I just wrote a new blog post about the bridal panel that I went to last night, where recently married brides answered questions about the planning process.
For anyone who wonders if they should have a website, every single bride said that they used the internet and websites to screen bakers before booking appts. They also said that facebook and twitter were more for socializing, in their minds, not for business. (I guess that a facebook page would be fine if they could fine it online with a search, but I don't think they come up in search engines the same way a website would.)
Also, not ONE of them said that they used the phone book to find vendors. See my blog post for the full account of this, I have to go work so I can't rewrite the whole thing here...
that's a great blog and a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
One other thing that I found interesting (and didn't put on the blog) was that only two out of 12 people had gone to a wedding show while planning! That was surprising to me.
That is very good info - thank you for sharing it with us! (and since I am a facebook flunkie, I am glad to know they are not using it too much)
This is funny that you posted this. I saw your blog address in your signature this morning and popped over for the first time. LUV'D this article!!! Very timely, very informative! I just twitter'd it, telling all wedding vendors they had to read it, so if you see a big influx of traffic, that's probably why.
Why, thanks for the referral! I love the bridal panel, they always have something to tell us that we didn't expect.
I find the 2 out of 12 people only have been to a bridal show very interesting considering how they charge around how to have a table at one.