BUILD THIS LOCAL wedding Resource & community with us!
We know that there are plenty of national wedding websites and directories out there that want your marketing dollars. Our experience with these national companies has been disappointing as we have felt like just a monthly payment to them. They are too large and not familiar with the Portland market (where we work). We know there is a better way!
We are two local wedding professionals that decided to create exactly what we were looking for (and what we think the Portland wedding industry is hungry for).
The Art of Weddings vision it to bring it local and to focus on Portland couples and Portland vendors. We believe it is better to promote your business in your own city, where your potential clients are.
We are focused on building a local vendor community and providing a comprehensive online wedding resource for couples getting married in our area. We will not be monetizing our site until we have proven our value to you and your local business. That value will come from both connecting you with other talented and trusted vendors in town as well as local couples who are ready to hire you.
In addition to SEO, social media, and word-of-mouth efforts…we are working endlessly (literally we don’t sleep) to create that value by providing local wedding couples with everything they need to plan their dream wedding here in Portland. We are only posting Portland area content on our blog: real weddings, local inspiration shoots, local vendor shout outs, expert content written by local wedding professionals, and of course lots of tips & advice.
Our online resource also features a list of all the local wedding events and show, a local deals page, and various planning tools for couples.
And of course, the vendor guide! Our plan is to make the list of local wedding professionals in each category a true “guide”. We want to provide a short list of the very best in the community. A list of fellow vendors we will all feel 100% confident sharing or recommending.
If you are a local Portland wedding professional and you want to join this exciting local community…please contact us to meet! We love meeting local vendors in person to really connect, see if this is good fit, and discuss ways we can cross promote one another. Here are some examples of things we are offering The Art of Weddings Portland vendors (all free at this stage in our development)…
Vendor Shout Out blog features
Real Wedding blog features
Inspiration shoot blog features
Expert guest blog posts
Listings in our vendor guide
Option to post local deals
Invites to local social events
And tons of social media love!
Please contact us to find out more about how you can help build this local resource and community.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Kim & Beth