Style Me Pretty- Little Black Book Member
I am so honored to announce that I have recently been selected as a Little Black Book Member on the most amazing wedding blog- Style Me Pretty. I have been a huge fan of Style Me Pretty over the years, and find all sorts of inspiration through their site. Their Little Black book is an amazing resource for all brides and grooms and visual candy for anyone out there who loves design.
Here is a little bit about how Style Me Pretty selects vendors for their Little Black book, and why I feel SO honored to be a part of it:
How do you choose the vendors for your Little Black Book?
The process to become a Little Black Book member is actually quite extensive.
First, they need to have been recommended by an SMP reader, a recent bride or an industry professional. We don’t simply look for a referral but rather for a passionate reason as to why a particular vendor deserves to be in the book. Perhaps the designer worked with a reader’s best friend when she was getting married, perhaps they have already designed the world’s most beautiful invitations for a particular bride and groom, perhaps an event planner that we know shares with us the one photographer that she will work with. Whatever the connection, it must be strong and based on a real knowledge of the vendor’s work. We do accept applications, as well. Click here to read more about our process and start your application.
Second, we dive head first into the vendor’s business. Their portfolio, their experience, their time in the industry. We look at press that they’ve received, we chat with their industry neighbors, we get to know who they are and why they are good at what they do. We spend hours on the phone with each vendor, getting to know them, figuring out if they are honest, have a high level of integrity and are truly devoted to their craft. For highly competitive industries, like photography, we also have vetting teams. An unbiased group of style savvy vendors who can fairly, objectively, and accurately evaluate other’s work.
And finally, after feeling completely confident that a particular vendor is fabulous, we invite them to be a part of our book! It’s an invitation only book that truly prides itself on its commitment to quality above all else.
So if you get a chance, head on over to my vendor page and check out Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book. You will find all sorts of amazing resources that will help you in planning your wedding day. Best, Rachel