One of the challenging parts of planning a wedding yourself is managing your vendor emails. Here are five ways to streamline the process and make your inbox more joyful.
Make a wedding email account now! When my sister got married I bought a ticket to the wedding fair so I could go with her, because hello: FUN! The amount of emails I received exploded both my brain and my inbox. You need a separate email just for wedding planning. Use your wedding hashtag, wedding date, or a special phrase, as your address. Gmail’s ability to tag and sort emails from your phone on the go is amazing for staying organized, and you can use Google Drive to keep track of important documents you receive.
Begin with an email on the wedding vendor’s contact page. It’s tempting to message right from Facebook, Instagram, or text. Keeping your wedding communications all in one place, in your wedding email , will save you from searching for price quotes and info across multiple inboxes. Go to the vendors website. Have a good look around and use that contact form. Wedding professionals check their email frequently. We are excited to read new messages and connect with you! PLUS we use contact form info and email tags to help us stay organized, which benefits you.
Monitor your spam, add favorite vendors to your contacts or safe list. Many, many email service providers are cracking down on spam. Especially if the vendor sends a price list as an attachment, your email provider will flag it as spam if you don’t have a frequent contact history with the sending address. I use a professional, secured domain email account. I’ve had the same account for over 5 years. I have credentials as a safe no spam sender. I’ve still had my emails to couples go to spam until they put me in their address book.
Hit the Unsubscribe button on newsletters, and let vendors know asap if you decide they aren’t right for you. This prevents you from staying on mailing lists as an interested couple. It will help cut down the amount of emails you get as you finalize your plans.
Once you book your vendors choose a main contact method. If you like using texts or the phone, request this when you book. If you love email most, let them know. This will help everyone stay organized and there will never be a question of how you should be contacted.