Anyone planning a wedding knows how difficult it is to choose suppliers. No-one wants to be let down on their big day. Well, a Surrey couple have now come to the rescue with Be Wedding Wise, the UK’s first ever reviews based wedding directory.
The newly betrothed can visit the site to search across 20 different categories for reputable, trustworthy wedding suppliers. The company was set-up by Lydia and David Cox after realising that, while there was an abundance of resources for sourcing suppliers, there wasn’t anywhere that you could read trusted reviews. “We wanted to create one simple website where client reviews were mandatory and, most importantly, independently verified ensuring the hard work of validating suppliers was taken care of,” says Lydia.
Wedding suppliers sign up to become a Be Wedding Wise member where they pay a monthly, or annual subscription fee, and create an online company profile. Be Wedding Wise has a strict policy of only accepting suppliers as permanent members once they have received a minimum of two verified customer reviews, the only
site in the UK insisting upon this verification process.
Every customer testimonial is read by the Be Wedding Wise team before being made live. The Be Wedding Wise team personally call, or research online, to check their authenticity. Once suppliers become permanent members, future reviews are randomly spot-checked to ensure continuous credibility.
Lydia says it’s alarming how many horror stories they have been told about unreliable suppliers. “Make-up artists texting in sick on the morning of the wedding, catering companies closing down just weeks before a wedding, cake orders being completely forgotten about – the list goes on,” she says. “All of these things can be avoided by doing your due diligence before choosing your suppliers. It’s critical to research your suppliers thoroughly, ask lots of questions and most importantly get a signed contract.”