As the wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community know, we’re committed to providing the top tools to help Pros build, manage and grow their businesses. What many wedding professionals may not know, however, is that WeddingWire is also a valuable resource for brides and grooms! We not only help them find their perfect professionals, we also provide tools to help them plan each important detail related to their wedding.
The more educated and organized couples are before they make an appointment with your wedding business, the better understanding they’ll have of the value of your service and all the ways you can help them plan and execute their wedding vision. Find out more about the wedding planning tools we offer for engaged couples below!
Creating a wedding website is a great way for couples to put all the pertinent information regarding the Big Day in one place for all their friends and family to see. Your wedding clients can personalize their WeddingWire wedding website easily with our sleek new website editor that even allows couples to use their own photo as a custom backdrop for the design. Couples can create their own custom web address and interact with guests before, during and after the wedding with a social guestbook. Plus, our wedding websites are mobile and tablet friendly, with a stacked design that displays perfectly no matter what device your clients prefer.
One of the most important aspects of wedding planning – not to mention one of the first tasks necessary to start booking wedding professionals – is to set the budget. The WeddingWire budget tool helps your clients track spending across all service categories by suggesting budget allocations for each part of the wedding. Couples can then add or remove line items depending on their specific needs, as well as redistribute funds based on which areas are most important to them. Your clients can also set up payment schedules by recording due dates and creating payment reminders to make sure nothing falls through the cracks! A good understanding of their budget will help couples understand the true value of the different service categories, which means they’ll be better prepared for your appointments.
Another very important part of wedding planning is the almighty guest list. The number of guests at a wedding is a big factor in the cost for many wedding professionals, especially venues, event rentals, caterers and more. Your wedding clients can get their guest list built in a snap using WeddingWire! Couples can quickly build and complete their guest lists by importing a list of email addresses from Gmail, then send everyone on the list a message requesting that they update their mailing addresses. They can also categorize guests to make guest lists for additional bridal events like showers or rehearsal dinners easy to distinguish. Our guest list tool also allows couples to print out custom reports to show other members involved in the planning process the information they need to know about who’s going to which events related to the wedding. And, of course, couples can track each guest’s invitation status – whether they responded to the RSVP, what they would like for their meals, where you think they should sit, and if you’ve received a gift from that guest yet.
With all the big and small details that are inevitably involved in planning the Big Day, checklists are the most effective way to keep everything on track. We’ve created a wedding checklist tool so couples can manage tasks easily and even assign tasks to other parties involved in planning. Your wedding clients can also add due dates to tasks to make sure all decisions and payments are made on time. Checklists can be organized by month, category or assignee for a quick understanding of wedding planning progress. Couples can add their own custom tasks, but we’ll also suggest certain tasks at certain steps throughout the process to make sure they’re not missing any important items. If your client has very specific needs for the day of the wedding, ask them to print out a checklist for you to make sure you’re both in agreement about who’s doing what.
There are plenty more wedding planning tools offered by WeddingWire, but the best part is that all these tools are available in one account that’s free for brides and grooms to use. We take the stress out of wedding planning, which makes couples happy, which makes wedding professionals happy!