Wedding Vendor Partnerships and Connections Edmonton
UNFORGETTABLE WEDDINGS ONLY HAPPEN WITH THE RIGHT TEAM
Hi! I’m Corina, the founder, owner, and brains behind Your Personal Fairy Tale. I’m so happy you’re here.
Thank you for you interest in working with me. I believe that every great wedding starts with a team of collaborative vendor partners working together for the good of the client, and I am always looking for talented, like minded people to connect with.
I’m looking for those who are committed to creating an excellent client experience, delivering quality work, and going above and beyond to make this journey all the more special for my clients.
However, as I do get many messages and calls from potential vendors, so I have created this process for getting to know you more, prior to referring you to my clients.
Step 1: LET’S swap INFORMATION!
JOIN MY DATABASE & SEND ME the details
Click the button below and fill out my vendor database form so I have your information on file.
If you haven’t already, please send me anything that you’d send an inquiry. I’ve included an option to upload these files at the bottom of the vendor database form, or you can email them to me at [email protected]. The kind of stuff I’d like to see is:
- Your pricing or at least your pricing structure
- Brochures or other marketing materials that outline what you do and who you work with
- Your process for working with clients and/or vendors in the creation of weddings
- How you think your business and mine align
- Any forms that you require a client to complete
- Rental or Decor Company? I’d love to see your inventory list or a catalogue
- Venue? I’d love to see your inventory list, layouts, and requirements for working in your space
I definitely prefer digital files versus printed materials. Outside of a few select items, the vast majority of my business is paperless. To be totally honest, often times printed materials end up in the recycling bin or collecting dust in my filing cabinet unless it’s a product catalogue. Same goes with treats and other freebies. I know how expensive all that stuff is and I try to keep the clutter to a minimum. I honestly don’t need any gifts or special treatment.
What I do love to see is a professional email address and URL, and a solid website that shares who you are, what you do, and who you serve. Events are also a risky business, so unless you provide a product or service that won’t require you to be onsite come the wedding day, I also want to know if you are licensed and have business liability insurance.
Please also keep in mind that I do not accept kickbacks or finders fees, will not participate in any exclusivity agreements, or offer discounts of my services. Any deals, offers, or discounts you provide to me, will be passed onto my clients. I provide referrals solely based on merit and the vendors suitability for my couples.
DOWNLOAD MY VENDOR GUIDE
Since my website is written with my ideal client in mind, I’ve created a guide specifically for my vendor partners that outlines who I am, my ideal client, my processes, and the different services I offer. I also list my starting prices in this guide for each of my core services, but am also happy to customize a package to suit the needs of my couples.
Click below to get your copy:
STEP 2: networking events
I love networking and regularly attend events all over the city, for both wedding and traditional businesses alike. I truly do believe that the best businesses are built on relationships and connecting with each other. You can just ask me where I’ll be next. You can also track me down at any number of local events for wedding or event pros. I’m usually there, so long as my schedule allows.
ATTEND MY MONTHLY WEDUCATION MEETUP
I run a monthly meetup for local Edmonton wedding pros called Weducation Wednesday. We usually meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at a local coffee shop (although I would like to outgrow that venue this year) and discuss hot button issues that are important to the industry, and build a community of like-minded people. To get invitations as to when and where these take place, please join the Edmonton Weducation Meetup Group on Facebook.
HOST A PLANNER EVENT
Trust me…gathering a lot of wedding planners together at one time is not only an effective way to connect with a lot of us at once, it’s a great way to promote yourself and your work, and help you become “top of mind” in your category. For planners, it helps us to learn more about your services and connect other wedding planners who have used your services so we can hear from them about how they used your services and sing your praises. Plus we get to catch up with each other, which truthfully doesn’t happen that often. It’s a win-win-win.
Step 3: Coffee Meet Up
Time is such a commodity for just about everyone now a days, that I have to carefully budget what I do and when so that I can get #allthethings done.
While I love one-on-one networking and spending an afternoon in a cozy coffee shop getting to know someone, I’m a solopreneur. Those emails easily pile up and my lovely clients need to come first. Before I can invest a significant amount of time in a one-on-one meeting, I need to be certain that we align and are a good fit to work together.
Once we’ve connected in person, I’d love to consider setting up a time to meet one-on-one with you to get to know you and your business a lot better and discuss the potential possibilities for working together.
Step 4: Dress Rehearsal Time
Now it’s time to see you in action!
Just like our clients need to have the like, know, and trust factor before they hire us, so do I before I can comfortably start referring you to clients. So how can I experience your product or service for myself?
Are you participating in a local event where I can come and check you out? Can I taste your food or go for a spin in your limousine? Are you a photographer? A short family session or doing a few headshots with you tells me so much about what it’s like to work with you.
I also typically do at least a couple of styled shoots per year or may sponsor one of the local Edmonton charities I support if they’re hosting an event. If you’re interested in participating make sure you let me know so I can put you on my list.
And while we’re on the subject of styled shoots… these are often a considerable investment of time and money. When I choose to host one, I will create a concept board and proposal which I will send to you if I think you’d be a great fit for it.
If you decide you would like to contribute, we will put together a contract, a definitive budget, and a clear plan outlining who is responsible for what. Generally speaking, I do not provide reimbursement for any costs you may incur as a result of your participation. All vendors participating will all receive the photos, along with equal credit and recognition through publication.
Should you be planning a styled shoot on your own, I’d love to consider helping you design and coordinate it. Please note that I do not invest financially in styled shoots outside of those I host. Just send me an email and we can discuss the possibilities.
I get it, the struggle is real, and like many creatives, I’m sure you have a million priorities, so I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about me, my process, and how we can potentially work together. Hopefully along this journey we can become friends, because those are honestly the best kinds of partnerships. I look forward to connecting with you soon!