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Old December 15th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Has a bride or family ever asked you for references of other couple's weddings you have taped even if you have examples on your website?
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Old December 15th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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not in a long time but when it does happen I always call the B&G first BEFORE I give out their number.In some cases they prefer to get the number of the person asking for the reference so they can call them instead of the other way around.

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Old December 15th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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It happened to me once Shaun when I was filming weddings 2 years ago. They just felt more confident having the references for some reason despite having numerous jobs completed, and a website though the website had nothing to do with weddings :/ It's typically not a normal thing but some people can sleep at night knowing your credibility through previous clients.

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Old December 15th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #4
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Had it happen once ... the bride that I took the time to meet with in person for over 1 hour, show her samples, answer her questions and she sent me an email when she got home asking for references. I thought she was going to be terrible to work with if she booked, because she called and "interviewed" each reference I gave her. Ended up being one of the easiest people I have worked with. You could tell she knew she was in good hands.

Definitely talk to the brides/clients first before sending potential clients their way! Some people (including me) wouldn't be too happy about contact info being thrown out there without permission.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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I called my past clients and they were ok with them calling. So I gave the numbers to the references I just thought it was very odd. Nice to know my feelings about the situation wasn't off by much. I'll let you guys know how it goes. The wedding is Saturday.
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