» Calling All Event Professionals: Join Us at The Special Event 2014

The Special Event 2014WeddingWire is excited to join thousands of event professionals in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center for The Special Event coming up this January 7-10th!

As the world’s largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals, The Special Event will delight attendees with over 100 educational sessions, eight relevant tracks to choose from and hand-selected speakers and topics. In between sessions, attendees can stop by the exhibit hall, which will be buzzing with thousands of event products, services and exciting ideas for guests to discover. In addition to plenty of networking opportunities, this renowned four-day event extravaganza will conclude with the industry’s much-anticipated award ceremony and celebration!

WeddingWire is thrilled to participate in The Special Event this year! Be sure to look out for our signature “Power Station” at the event Expo (we are booth #417!). Boost your battery, grab some WeddingWire swag and chat with our team who will be available to answer questions about WeddingWire and share tips to effectively build a strong online reputation and manage your event business. Additionally, WeddingWire Education Guru Alan Berg will be presenting ‘5 Signs It’s Time to Fire Your Website‘ and will have a Power Station in booth #938.

Several different registration packages are still available, but hurry – this very special event is right around the corner!

We look forward to seeing you there!

» WeddingWire’s February Events & Travels

It’s a busy time of year at WeddingWire headquarters.  We have been traveling all over the country sharing our industry knowledge, meeting and networking with vendors like you, and of course reaching out to brides!

Here are a few places we have been:

2009 Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow
Last week, WeddingWire attended the 2009 Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV.  It its 16th year, this educational conference and tradeshow brought together catering professionals from all over the world.  This year’s conference featured numerous sessions on how to market, staff and manage catering companies and provided professionals with the skills and networking opportunities needed to support business and increase bottom line.

 

WeddingWire had the opportunity to meet many of the catering attendees during the Tradeshow and Wedding Networking event.  The trip was very successful and we look forward to all the new members joining the WeddingWire network!

Association of Wedding Gown Specialists
Sonny Ganguly, WeddingWire’s Chief Marketing Officer, attended the annual meeting for the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists in San Antonio, TX, this past weekend.  Sonny presented on Reaching Today’s Wired Bride, and then also led round table discussions on internet marketing, social media, and site traffic.

Running of the Brides
Filene’s Basement is most famous for its annual Bridal Gown Events called “Running of the Brides,” where brides-to-be can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars on designer wedding gowns.  WeddingWire teams up with Filene’s Basement to promote and support these events in numerous locations throughout the year. Here the video from last Friday’s NYC Event.  Check out the WeddingWire users wearing “The Best & The Bridest” pink t-shirts in the front of the line!

Houston Wedding Showcase
WeddingWire sponsored and attended the Houston Wedding Showcase last Saturday. The Houston Wedding Showcase is a one-stop wedding planning show for engaged couples in the Houston area and is produced by two bridal show producers that have a combined 25 years of experience in the industry. This year’s February show was a huge success, attracting thousands of brides.  WeddingWire is proud to be a sponsor of this fresh and innovative bridal show in one of the country’s largest bridal markets!

Stay tuned for more WeddingWire events!