Wedding Planning Email Tips: 5 Ways To Tame Your Inbox

Wedding Planning Email Tips: 5 Ways To Tame Your Inbox

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.

 Bonus: Try The Wedding Hashtag Generator   

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Chaska Outdoor Engagement Photography | Minnesota River Valley

Chaska Outdoor Engagement Photography | Minnesota River Valley

(I am going through my archives this week and making sure my 2017 shoots are blogged.  This is one of the blogs that was lost during my website updates over the summer, and I had to re-pot it because it’s so so sweet.  Enjoy this look back at Alicia and Jeremiah’s pre wedding session. )

The Minnesota River Valley gave us blustery day, but I think at that point it had been raining for a few days, so it was an improvement in the weather!  We had some coffee at Caribou while it rained again, talked about the wedding and then headed on out to the River with an umbrella hoping we might not need it.  We spent our time on the forest trails in Chaska beneath the mature oak trees that grow so big and tall near the river.  It sprinkled off and on, making the colors of the forest really deep and bright.  Everything felt a little moody, I love how the black and whites from this session look.  It was the perfect day to cuddle with the one you love.  They brought along their adorable german shepherd, who got to run and play.  This couple wanted simply to spend some time together and and experience working with me on photography before their wedding.  We had so much fun!  

 

BONUS: View Alicia and Jeremiah’s Wedding

Bonus Bonus: Their wedding venue the Chaska Event and Curling Center. I love this spot for both portraits and weddings.

{If you’re planning a spring engagement session for your 2018 or 2019 wedding contact me now to book.  We can set up a time to meet and plan for spring.}

Intimate Saint Paul Backyard Wedding | Brittney & Dave

Intimate Saint Paul Backyard Wedding | Brittney & Dave

In August I traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota for Brittney and Dave’s wedding.  I first met the two of them at Brittney’s brother Colton’s wedding.  I was so excited to see their family again and celebrate another marriage with them.  The wedding took place in the beautiful back yard of Dave’s childhood home.  The historic house in the Summit neighborhood of St. Paul that was the perfect spot for the intimate wedding this couple wanted.  Brittney’s mother helped her get ready.   Dave’s parents made a beautiful table spread for the meal.  Dave wore shorts and sandals, Brittney wore a simple lace dress that fit her joyful and free personality.  It was a sweet and perfect day.  I am honored to have been invited to document their wedding and celebrate another marriage with their family.

 



(*Bonus!  See Brittney’s brother Colton’s wedding HERE)

Officiant: Grand Ave Wedding Officiants

 

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