Photography Credit: Isaac Salazar | Book of Art
Happy April Fools Day everyone! Have you spotted any of the obligatory ‘April Fools’ style news reports yet?
Well something that won’t make you a fool (omg that was the most terrible pun ever but I kinda wanted to get it out of my system…) is if you check out today’s Post-It Notes tips & tricks.
I’ve also been loving the readers who have been sending me actual photos of my tips on real life Post-Its. That’s kind awesome! Feel free to link to your own photos in the comments.
Take a leaf out of Emma & Pete’s book. Have fun, don’t stress and rock it out YOUR way.
Invest time and money in your website, blog and branding. They are your number one marketing tool and your shop window – no matter what your business. Which ever way a potential client initially finds you (advert, magazine, google, word of mouth, via another blog etc) they are pretty much guaranteed to check out your website before contacting you. Make sure it gives the first impression that you want it to – especially if you are offering a ‘visual’ service (photography, stationery, clothes, flowers.)
A badly-functioning, unattractive, or out of date website will only give the impression that you and your business are badly-functioning, unattractive and out of date. Look at (and listen to!) this horrific example. What is your first impression of this business? That’s not an impression you want to give out yourself huh?!
Photography Credit: via .la douleur exquise.
Thanks for all your lovely comments on last week’s post. It would appear you all like this new feature. Hurrah!
Take inspiration photos when you go to visit suppliers and make sure they ‘get you’ and your wedding vision before you book them. If you’re asking for vintage roses and they offer you bright lilac blooms then they ain’t the vendor for you (believe me I speak from personal experience. I hated our wedding flowers!)
You’re the one spending the money, don’t feel like you need to impress them with your ideas…they need to impress you!
Style your business/blog around what pleases you. If your business (and the way you portray yourself online) is a true reflection of you and what you love then the readers and clients you attract will be the like-minded awesome kind.
Do not start a business or ‘talk-the-talk’ to impress anybody else. Don’t afraid to be real – warts and all. People will love you for it, I promise.
Photography Credit: via all about photos via we heart it (if you know the original source of this image, please drop me an email & I’ll add it)
So Photography Friday is no more. I know some of you are still in mourning (be sure to follow me on twitter and facebook for regular and random personal pictures if you want ‘em) but behold – a new feature! First off I’ve got to say thanks to everyone on twitter and facebook who helped me come up with the name for this post, I was struggling to be creative and couldn’t think of anything to call it apart from ‘Tip-day Friday’ and that was kinda rubbish…
Post-It Notes will be blogged every Friday and every week I’ll be posting two top tips – one related to wedding planning and one for business/blogging. The idea behind this being that I get hundreds of emails asking for my advice and magazines are always asking for my ‘top tips’ on different areas of wedding planning, so I thought hey, why not make a blog feature out of it? I have visions of some of you writing these out onto actual post-it notes and sticking them in your wedding planning book/inspiration folder or all around your office! That would be pretty cool.
Let me know what you think of my new feature in the comments – if you like the idea, I’ll keep it going.
Book your photographer early. A lot of the best photographers get booked out as far as a year in advance so this is one thing to not leave to the last minute and unlike some other wedding services, you usually won’t get a discount for a last minute booking.
Whatever your business, start a blog. Now. Stop putting it off and just do it…sometimes simply starting something is the hardest part.