Every day couples are getting engaged and beginning the planning process of looking for the perfect wedding vendors. The wedding industry runs on referrals and beautiful photos. Think of what made you choose your vendors. Were you inspired by a wedding a photographer shot? Was your vendor using inclusive language on their website such as “marrier” or “partner” instead of “bride and groom?” Help your vendors reach future couples and provide them with the same wonderful experience you had with these tips.

Leave a review

Testimonials go a long way, especially if they’re ones that are posted directly by the client instead of client quotes published by the vendor on their own website. Once you have received your photos or finished your time with your vendor, head to their Facebook, Yelp page, Equally Wed vendor listing or other site where they receive reviews and share your experience. If you have some not-so-nice feedback to give, make sure to convey that to your vendor first so they have an opportunity to rectify it with you.

Recommend Equally Wed’s Vendor Guide

Did you work with an equality-minded vendor who isn’t already listed on our site? Suggest that they join the Equally Wed Vendor Directory. LGBTQ+ couples from all over the world are coming to the directory to find equality-minded vendors, and listing on Equally Wed helps vendors reach LGBTQ+ couples everywhere. Basically, you’re helping your community at large discover your amazing vendors: a win-win.

Grant access to your pictures

No matter what your relationship looks like, chances are you’re looking for couples who look just like you on the homepages of wedding professionals’ websites. By allowing your vendors to publicize your photos, you are giving them the ability to market to other couples who are looking to see if that particular vendor has worked with any LGBTQ+ couples. Pass your photos along to your venue, designers, planners and more so that they too can share the photos. If you’re fine with your photos being shared but don’t want your first and last name or either included, let them know that too. We realize plenty of our readers still live in states or countries where you can be fired from your job or be evicted from your apartment or rental house just for being gay or trans.

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Share your wedding on Equally Wed

Like any business, getting the word out is invaluable. Here at Equally Wed we are committed to crediting all the equality-minded wedding pros that were involved in your big day from florists to bakeries to jewelers and many more. When you share your wedding with us you get a professional feature in an online publication that can be shared with your family and friends, and your vendors get recognized for their hard work.

Tag your vendors on social media

It’s human nature to fill your social feeds with professional photos from an engagement or wedding shoot. You look great, your smile spreads from ear to ear, and it’s a joyous occasion you want to commemorate for the rest of your life. Next time you change your profile picture or upload a photo to your feed, take the extra minute to tag the vendors who made that image possible. After all, it’s technically their work that you’re sharing.

Featured image by UnPosed Photography, an Equally Wed Preferred Vendor