How to Leave an Online Review (That Actually Helps Other Couples)!

Updated: Mar 28

People often ask us why they should leave a review or a testimonial. There are a few good reasons!

First, online reviews can help other shoppers (other couples just like you) make informed decisions about where to invest their money.


Second, online reviews can help businesses understand what they're doing well and where they need to improve.


And finally, my favourite - leaving honest reviews (whether good or bad) is one of the best ways to show your support for the businesses you love and provide learning opportunities for the business - we never stop learning right!


Why reviews are important to me!


For me a review is important because it keeps me honest. I want to know that I have performed my role as your celebrant to your satisfaction. Not just the ceremony, but the entire journey. From first contact, our meetings, our communication process, to the delivery of your ceremony and, even the after service such as obtaining your marriage certificate on your behalf and the delivery. Did I present myself well? Did I articulate my words - how good I am with pronunciation - some of you will see that when we meet I write your name how it sounds opposed to how it is spelt. Not because I can't spell :P because I want to say your name right!!!


Reviews let others know your experience - can this chicka be trusted with one of the most important days of your lives? If you were to have your time over again - would you have her as your celebrant? Your real life experience helps others decide whether they should even contact me, let alone book me for their special day!!!


How has she overcome any unforeseen circumstances - sorry guys, I can't control the weather, but we can dance in the rain!!!

Reviews help me with my ongoing learning development - what areas do I need to work on, what areas are you telling me I rock at! And I'm not going to lie, it's an awesome boost to the confidence and one of the most important thank you gifts I can receive - your words!!!!


Why leave a review?


When you're thinking about using a new product or service, what's one of the first things you do? If you're like most people, you'll probably read some reviews to find out what other people think. And when you've had a good experience with something, it can feel great to leave a review and help others make their decision. But why stop there? In addition to reading reviews, leaving your own review can be an important way of supporting businesses that you care about.


Think about it this way: when you leave a review, you're essentially giving a testimonial for the product or service. And just like word-of-mouth recommendations, these testimonials can be incredibly powerful in influencing other people's decisions. So if you're ever thinking about whether or not to leave a review, just remember that your words could make all the difference for somebody else.


The benefits of leaving an online review.


In today's digital age, it's easy to find information about just about anything with the click of a button. With so much information available, it can be tough to know who or what to trust. That's where online reviews come in. When you're considering using a new product or service, one of the best ways to get an accurate sense of its quality is to read reviews from real people who have used it.


Reviews can provide valuable insights that you might not find elsewhere, and they can help you make more informed decisions. And, if you're happy with a product or service, leaving a review is a great way to show your support and give back to the business.


So next time you're looking for some feedback on a new purchase or service, don't forget to check the reviews!


What's the best way to leave a review?


If you're new to leaving reviews, it can be helpful to know what makes a good one. First and foremost, your review should be honest. Whether you're recommending a product or service or warning others about something to avoid, make sure that your review is accurate and based on your own personal experience. It's also important to be specific when you're writing a review. Mentioning both the good and bad points will give readers a more well-rounded perspective, and including details about what you liked or didn't like will help them understand why you feel that way.


Finally, try to keep your review positive - even if you didn't have a great experience, there's usually something good that you can say. With these tips in mind, you're ready to start writing reviews that will be helpful and informative for others!


How to leave an effective and helpful review.


Most of us have had the experience of reading a review and thinking, "That was really helpful!" Whether we're looking for a new restaurant to try, trying to decide which movie to see, or contemplating a major purchase, reviews can be extremely valuable. But writing a helpful review is not always easy.


Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will help you leave an effective review:

  • First, focus on the things that you liked or didn't like about the product or service. It's helpful to be specific here - for example, if you're reviewing a restaurant, you might mention a particular dish that you enjoyed (or didn't enjoy). This helps other readers know what to expect.

  • Second, try to be objective in your assessment. If you had a bad experience, it's okay to mention that - but try to avoid sounding angry or negative. And if you loved the product or service, that's great! Remember, you want your review to be helpful for other readers.

  • Finally, don't forget to proofread your review before you hit "submit"! So take a few minutes to make sure that your review is clear, concise, and free of any typos or grammatical errors.

With these tips in mind, you're ready to start writing helpful and informative reviews!


The importance of supporting businesses you love through reviews.


There's nothing like finding a business you love. One that just gets you, and that you can't imagine living without. When you find a business like that, it's important to show your support by leaving reviews.


Good reviews act as testimonials, helping to attract new customers and showing the owner that you appreciate their work. In addition, writing reviews is a great way to give feedback that can help improve the business.


But perhaps most importantly, leaving a review will help other people find businesses that they might not otherwise discover - especially if you share your review on your personal social media platforms.


So the next time you find a business you love, make sure to spread the word - it just might be the best thing you do all day.


Wow - look at you, still here on my page, are you ready for the kicker?


Here are my quick tips for leaving the most epic reviews that are actually helpful to other couples!


Be honest - positive if you had an amazing experience, negative if the service didn't meet your expectations (we learn from this what we can do better next time) - honesty is the best policy right?


Be specific - what did you like or what you didn't like and why


Keep it positive - don't vent your frustrations or attack somebody personally - don't be a doosh!


Speak from your heart - you know I'm all about the heart right? A trait of the job. Just be you!

By following these simple tips, you can write online reviews that are helpful and informative for others.


So next time you’re considering whether or not to leave a review, remember that your words could make all the difference for somebody else.


So how do we leave a review for our favourite celebrant?


Here are a few questions to ask yourself before putting fingers to keypad or pen to paper ;)

  • How did you find your celebrant?

  • What hesitations did you have about working with your celebrant?

  • What made you choose to work with your celebrant instead of another celebrant?

  • What made them stand out from other celebrants?

  • What did you like best about working with your celebrant?

  • What was your favourite thing about your celebrant?

  • Would you recommend their services? If so, why and to who?

  • Was there anything you would have liked to have seen them do differently, if so, what?

  • What is the most important thing people should know about working with your celebrant?

Go on, spread the love!


Where can we leave a review for our favourite celebrant?


I’m so glad you asked! Google is my absolute favourite, but you are welcome to leave one on Facebook, by email, text, thank you card - any way you would like to get in contact - and I love photos - just saying ;) Don’t forget to let me know if I can share to my socials.


Google: Kerri Watkins Celebrant or Moreton Island Celebrant

To all my amazing couples that have already left me a review - thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have any other tips for writing great online reviews? Share them with us in the comments below! And thank you for taking the time to make the world a better place, one review at a time.




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