Separate E-Mail Accounts and Visual Technology Aids Vendor Communication
Did that contract get sandwiched between a Groupon and a calendar reminder? Never again, if brides are conscious of how their online accounts can help them stay organized.
In an age of constant contact, wedding couples and vendors have even more ways to communicate in order to ensure a flawless celebration.
“Visual technology has become more of a norm,” says Leanne Silicato of Make My Day Event Planning in Rehoboth Beach. “Almost half the couples are using technology for communications with vendors.”
Emails and texts have allowed vendors and clients the flexibility to share critical information and exchange ideas throughout the planning process. When dealing with so many vendors, however, that correspondence needs to be centralized and accessible. Louise Bolin, a 30-year-old IT pro and former creative director of this magazine, walked down the aisle in October 2012.
“I started a separate email address for all things wedding-related,” she says, “and that email was hooked up to my phone, which kept me organized.”
Since the initial contact to vendors is often through their websites, pros like Maria DeForrest, owner of Maria DeForrest Photography in Milton, appreciate the opportunity to engage clients in this manner.
“To be able to email with brides and get back to brides quickly is important,” DeForrest says. “It’s the vendor’s responsibility to still treat the brides as if they just walked into the store.”