» Submit Your Favorite Real Events of 2014 to Get Published!

Did you know you can submit your real events to be featured on EventWire, and our partner site Celebrations.com?

Don’t let your amazing photos from life events including photos from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to birthday parties to baby showers, corporate events, and more go unnoticed.

Share your favorite photos of real events with the world! Submit your photos and learn more at RealEventPics.com. You can learn more about the submission process, upload your photos directly through the form, and share all the details of the event with us. It’s easy!

If you are selected for a feature, your work will be credited and we will link to your EventWire Storefront, and the Storefronts of all vendors who participated in the event. Being featured in editorial is a great opportunity for added publicity for your business and to impress potential clients.

RealEventPics

Questions? Email realevents@eventwire.com for more information!

Have weddings you want to submit to be featured on WeddingWire as well? Check out RealWeds.com!

» New Customization for your Storefront

Is your business listed on EventWire and GayWeddings.com? We have launched exciting new updates for these sites, allowing for further online exposure and customization for your business on the services you offer.

Check out the new EventWire updates for paying members:

Customize your main image for the EventWire network! Either upload a new image from your computer, or select your favorite image from your photo gallery to best represent your business.

Provide your business overview in the “About Us” section! Provide a description of your business and event services specifically for EventWire to highlight your expertise in the event space.

Set unique images for the EventWire microsites! Create unique, tailored images for each of EventWire’s microsites that you would like to be listed on—BirthdayWire, BabyShowerWire, MitzvahWire and PromWire. Simply create photo albums on the microsite of your choice, and the first photo from your album will be showcased at your main image on each specific site.

For step by step details on editing your main images, the About Us section and creating albums, click here.

Also, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to show off your best work but submitting photos of your real events to Eventwire, and you could be featured on BirthdayWire, BabyShowerWire, MitzvahWire and PromWire!

Customize Your Business on GayWeddings.com:

Take advantage of being found by thousands of same-sex couples through listing your business on WeddingWire’s network partner site, GayWeddings.com. Now, within your WeddingWire account you are able to update your profile image to create a same-sex inclusive main image specifically for the GayWeddings.com directory. So, if you have an image which features a same-sex couple or an image inclusive of all couples, you can now set it as your main profile image for your listing on GayWeddings.com within your account!

Interested in being listed on GayWeddings.com? Learn how to update your setting today.

For more information on how to tailor your message to be inclusive of same-sex couples, read the latest Pro Blog post by Kathryn Hamm, President of GayWeddings.com.

» Shine the Spotlight on Your Business!

Show off your past work and your business on one of our EventWire sites – BirthdayWire, BabyShowerWire, PromWire, or MitzvahWire!

Submit “Real Event” photos and articles to help inspire our readers and share your expertise. When you submit your work to be included on one of our EventWire sites, you will be fully credited with a link to your website or WeddingWire Storefront. Get started today by visiting the “Ideas” tab of each site and selecting “Submit an Idea.” 

Take advantage of this chance to showcase your business on EventWire!

» WeddingWire Update from the CEO

We are excited to announce that WeddingWire recently welcomed new investors to our company, while also strengthening our relationship with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). Catalyst Investors (www.catalystinvestors.com), a New York-based private equity firm, acquired a stake in WeddingWire by purchasing MSLO’s minority stake in WeddingWire. At the same time, WeddingWire further developed its partnership with MSLO to continue to drive success for local businesses.

As you may recall, Martha Stewart Weddings became the first WeddingWire Network partner in 2008, and since then Brides.com, ProjectWedding.com, and Weddingbee.com have been added to the network. This year, we extended our partnership with MSLO. WeddingWire currently powers the local resources on MarthaStewartWeddings.com and will do so for years to come.

Moreover, we are thrilled to announce that their flagship site, MarthaStewart.com, has joined our brand new EventWire Network, set to roll out in the beginning of next year. We invite you to preview our new EventWire site at http://www.eventwire.com.

The sale of MSLO shares in WeddingWire to Catalyst Investors is separate from the partnership. We continue to have a very close partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and are happy to have helped them realize a sizeable return on their investment in WeddingWire. Furthermore, we are excited to be working with Catalyst Investors to continue to grow WeddingWire in 2012 and beyond. They not only bring a wealth of experience, but also provide a broad array of resources that we will have access to. Catalyst Investors beat out several other investors for the opportunity to invest in WeddingWire.

Now for the important stuff: What does this mean for you? The short answer: More exposure for you on MSLO sites. Click here for the official press release.

On behalf of everyone at WeddingWire, we want to thank you for your continued support. I still cannot believe that we have only been operating for 5 years in the wedding industry. It seems just like yesterday that folks were showing up in my living room with the common goal of building a more direct marketplace for the wedding industry. Today, our staff of over 100 employees remains relentlessly committed to building the most effective, efficient platform to help you grow your business online. In these 5 years, WeddingWire has become the largest wedding network and continues to be one of the fastest growing resources for engaged couples and local Wedding Pros in the market. We are delighted that MSLO will continue to grow with us as part of the WeddingWire Network, and that we have a strong partner like Catalyst to help us continue to serve local businesses in the future.

Happy Holidays,

Timothy Chi
CEO
WeddingWire, Inc.

» Double the Reasons to Request Reviews

There is no better time to contact your past clients for a review of your services than now. With the full launch of EventWire.com and Bride’s Choice Awards 2012 right around the corner, now is the best time to contact your 2011 clients and get more reviews!
COLLECT EVENT REVIEWS
Increase your non-wedding business by gathering reviews for other events that you service. With the full launch of EventWire.com right around the corner, event reviews will help you get more business for events like birthdays, corporate events, and more!
QUALIFY TO WIN
Our annual Bride’s Choice Awards is coming soon, which means there are only a few weeks left to have your past brides speak on your behalf! Simply invite your clients to review your services to be eligible to win the award.

» HOW TO: Start Collecting Non-Wedding Event Reviews

WeddingWire is committed to developing new ways to promote your business online and that’s why we have created EventWire.com! With the launch of EventWire, you can now start collecting reviews and uploading photos for your non-wedding events.

As a reminder, event reviews and photos will not be displayed on your WeddingWire Storefront. Any event reviews and photos you collect will be published on EventWire.com in the coming months. We’ll let you know when it’s live, so keep an eye on your Inbox!

Start Collecting Reviews
Under the Reviews tab of your WeddingWire accout, select “another event.” Enter your past client’s contact information and customize your message. Press “Send Email” when you’re ready!

» Introducing EventWire.com!

WeddingWire is committed to developing new ways to promote your business online and that’s why we have created EventWire.com! With the initial launch of EventWire, you can start collecting reviews and uploading photos for your non-wedding events, including corporate events, birthdays and more.

Get Started:

Collect event reviews Add event photos

Your event reviews and photos will not be displayed on your WeddingWire Storefront. Any event reviews or photos you collect will be published on EventWire.com in the coming months. We’ll let you know when it’s live, so keep an eye on your Inbox!