» Pro Forum Buzz: Same-Sex Wedding Advice, Contract Mistakes, and More

The WeddingWire Pro Forums are a great place to meet and connect with other Wedding Pros across the country to grow your network. Every day, wedding professionals are talking about a variety of topics, from client concerns to professional advice and best practices.

Here’s what Pros are talking about this month in the WeddingWire Pro Forums!

Same-sex wedding adviceSame-sex wedding advice

A venue coordinator is about to host her first same-sex marriage and wants to make sure she doesn’t offend the two brides. Other experienced Pros offer advice for same-sex wedding etiquette and special considerations for newer traditions.

Offer your opinion >>

Handling contract mistakes

What happens when you make a mistake in your initial contract? A southern wedding planner seeks advice on a contract mistake which has resulted in an unexpected fee. Who should be responsible for paying the difference?

Weigh in >>

Working with verbal contracts

A beauty Pro expresses her frustrations regarding a client who keeps changing the services requested, but there is no written contract to enforce. How do you suggest she work with this client to find a good solution based on a verbal contract?

Share your suggestions >>

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» WeddingWire Networking Night South Jersey

Last night, wedding professionals gathered at the Aloft Mount Laurel for WeddingWire Networking Night South Jersey!

At the Networking Night, South Jersey and Philly Pros had the opportunity to network with other local Pros across all service categories, meet members of the WeddingWire team and listen to a brief presentation by WeddingWire Education Guru Alan Berg. Other networking events have been held throughout the country, with more exciting events and locations to come this year!

Thank you to all the wonderful Pros who joined us! We’re excited to share highlights from the event including the educational presentation, our newest issue of WedInsights, and great photos from the evening (as seen below). If you want to continue the conversation with some of the Pros you met at the event, check out the WeddingWire Networking Night South Jersey board in the Pro Forums!

We would like to say a special thank you to the amazing event partners who helped make the evening possible:

We’re excited to announce the winner of our WeddingWire Prize Pack! Congrats to Colleen Jackson of Blu Events and Decor!

And finally, don’t forget to email events@weddingwire.com if you’d like to take advantage of your WeddingWire Networking Night South Jersey discount for up to two tickets to WeddingWire World 2016!

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» Introducing Quick Leads by WeddingWire

Get Quick Leads to connect you with clients via phoneIt’s no secret that response time is a huge factor in whether or not a prospective client will book your wedding business. The quicker you respond, the more likely a couple is to perceive the quality of your product or service to be higher.

In fact, our data shows that 70% of engaged couples find vendor responsiveness to be one of the most important characteristics to look for while researching professionals. To help your business respond to your inquiries faster, we developed Quick Leads, the newest feature from WeddingWire!

Available to all premium WeddingWire members, Quick Leads allows you to instantly connect by phone when prospective clients inquire about your services. When a couple leaves a phone number in the contact form on your WeddingWire Storefront, you’ll instantly receive an automated call with an offer to connect you with the couple who inquired. If the couple doesn’t leave a phone number in the contact form, you’ll receive a text message with their information so you can still take action quickly.

As part of Quick Leads, you’ll receive a unique WeddingWire phone number to be displayed on your Storefront which allows you to view and track your phone leads in your account. Your unique WeddingWire phone number will appear on your Storefront in place of your business number. All calls made to this number will be forwarded immediately to your business number!

Because Quick Leads uses Dynamic Number Insertion to change your Business Phone Number to your unique WeddingWire number on your Storefront, Google and other search engines will only see your actual business phone number when they are crawling your Storefront.

The best part about Quick Leads? There will be no outward indication that you have Quick Leads enabled! When a couple submits a lead that includes their phone number, they will not know that WeddingWire has reached out to offer to connect you with them. From the consumer perspective, it will appear that your business is just very good (and fast!) at responding to their request.

Quick Leads is an optional feature that is included for all premium WeddingWire members. Find out more about Quick Leads here. If you do not wish to have Quick Leads and would like to remove your unique WeddingWire phone number, you can do so within the Client Response Settings in your WeddingWire account. If you would like to share feedback about Quick Leads or suggest future updates, please visit our feedback page.

» WeddingWire Networking Night Orlando

Earlier this week, Wedding Pros gathered at the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom for WeddingWire Networking Night Orlando!

At the Networking Night, Orlando Pros had the opportunity to network with other local Pros across all service categories, meet members of the WeddingWire team and listen to a brief presentation. Other networking events have been held throughout the country, with more exciting events and locations to come this year!

Thank you to all the wonderful Pros who joined us! We’re excited to share highlights from the event including the educational presentation, our newest issue of WedInsights, and great photos from the evening (as seen below).

We would like to say a special thank you to the amazing event partners who helped make the evening possible:

We’re excited to announce the winner of our WeddingWire Prize Pack! Congrats to Jayne Balsamo of Windermere Flowers and Gifts!

And finally, don’t forget to email events@weddingwire.com if you’d like to take advantage of your WeddingWire Networking Night Orlando discount for up to two tickets to WeddingWire World 2016!

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» WeddingWire Workshop Orange County

Earlier this week, local Orange County Wedding Pros gathered at The Island Hotel at Newport Beach for WeddingWire Workshop Orange County, an event focused on managing your business!

At the WeddingWire Workshop, Pros gathered for an in-depth presentation on the tools available within the Clients tab of premium WeddingWire accounts. In addition to receiving this tutorial, attendees also enjoyed a Peer Insights Panel, met their local WeddingWire representatives, and networked with other local Pros during a champagne reception.

WeddingWire Workshops are the newest addition to our variety of educational events and networking opportunities created for Wedding Pros, which include our annual user’s conference WeddingWire World, networking events such as WeddingWire Mix & Mingles, WeddingWire Networking Nights and more. We look forward to hosting more local WeddingWire Workshops in the near future!

Thank you to all the wonderful Pros who joined us and participated in the Workshop, including our panelists from Extreme DJ Service, Swellegant Events, Designs by Tricia, and Dove Weddings. If you want to continue the conversation with some of the Pros you met at the event, check out the WeddingWire Workshop Orange County board in the Pro Forums!

We’re excited to share some highlights from the event and additional resources including access to our Clients tab Quick Start Guides, the WeddingWire Education Guide for more business tips, and great photos from the evening.

We would like to say a special thank you to the amazing event partners who helped make the afternoon possible:

Finally, congrats to Nathaniel of Blue Truffle, the winner of the WeddingWire prize pack!

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» WeddingWire Workshop Los Angeles

Yesterday, local Los Angeles Wedding Pros gathered at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for WeddingWire Workshop Los Angeles, an event focused on managing your business!

At the WeddingWire Workshop, Pros gathered for an in-depth presentation on the tools available within the Clients tab of premium members’ WeddingWire accounts. In addition to receiving this tutorial, attendees also enjoyed a Peer Insights Panel, met their local WeddingWire representatives, and networked with other local Pros during a closing reception.

WeddingWire Workshops are the newest addition to our variety of educational events and networking opportunities created for Wedding Pros, which include our annual user’s conference WeddingWire World, networking events such as WeddingWire Mix & Mingles, WeddingWire Networking Nights and more. We look forward to hosting more local WeddingWire Workshops in the near future!

Thank you to all the wonderful Pros who joined us and participated in the Workshop, including our panelists from The Replicas, Aevitas Weddings, Massey’s House of Flowers, and Wedding 64. If you want to continue the conversation with some of the Pros you met at the event, check out the WeddingWire Workshop Los Angeles board in the Pro Forums!

We’re excited to share some highlights from the event and additional resources including access to our Clients tab Quick Start Guides, the WeddingWire Education Guide for more business tips, and great photos from the evening (as seen below).

We would like to say a special thank you to the amazing event partners who helped make the afternoon possible:

Finally, congrats to Michelle of Piccolo Flowers, the winner of the WeddingWire prize pack!

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» Updates to Your WeddingWire Account: August 2015

client proposal imageYesterday, we rolled out a new Client Proposal feature and review improvements to make it easier for users to review you. Learn more below!

Introducing Client Proposals

Due to member requests, we are excited to announce a new addition to your client management tools within your WeddingWire account. You can now create client proposals to send to prospective clients!

Easily customize your package options to share with prospective clients. Then, when you book the client simply convert it to a client contract with just a click to keep you organized and to save time! Take a look »

Review Improvements

Review ImageNow your clients can review your business directly on WeddingWire easier than ever with new improvements to the client review experience.

Updated features include saving the review while they write it so no info gets lost, the ability for newlyweds to submit a review without a password, and updating the Review Collector tool to default to your custom WeddingWire URL. Request new reviews »

Questions? 

To learn more about the new client proposals feature, check out this article. Review the Support Center for more information on all updates and common account questions, or email pros@weddingwire.com any time.

» WeddingWire World Speakers: Back by Popular Demand

WWW2016-logoWeddingWire World 2016 tickets are now on sale, and we are excited to officially announce our first round of top rated speakers – all back by popular demand!

Join us February 9-11th, 2016 in Washington, DC for three days of top education to grow your business. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in all the new presentations, networking opportunities, and fun surprises we have in store!

WeddingWire World Speaker Announcement

Speakers include:

Check out the WeddingWire World 2016 website and announcement blog post for more details and additional confirmed speakers. Plus check back soon for new speaker announcements, agenda updates and more!

Don’t wait to register – ticket prices increase on September 15th, 2015. Sign up now to lock in early bird rates and our limited edition VIP ticket!

» WeddingWire Workshop Indianapolis

Earlier this week, local Indianapolis wedding professionals gathered at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites for the WeddingWire Workshop Indianapolis, an event focused on growing and managing your business!

At the WeddingWire Workshop, Pros gathered for an in-depth presentation on the tools available within the Clients tab of premium members’ WeddingWire accounts. In addition to receiving this tutorial, attendees also enjoyed a Peer Insights Panel, met their local WeddingWire representatives, and networked with other local Pros during a closing reception.

WeddingWire Workshops are the newest addition to our variety of educational events and networking opportunities created for Wedding Pros, which include our annual user’s conference WeddingWire World, networking events such as WeddingWire Mix & Mingles and WeddingWire Networking Nights.

Thank you to all the wonderful Pros who joined us and participated in the Workshop, including our panelists Victoria Meyer of Marry Me In Indy!, Cristina Vitello from Kahn’s Catering, Bryan England from Endless Summer Band, and Diann Lock from Sycamore Farm Bloomington. If you want to continue the conversation with some of the Pros you met at the event, check out the WeddingWire Workshop Indianapolis board in the Pro Forums!

We’re excited to share some highlights from the event and additional resources including access to our WedInsights SeriesClients tab Quick Start Guides, the WeddingWire Education Guide for more business tips, and great photos from the evening (as seen below).

We would like to say a special thank you to the amazing event partners who helped make the afternoon possible:

Finally, congrats to Tabatha of No. 7 Salon and Spa, the winner of the WeddingWire prize pack!

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» Pro Forum Buzz: Client Complaints, DIY Nightmares, and More

The WeddingWire Pro Forums are a great place to meet and connect with other Wedding Pros across the country to grow your network. Every day, wedding professionals are talking about a variety of topics, from client concerns to professional advice and best practices.

Here’s what Pros are talking about this month in the WeddingWire Pro Forums!

Clients working with vendorsTop client complaints

A Pro shares a link to our wedding forums where brides discuss their most frustrating interactions with wedding professionals. On the board, Pros talk about the most common complaints and how they address them in their own businesses.

See how you measure up >>

DIY nightmares

A florist seeks advice for dealing with couples who incorporate do-it-yourself elements into the décor. What happens when something goes wrong with the client’s DIY? Whose responsibility is it to come up with an alternate plan? Pros chat about what to do.

Offer your opinion >>

Experience with wedding expos

Is it OK to register for wedding expos even if you don’t plan on purchasing a booth? A Pro seeks advice from others about wedding expo best practices and following common courtesy with other professionals in the industry.

Share your thoughts >>

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» New Event! WeddingWire Workshop: Venues & Caterers Edition Boston

On Tuesday, local Boston venues and caterers gathered at the Hyatt Regency Boston for our first ever WeddingWire Workshop: Venues & Caterers Edition, an event created specifically for these businesses!

At the WeddingWire Workshop, Pros enjoyed a brief presentation that included the latest insights on today’s engaged couples followed by an interactive Peer Insights Panel. In addition to the presentation and panel, guests also had the opportunity to chat with their local WeddingWire representatives, and network with other local  venues and caterers.

WeddingWire Workshop: Venues & Caterers Edition is the newest addition to our variety of educational events and networking opportunities created for Wedding Pros, which include our annual user’s conference WeddingWire World, networking events such as WeddingWire Mix & Mingles and WeddingWire Networking Nights.

Thank you to all the wonderful Pros who joined us and participated in the Workshop, including our panelists Jennifer Nicholson from the the Hyatt Regency Boston, Salvatore Degeorge from the Taj Boston, Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara from Unique Weddings by Alexis, and Susan Earabino from Himmel Hospitality, which includes Grill 23 & Bar, Harvest, and Post 390. If you want to continue the conversation with some of the Pros you met at the event, check out the WeddingWire Workshop: Venues & Caterers Edition Boston board in the Pro Forums.

We’re excited to share some highlights from the event including the educational presentation, the WeddingWire Education Guide for more business tips, and great photos from the evening (as seen below).

We would like to say a special thank you to the amazing event partners who helped make the evening possible:

Finally, congrats to Taylor of the Le Meridien Cambridge, the winner of the WeddingWire prize pack!

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» On Sale Now: WeddingWire World 2016!

Join us at WeddingWire World 2016!We’re thrilled to announce that WeddingWire World 2016 tickets are now on sale!

Join us on February 9-11 in Washington, DC for three days of the latest education to grow your business. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in all the new presentations, networking opportunities, and fun surprises we have in store.

WeddingWire World first began in 2012 in Washington, DC, and we followed up with another one-day event in 2013. In 2014, we took our conference “on the road” to visit WeddingWire Pros in four other major cities (Miami, Chicago, Houston, and Long Beach). In 2015, we brought WeddingWire World back to DC but extended the event to be two full days of presentations, education, and more.

With a new three day schedule, WeddingWire World 2016 will be bigger and better than ever before! Here’s what you can expect this year:

  • More presentations. WeddingWire World 2016 will feature exciting main stage presentations by big names and new sessions in segmented business tracks from top industry experts.
  • More education. In addition to the great presentations and speaker tracks, enjoy supplementary workshops to maximize your WeddingWire membership and answer your account questions.
  • More connections. Our 2016 event will provide new networking opportunities, daily celebrations with conference attendees, and one-on-one sessions with your account rep.

We will share more about our agenda, speakers, and presenters as we get closer to the event date! If you’re interested in submitting your information to be considered as a WeddingWire World 2016 presenter, please fill out our new speaker interest form.

Register now to take advantage of our lowest standard ticket price or book one of our new limited-quantity VIP tickets! Start here >>