
Of course, you will be paying your vendors and team for their services, but if you would like to go above and beyond for them, you can send a small gift to show your gratitude. This could be anything from a cash tip to planners, flowers, gift cards, souvenirs or whatever feels right to you and your partner. As long as it comes from a place of appreciation, there is no wrong answer here.
Write an online review
Online reviews are incredibly beneficial to those trying to build their business. Not only is it a great form of reference for those looking to hire them, but it makes their business more credible. Don’t be afraid to really go into detail with this. Listing out the things that they did that you appreciated can make them feel good while providing information for those looking to potentially hire them.
Give credit on social media
When posting pictures of your wedding, it can be helpful for vendors to get a tag in your posts. This can show others who are looking to hire them what their setup looks like or what their previous jobs have looked like. This helps to show that you are grateful for all of the work they did and are proud to show it off.
Give a referral
This is probably the ultimate form of gratitude when it comes to your vendors and those you hired to help you on your wedding day. This is because a good referral goes a long way. This shows how happy you, as the client, are with the work they put in, but it also leads to the potential of new clients for them. This helps their business and shows them how grateful you are.
Who to thank
Now that you’ve gotten some ideas on how to thank those you are most grateful for on your wedding day, here is a list of potential people you may want to thank to make sure you don’t forget anyone!
- Ceremony and reception staff
- Hair and make-up artist
- Band or DJ
- Wedding planner
- Cake designer
- Delivery crew
Showing your gratitude is something you should add to your wedding day checklist and is a great way to make sure your vendors know that they are appreciated, help bring them new business and to keep healthy relationships for the future. Now, go forth and be thankful!