Advice on Being a Wedding Planner Part 2

Monday, February 25, 2008

It seems that some of the things I wrote about in this post with advice on being a wedding planner struck a nerve with some people. I've been asked which rules I was referring to when I said the Knot has very strict rules about wedding industry professionals posting, even if they were once brides themselves. I don't mind these questions because it allows for a dialogue of business ethics and proper channels of advertising which hopefully lots of us can learn from.

Here are the excerpts I was referring to from the Knot Boards' Terms of Use:

*Wedding professionals involved in a wedding-related enterprise cannot post any information on The Knot message boards, even if offering services free of charge.

*Any member of our community, including a bride, involved in a wedding related business must adhere to the same rules as wedding professionals and are not permitted to post on The Knot message boards.

*While we don't allow vendors to post on our message boards, if you are a wedding professional with a question about a post regarding your business; we may, in our sole discretion, post a statement submitted by you, on your behalf. Please email for more information.

You can read the Knot's full list of Rules and Terms of Service by clicking here.

So what do you think? If you were adhering to the rules and paying $90+ a month to advertise on websites like the Knot, would you like it if other people were ignoring the rules and promoting their services or "helping brides" on there for free?

{originally posted on January 9, 2008}

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