4 Destination Wedding Trends For 2016

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By Rebecca Hochreiter, Destination Weddings Travel Group Trends play a major role in the wedding industry, so it only makes sense for professionals to stay up-to-date with what styles are arriving on the scene and what’s heading out in today’s nuptials, as well as what’s sticking around for another year. According to The Knot, close to a quarter of couples

Answer the Phone, Dammit! 4 Ways to Book Weddings With Voicemail

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I knew it was going to be bad, but I just wasn’t prepared for this. Let me paint the picture for you. I set aside an hour today to make random calls to some of the awesome members of our Book More Brides community (yes, I do things like that) so I could say thanks and see how we can

Featured Wedding Superhero Steve Sievers: DJ & Musician

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Steve Sievers of Showcase DJ in Southern California has performed at over 800 weddings during his 15 year career. He is a professional musician (guitar and vocalist–yeah!), an expert in song selection, beat mixing, MC duties, and wedding planning. He’s also super smart when it comes to getting into action and sharing what he’s learned. That’s why I had to

Wedding PR: 4 Ways to Get Publicity Beyond Real Weddings

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By Sasha Vasilyuk, I DO PR Submitting real or styled weddings has become the go-to way for wedding professionals to get their work published. A couple of years ago, getting a real wedding published on a blog was cause for true celebration because it often brought real customers to your doors. Today, however, wedding blogs and social media channels have

Top 10 Wedding Photo Shoot Clichés to Stay Away From

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By Lacey Hauptman With the value that couples (your potential clients) attach to their precious wedding photos, it is easy to get carried away when it comes to copying every tried-and-tested pose out there that other wedding photographers tend to stick to. But while it’s perfectly understandable to want to take the same token wedding shots every time to play

4 Sneaky Ad Tricks to Book More Weddings

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Eventective. Thumbtack. Respond. Love ‘em or hate ‘em — wedding pros are handing over their hard-earned dollars in the hope of cheap leads. But do they work? Your success with leads from these services will vary widely, but most wedding pros find these to be very poor quality leads. You can expect a response from only about 1 out of

Stand Up Against The Knot’s Proposed Price Quote System!

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I recently got a few emails from The Knot asking me if I wanted to participate in beta testing a new quote system. Boo! I chose not to participate. The Knot described the new program as “providing us with details such as the wedding date and venue” so that we could give the lead a number ASAP. Sigh! Like many

Networking and Your Net Worth: How Your Wedding Industry Buddies Can Help Book More Clients

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By Brit Bertino These days it can be an uphill battle to get ahead in business. No one can do it alone, and networking can help you create a base of support. The relationships that you build can be one of the most effective ways to improve your business. A solid contact can be the difference between someone recommending you

10 Wedding Sales Tips I Learned from Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

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By Sonya Scott, Master Wedding Planner My husband and I have spent the better part of this year searching for a contractor to replace our siding. Not only has our contractor search taught a lot about exterior building materials, but it’s been a great reminder of how couples think and feel when planning their wedding. First of all, we dutifully

4 Ways To Use Snapchat at Your Next Wedding

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By Todd Brison, Snap Swipe Post I know, I know. You don’t want another app to learn. Instagram is working just fine. Learning a new thing takes time, it takes effort, and frankly, you’ve got plenty to do. But the fact of the matter is, Snapchat is REALLY hot right now. It’s got 100 million users watching billions of hours