Using Dubsado Questionnaires to Write Post-Wedding Blogs

Feeling overwhelmed and too busy to write your post-wedding blogs? Not sure what to say? I will be honest, I even fall into this habit with the weddings I work. Sometimes it is hard to muster the creative energy to write something about every event you work. And unless you are taking notes immediately following each wedding, it may be hard to remember details you want to blog about if you have to wait a while for the photos. Which is exactly why I implemented a questionnaire for my clients which allows them to share THEIR favorite parts of the day and how they felt through out the planning process and on the wedding day itself.

So what exactly is Dubsado?

Dubsado is a CRM built with creative small business owners in mind, and it has seriously revolutionized the way I do business. I use it to automate client workflow and emails, create contracts, invoice clients, and in general, simplify my business processes. I have a bad memory. I can’t stick to a To-Do list to save myself. I tend to procrastinate. Dubsado’s workflow and email automation tools keep my wedding planning business on track. It is the best.

One of the best features in Dubsado is the Questionnaires you can create. I have created getting-to-know-you questionnaires, blog questionnaires, budget questionnaires, etc… But today I want to talk about how you can utilize a questionnaire (whether you use Dubsado or not) to collect stories from your clients to write your blogs.

Alternative methods to send questionnaires

An easy and free option is to create a Google Form and send your clients a link a few weeks after their wedding. You could of course just send it as an email too, but I like the idea that I can go to my dashboard and see all my submissions in one place, rather than searching through my inbox.  What you won’t get with these options is the automation, you will need a CRM like Dubsado for that.

Post-Wedding Blog Questionnaire

Here are some examples of questions I like to ask clients after their wedding. You can publish the answers to the blog questionnaire in two ways: copy/paste the answers and use an interview style, or use the information provided to tell the story in your own words with some pull quotes from the clients.

For Wedding Planners

  1. Share a little about yourselves, your love story &/or proposal.
  2. What was your favorite part about being engaged and your wedding planning process?
  3. Describe your inspiration for your wedding.
  4. What did you like most about your venue(s)?
  5. What were some personal touches you included in the wedding and what did they symbolize?
  6. Tell us about any DIY projects you did for the wedding! Was it worth it?
  7. How did you feel on the wedding day?
  8. What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
  9. What is one piece of advice you have for other couples planning their weddings?
  10. What are your plans for the future?

For Photographers

  1. Share a little about yourselves, your love story &/or proposal.
  2. Did you have an engagement photoshoot? How did that prepare you for your wedding photos?
  3. What was your number one priority in regard to your wedding photography?
  4. Describe your inspiration for your wedding.
  5. What were some personal touches you included in the wedding and what did they symbolize?
  6. How did you feel on the wedding day?
  7. What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
  8. Was there a particular moment you are glad to have memorialized your photos?
  9. What is one piece of advice you have for other couples planning their weddings?
  10. What are your plans for the future?

Whether you are a Wedding Planner, Photographers, Florist, Caterer etc… you should make sure to collect all the vendor information and include links to their websites in your blog post. Not only is it good karma to credit the other creative people for their work, but the links help build your network and will help with your SEO (and theirs!).

 

How post-wedding blogs help your business

A blog says a lot more about you as a wedding professional than a gallery or portfolio will. Even if your posts are largely sourced from client questionnaires. It shows that you value the people in the photos. It also gives future clients an idea of the kind of people you work best with. You want your future clients to see themselves in your blog.

Using a Dubsado Questionnaire for your post-wedding blogs will save you time and with automation, you don’t even have to think about it!

A few notes to keep in mind:

If you are not the photographer who took the pictures, you will need their permission to publish the images on your blog. You also need permission from the couple to share their images. Sharing images of young children should only be done with express, written permission from the parent or guardian, I don’t care how cute they are.

I prefer to ask the photographer’s directly for gallery links, rather than my clients.

Get Blogging!

Post-wedding blogs are the easiest content to build up your business blog. They showcase your work, they showcase your ideal clients, they feature the vendors you have worked with, and overtime they will do great things for your SEO! Let’s get blogging!


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