» Spread Holiday Cheer and Get More Reviews this Month

reviewincentive-dec16-b2bnewsletterGive your clients another reason to review your business this December. Now, when couples review their wedding team on WeddingWire, they’ll get rewarded by earning gift cards to favorite retailers like Amazon, Starbucks and Sephora – just in time for the holidays!

How does it work?

Couples simply need to review 5 of their wedding professionals by 12/31/16 to earn a $5 gift card to the retailer of their choice, or review 10 wedding pros to earn a $10 gift card!

Reviews help your business too!

87% of couples read reviews when deciding which wedding pros to contact, so make sure you have recent reviews of your business to catch their eye. The Review Collector within your account makes it easy to request reviews from your clients, and will even send auto-reminders on your behalf so they won’t forget. Plus, we’ve included a message within the customizable review request to let them know that they can earn gift cards for reviews submitted this month!

All reviews submitted by 12/31/16 will help you qualify for 2017 Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ, so send your review requests today to your 2016 couples!

» Have Your Couples Share Their Just Said Yes Moments!

just-said-yesWe’re excited to launch our annual Just Said Yes contest for newly engaged couples to share their special moment upon engagement to win great prizes, including a cash prize to be put toward an amazing wedding vendor team like you!

Couples can enter the contest by following these simple steps:

  1. Get engaged and snap a photo about their engagement experience
  2. Share the photo via Instagram or by uploading a photo to the Just Said Yes website
  3. Post the photo and tag @WeddingWire and #JustSaidYes to enter

Lucky winners will be announced throughout the campaign from December to February! One grand prize winner will get $10,000 towards their wedding team, and monthly winners will receive fantastic prizes for their wedding and honeymoon including: a wedding dress from Allure Bridals, a Mediterranean cruise from Celebrity Cruises and a dream registry from Wayfair Registry. See full terms and conditions here.

Share the contest to your clients so they can announce their exciting news to friends and family and be entered to win great prizes! Plus, follow along to see fun engagement posts and engagement inspiration shared on social media this engagement season using #JustSaidYes.

» Do You Deserve an A+? Share Our Back-To-School Reviews Sweepstakes

Do You Deserve an A+? Share Our Back-To-School Reviews SweepstakesWith the summer months winding down and students heading back to school, we’re giving your clients the chance to win $500!

As part of our Back-to-School Reviews Sweepstakes, couples who write two or more reviews on WeddingWire for at least two separate pros now through September 30, 2016, are automatically entered to win $500. For extra credit, entries double if your clients write four or more reviews.

Since 38% of engagements occurring between November and February, a whole new class of engaged couples is right around the corner! Getting reviews now from your 2016 clients will help other engaged couples decide to book your business, plus you’ll earn more reviews towards our our WeddingWire Rated® program and the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, awarded each year in January.

Remember that customers look at the quality, quantity, recency and consistency of your reviews, meaning that you should be collecting at least one review each month. What better way to build your online reputation and encourage future clients to reach out than with the prospect of winning a cash reward?

We’ve added custom language to the Review Collector tool in your account so you can start spreading the word to your past clients!

Start requesting reviews now to fill out your 2016 ‘report card’ >>

If you have any additional questions regarding our latest reviews contest, please see our Official Rules.

» Help Your Clients Win $5,000!

Help Your Clients Win $5,000!If you’re one of the 77% of wedding professionals who has a goal of collecting more online reviews to increase your credibility, we’re here to offer a few thousand more reasons to request reviews from your clients.

For reviews written on WeddingWire from now until May 31, 2016, your clients will be entered to win $5,000 toward their wedding expenses! Invite your clients to review you all month long and they could win money just in time for the summer months ahead.

79% of wedding pros say online reviews are critical to their business, but 48% say collecting online reviews is difficult. Our review contest provides you with another reason to reach out if you’ve already sent a request, and it’s a great incentive for those clients who are still paying off their balances.

Since we know prospective clients like to read reviews to learn more about your business from past couples who have used your services, collecting more reviews helps your online reputation and helps other couples searching for vendors like you.

Easily share this contest with your clients on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or add a note in your emails. Remember, each review counts as one entry – so spread the love by letting them know they could win some major moola!

If you have any additional questions regarding our latest reviews contest, please see our Official Rules.

» Share Your Story for a Chance to Attend WeddingWire World 2016

Share Your Story for a Chance to Attend WeddingWire World 2016Are you brand new to the wedding business? Do you value education and continued learning, but find that finances are too tight? Looking for a bit of good luck to kick off 2016? We’re here to help!

We believe that WeddingWire World has the power to make 2016 your most successful year yet, but we know that an industry conference can be a big commitment. That’s why we’re pleased to announce new WeddingWire World scholarships to assist our most deserving pros!

We’ve saved a select number of tickets for pros that are unable to attend because of circumstances beyond their control. Tell us what attending a top educational conference for wedding pros would mean to your business and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship for your chance to attend WeddingWire World 2016 on us.

Fill out the form below and a limited number of entrants will receive up to two free tickets to join us at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC on February 9-11, 2016, while supplies last. See Official Rules for more details.

You could receive up to two tickets to access the latest industry education from top wedding and business speakers, with brand new presentations and themed breakout session tracks, networking opportunities, and fun surprises! Regularly-priced standard tickets are $499 each, so don’t miss this great opportunity to attend.

Good luck, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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Last year’s event sold out – guarantee your seat and buy your ticket today!

» Announcing Our Second Annual #justsaidyes Campaign!

Tell your wedding clients to share their #justsaidyes moment with WeddingWire!We’re thrilled to announce that our #justsaidyes campaign is back and better than ever this year!

The WeddingWire #justsaidyes campaign for consumers is held annually during peak engagement season. The campaign asks couples to share their engagement moment on social media with #justsaidyes and @weddingwire for a chance to win a honeymoon and $5,000 registry.

This year, we’re proud to announce that Shawn Johnson, the recently-engaged Olympic Gold Medalist, “Dancing with the Stars” champion, and ESPY Award Winner, has joined the campaign as she plans her own big day and inspires other couples to share their own special engagement celebrations!

With approximately 40% of engagements happening between November and February, engagement season is the perfect time to recognize and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of newly engaged couples beginning their wedding planning journey.

The #justsaidyes campaign encourages couples to upload photos and videos of their unique engagement story on social media for a chance to win prizes, including a wedding registry courtesy of Macy’s and a honeymoon courtesy of Marriott, as well as be featured on WeddingWire’s social media sites, and possibly receive a shout-out from Shawn Johnson herself.

To be eligible to win, couples must follow WeddingWire on Instagram and share their favorite engagement photos by tagging @WeddingWire with the hashtag #justsaidyes starting today through February 19, 2016. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 Registry from Macy’s and a $2,500 gift certificate to use at the Marriott of the winning couple’s choice for their honeymoon.

We encourage you to promote the #justsaidyes contest to your newly-engaged clients on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! The more money they can save on their registry and honeymoon, the more budget they can allocate elsewhere in their wedding planning journey. All couples – whether they use WeddingWire or not – are eligible as long as they are currently engaged and not yet married.

For more information about the campaign and instructions for submissions, please visit the official #justsaidyes website.

» Introducing WeddingWire Rewards for Couples

We know you and your clients are busy and sometimes a chance to win makes everything a little more fun. What better way to kick off engagement season coming soon than a new rewards program that encourages couples to take more action to help your business?

We’re launching WeddingWire Rewards, a contest for engaged couples to accumulate entries based on their WeddingWire activity. Each month, we will be giving away $5,000 for one lucky winner who uses WeddingWire to plan their wedding! Users will receive entries for completing actions that benefit your business, including submitting a lead, indicating they have booked your services, or writing a review!

WeddingWire User Rewards

See the full details »

Encourage your clients to sign up on WeddingWire, mark your business as booked as part of their wedding team, and submit a review of your services so they have a chance to win! This will increase your business exposure online, and could help them create the wedding of their dreams (or send them on an amazing honeymoon!) with the WeddingWire Rewards program.

Questions? Email support@weddingwire.com and our team will be in touch.

» 1,000 Reasons to Love May Review Contest

1,000 Reasons to Love May ContestIn addition to fresh flowers and warmer temperatures, WeddingWire is giving your clients 1,000 more reasons to love spring.

During the month of May, each wedding review written on WeddingWire is another chance for your clients to win $1,000! Invite your clients to review you all month long and they could win money just in time for the summer months.

We know that the spring and summer months can be extremely busy for many wedding and event professionals, and it can be hard to get couples to follow up after the big day. The prospect of winning some extra cash is a great incentive to motivate your clients to write a review of your business!

Remember that customers look at the quality, quantity, recency and consistency of your reviews, meaning that you should be collecting at least one review each month. And with 88% of consumers trusting online reviews as much as personal recommendations, reviews go a long way towards building your online reputation.

To make it easy to share this contest with your clients, we’ve added pre-populated messaging in the Review Collector to help you spread the word when you request reviews. Additionally, you can share with your clients on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, as well as within your emails and more. Each review written during the May review contest is another chance to win, so start collecting now!

If you have any additional questions regarding our December reviews contest, please see our Official Rules.

» Congratulations to the Winners of our December Review Contest!

Congratulations to the Winners of our December Review Contest!During the month of December, we asked WeddingWire couples to leave reviews for their wedding professionals for a chance to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card for themselves AND a $1,000 Amazon gift card for the Pro they reviewed.

We’re happy to announce that the winners of our December Review Contest are Brian and Amanda of Dallas, TX for their review of Black Tie Sounds and Lighting!

To make it easy for our Pros to prioritize and collect reviews, we added pre-populated messaging in the WeddingWire Review Collector tool to help spread the news about the contest. The Review Collector allows premium Pros to create email templates for review requests and schedule them to send on a future date.

When it comes to collecting reviews, WeddingWire is the most trusted resource for engaged couples searching for their wedding team, with over two million reviews and counting! And don’t forget – you can earn awards for the quantity and quality of your reviews through annual programs like the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® and WeddingWire Rated.

While this contest ended in December, we offer an ongoing review program that rewards reviewers with up to $75 in gifts just for writing reviews. Feel free to share with your clients as an added incentive all year round!

Congratulations again to Brian, Amanda and Black Tie Sounds and Lighting, and good luck to all our Pros collecting reviews all year round!

» Give a Little, Get a Lot in Our December Reviews Contest!

Give a Little, Get a Lot in Our December Reviews Contest!With the holiday season upon us, we know it can be hard to focus on your business. That’s why this month WeddingWire is helping your business collect as many reviews as possible by the end of the year with our December reviews contest!

For each review written on WeddingWire during the month of December, the couple AND their reviewed vendor will be automatically entered to win one of two $1,000 Amazon gift cards.

In addition to the prospect of winning $1,000 for you and your client, here are a few ways WeddingWire can help you collect and manage reviews from your past clients:

Remember, the biggest obstacle for receiving reviews is not asking! To make it easy, we’ve added pre-populated messaging in the Review Collector to help you spread the word when you request reviews. Additionally, you can share with your clients on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest, as well as within your emails and more. Each review written is another chance to win, so start collecting now!

If you have any additional questions regarding our December reviews contest, please see our Official Rules.

Interested in increasing your online reviews? Find out how WeddingWire can help your wedding business manage your online reputation.

» Win Tickets to WeddingWire World SoCal!

Win Tickets to WeddingWire World SoCal! We’re only a few weeks away from our last stop on the 2014 WeddingWire World Tour in Long Beach! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, we want to give you a chance to join us for free!

We’ve reserved a select few WeddingWire World SoCal seats to give away to our Pros, and now’s your opportunity to get them for free! Complete the entry form and and a limited number of entrants will receive two free tickets to join us at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center on November 12, 2014 while supplies last. One lucky winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card! See Official Rules for more details.

You could receive two tickets to a day full of great information to power your business, industry-leading speakers, one-on-one sessions with our Customer Success Managers, networking with other wedding professionals and more – for free! Regularly-priced tickets are $199 each, so don’t miss out. Good luck, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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Don’t want to wait? Guarantee your seat and buy your ticket today! Learn more and purchase tickets to WeddingWire World SoCal here.

» Win Tickets to WeddingWire World Houston!

Win Tickets to WeddingWire World Houston!

We’re only a few weeks away from our next stop on the 2014 WeddingWire World Tour in Houston! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, we want to give you a chance to join us for free!

We’ve reserved a select few WeddingWire World Houston seats to give away to our Pros, and now’s your opportunity to get them for free! Complete the entry form and and a limited number of entrants will receive two free tickets to join us at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown on Monday, October 20, 2014 while supplies last. One lucky winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card! See Official Rules for more details.

You could receive two tickets to a day full of great information to power your business, industry-leading speakers, one-on-one sessions with our Customer Success Managers, networking with other wedding professionals and more – for free! Regularly-priced tickets are $199 each, so don’t miss your chance at this deal.

Good luck, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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Don’t want to wait? Guarantee your seat and buy your ticket today! Learn more and purchase tickets to WeddingWire World Houston here.