» Holiday Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Bookings

Happy Fourth of July!If there’s one thing people love, it’s a good holiday! The United States has a number of holidays throughout the year that mean time off and fun, themed celebrations. While they’re an excellent time for consumers to kick back and relax, holidays are also an excellent time for wedding professionals to make the most of all the excitement that surrounds them.

The Fourth of July holiday has got us thinking about capitalizing on holiday buzz – take advantage of all the goodwill of an upcoming holiday by using one of these holiday marketing strategies!

Create holiday-themed images to use on your social networks

One of the easiest ways to promote your wedding business during a holiday is to create holiday-themed images. Ask your graphic designer to help if you have one (or know one), or use a free service like Canva to add your own text and logo to the image of your choice. Even a message as simple as “Happy Independence Day” with your logo and a nice image will provide a personal touch and keep your business top of mind without much effort! Post these images on your social networks, or add them as your profile or cover photos on Facebook and Twitter. Just remember to be timely – once the holiday has passed, don’t forget to change your photos back to the regular versions.

Introduce holiday deals and promotions

Another great way to capitalize on the buzz around holidays is by offering deals or running promotions. Most retail brands also run sales during holiday weekends, so couples are likely already on the hunt for a good deal. If you are approaching a holiday and still don’t have an event, run a promotion that offers a special package or additional services for a wedding on that holiday. Or, if your business serves consumers beyond events (florists, makeup artists, photographers), consider offering a discount to get more people in the door on a day where they might otherwise be busy.

Run a social media contest

If holidays are typically already popular dates for your calendar, you could run a social media contest in lieu of offering a discount or special deal. Run a sweepstakes, photo, or video contest and award the winner with services on the upcoming holiday. Facebook is often the preferred social network for running contests, but you can use your favorite social network to promote the contest and accept responses so that the effort required is minimal.

Incorporate charitable components

Certain holidays like Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are popular holidays to give back to the community. Think about any local or national charities you know that are associated with those holidays or could benefit from some extra assistance and incorporate them into your promotions or contests. You could donate a portion of profits made during the holiday, or even make a donation on behalf of whoever wins your contest. No matter how you decide to promote your business around the holiday, incorporating a charitable component is sure to boost engagement!

What other holiday marketing ideas have worked for you? Let us know in the comments!