Like every Kansas City wedding professional, we value our wedding DJ reviews on MarthaStewartWeddings.com and WeddingWire.com to name a couple. We treasure the relationship we’ve developed with the Kansas City newlyweds that took time to share their experience with our wedding DJ entertainment.
But, couples that are just beginning to plan for their Kansas City weddings are often left to wonder if all those wedding professionals’ “reviews” are legit.
Here’s a great look at how couples can determine how genuine the reviews of Kansas City wedding DJs and other wedding professionals may be.
The other day, a group of wedding professionals and myself were discussing some concerns brides are expressing: How to trust wedding reviews? Which ones are legitimate? And the bottom line: Who to trust among so many wedding professionals out there? This got me thinking…. and thinking… and thinking so more.
Reviews are a catch 22.
Reviews are a catch 22 for any wedding professional. They make us look good and bad, but we need them.
No reviews: not good – signals lack of experience – “they’re probably just starting”
Bad review: no trust – signals bad reputation – “run Forrest, run.”
Somewhat good reviews: some trust, some doubt – not enough trust- “Uhm, not sure. Next!”
Too many good reviews: too good to be true – fishy – “Really how can everyone just love them. They must be posting those reviews to look good.”
So what’s next for wedding professionals and brides. As a professional, how can I prove that my reviews are legit? And for brides, how can you trust they are legit?
Read the entire article “How to trust wedding reviews and How to know who is legit” at TheWeddingCentral.com.
A Note From Ron Ruth, Ron Ruth Wedding Entertainment: As great as “reviews” can be for helping “nearlyweds” with finding the perfect, wedding professional and wedding DJ in Kansas City that fits their needs, they are just one “tool” of many.
Beyond “reviews,” there are also a number of business professional sites, like LinkedIn.com, that will allow Brides & Grooms to see if their “choice” is not only listed, but has also been endorsed by other local business owners and Kansas City wedding professionals. Even WeddingWire.com provides wedding professionals the opportunity to publicly endorse one another. It is rare to find a business owner, that values their reputation, endorsing someone that could bring it harm.
In the Internet world, however, where anonymity reigns and anyone can post anything they want, good or bad, the best thing to do is to meet, personally, with the wedding professionals that most interest you.