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10 Easy (& Free) Ways to Get 30,000 Wedding Fans on Facebook

get more facebook wedding fansGuest post by Christine Dyer of Bridal Tweet. Dear Wedding Professional: Happy 5th Birthday to BridalTweet! I launched BridalTweet.com without any fans on April 10, 2009. (Scroll down to fast forward and read my tips on how to get 30,000 fans on Facebook). At that time, all I had was a BIG idea - to create a more open wedding community where vendors could have complete editorial freedom to write about their businesses and post photos for free. That would lead to a place that brides could turn to for free advice, planning ideas, giveaways, local events and more. read more

Pinning For Your Bridal Business

pinterest marketing for wedding businessesA note from Kathy: Should you use Pinterest to grow your bridal business? And, if so, how do you get started and what can you do to succeed? This guest post by Stephanie Bosco Luca covers all the basics so you can determine whether Pinterest is right for your wedding business and how to make the most of it.  read more

How Can I Get More Brides to Sign Up To My Email Newsletter?

get brides to sign up to email newsletter listIf you've followed the advice of most marketing experts and added email marketing to your wedding business plan, you may have run into a little snag along the way...getting brides and grooms to sign up! I hear this frustration from our community all the time and, recently, from one of our blog readers. So, in this post, I'd like to share some practical adjustments you can make to start boosting that email list of yours based on what worked for my bridal business in the past and what continues to get results for us today as well. read more

Discover Your Pricing Sweet Spot

how to price wedding servicesGuest post by Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros. The pricing sweet spot is a marriage between your marketing strategy and your financial strategy. Finding the sweet spot requires you to think about where you fit in the market and what your financial goals are. Do you know your pricing sweet spot? read more

Protect Your Ass(ets) Online

Wedding business website terms and privacy policyGuest post by Genavieve Shingle. In this digital age, more business owners are solely operating their businesses on-line. And why wouldn’t we? Larger audience, less expenses, we can work at home in our PJ’s…it’s really a no brainer. However, many on-line business owners do not realize that there are legal regulations for having an on-line presence. The two most common requirements are “Terms & Conditions” and a “Privacy Policy”. read more

Why You Might Want to Build Your Own Bridal Website

build your own bridal websiteAs a website developer, I've seen it all when it comes to websites...the good, the bad and the ugly. Yes, it's true that most do-it-yourself websites are pretty hideous. Still, there are a lot of valid reasons to build your own website, even if it is a bit lacking in the "pretty" department. read more

What This Wedding Photographer Did to Increase Her Bookings by 50%

get more wedding photography bookingsRecently a wedding photography client blew us away with some incredible figures about how her bookings doubled she started working with us last Summer. The results started showing up within 3 weeks and just kept coming. I'd like to share with you what she did to get these results in her business so you can make a plan for what to adjust in your business too. read more

The Time Sucking Email That's Stealing Your Profits as a Wedding or Event Planner

wedding planner profitsYou finally hit "send" on an email that took you 55 minutes to research, draft and edit. It's 11:00am and already you feel like your day is slipping through your fingers. You had every intention of catching up on your blog and planning your marketing before lunchtime today, but instead you've wasted the best part of your morning servicing a non-paying client. A bride who hasn't even booked you yet. read more

How to Work With Better Event Clients and Brides

find better brides and couplesIt's a common conundrum when we first start our event or bridal business. In the beginning when you're getting things off the ground, it's hard to be picky because you need the experience, portfolio and income. So many of us wind up accepting work from clients that may not be the best match for us...or the most fun to work with. I know, I've done it too! read more