The wedding industry took a huge hit this year, which means many of your vendors are likely feeling an immediate impact. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, today I'm sharing a few ways to support your wedding vendors during this time. Don't have any wedding vendors yet? Start here!
Florist: Purchase fresh flowers from your florist. Get an arrangement for your home or send a bouquet to friends or family to brighten their day!
Photographer: Take a second round of engagement photos or "redeem the day" photos with your photographer. Especially if you've had to postpone, this is a fun way to reignite your excitement for your upcoming wedding and capture a few memories of your wedding journey.
Caterer: Get a meal to-go from your caterer. Create a stay-at-home date night with takeout from your wedding caterer. If you're looking for a way to honor your original date, consider ordering your wedding meal as part of your celebration.
Hair & makeup: Schedule a hair and makeup trial. (Check out this post for tips!)
Venue: Take a trip to your venue or schedule a date night for dinner. Depending on your venue setup you could even swing by to say hello!
All of them: Leave a review online. Give your vendor a review to thank them for work they've done for you already or to share how they have supported you through the pandemic.
All of them: Spread the word about your vendor and give recommendations to friends or family.
All of them: Give them a shout out on social media. Tell everyone how much you love them and help showcase their work.
Vendor Recommendations for Central Texas and Northern Michigan Brides We could not be more excited to work with our entire Texas vendor team. We were excited to work with them pre-COVID, but after the craziness the last few months we're even more convinced that we picked the best of the best. For our last minute elopement ceremony in Michigan we didn't have a huge vendor team, but the ones we worked with were fantastic! Central Texas Brides
Photography: Emily Boone Photography (pictured above). Photography was our #1 priority and we completely hit the jackpot. Not only are Emily's photos amazing, but she truly is the most kind and joyful soul. She took our engagement photos as well as our "redeem the day" original wedding day photos and they were stunning. We're already looking forward to our photos from our celebration in 2021!
Venue: Le San Michele. On our first date Ryan and I went to a wedding at Le San Michele, so when it came time to select our venue it was a no-brainer. Le San Michele is a private 12-acre estate with a stunning European feel.
Hair/Makeup: Molly Makeup + Hair. Molly is the ultimate glam squad! Before I found Molly I was a little nervous about finding the perfect person for my wedding day look and didn't want to feel overdone. When I had my trial she listened to exactly what I wanted and found the perfect mix of natural and glamorous!
Catering: Word of Mouth Catering. Word of Mouth has been so easy to work with. They walked us through the entire catering and rentals process and supported us throughout both of our cancellations. Our tasting experience was great and they helped us select every detail of our delicious menu.
Music/DJ: Texas Pro DJs. Although Texas Pro DJs was the only music vendor we checked out, we knew they were the choice for us before Ryan and I even met! The owner, Miles, was the DJ at a wedding we both attended separately, which was actually the couple that introduced us! We both remembered him and how amazing he was, and knew we had to have him for our own wedding.
Florist: Wild Bunches: On my first call with Wild Bunches they made me feel so comfortable. They asked all about my relationship and the vision I had for our wedding day and put together the most beautiful proposal. I can't wait to see our vision come to life!
Northern Michigan Brides
Photographer: Ashley Bassett Photography. We found her literally 4 days before our elopement wedding and we completely lucked out. Her photography is so gorgeous and she was absolutely wonderful to work with. It felt like we were hanging out with a friend and made us feel so comfortable, everyone loved her!
Florist: Cherryland Floral. Like with our photographer, Ryan's mom contacted them just a few days before the wedding day. We sent a photo of what we had in mind and the arrangements came out pretty much identical. Their work was stunning and we highly recommend them!
Have other ideas to add to the list? Send a message!