HI, my company rents and sells wedding and special event decor. I am new to the business and I have a few questions.
I have serviced brides directly, but I was wondering how I get my name placed on a list for venues to use?
So if the venue has a planner or bride book a reception does the venue (say hotel) have vendors that they contact to locate items needed for that reception? How does this work?
I am new to this business and wondering how I get my name out there locally.
I hope my question is clear enough for answers.
I am listed as a preferred vendor by a number venues. They approached me after observing me in action and finding me easy to work with as a co-vendor. So for me it was a matter of building relationships over time.
There is nothing wrong with approaching popular wedding venues in the area and asking for an appointment with the event manager to request placement on a vendor list.
I have sent letters with business cards to venues, but found nothing beats working side by side to secure loyalty in referrals.
Have patience and good luck!
Rev. Ann Fuller