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 your marketing efforts 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.
One of the many things that makes us stand out from the crowd of other “vendor directories” is that we are hand selecting who we want to invite to join our vendor community. We have specific criteria for community members and want to work with only the best. Because the Portland wedding industry is over saturated with creative individuals, we feel this is the only way we can truly create a valuable resource is to draw a line in the sand and limit our community to select top notch professionals. This means we will be limiting the number of vendors we allow in each category. In doing so, we are building a valuable and trusted vendor community and providing a true “guide” for our local wedding couples.
We will not be monetizing our site until we have proven our value to you and your local business. That value will come from:
- Connecting you with other talented and trusted vendors in town through things like our monthly happy hours and our private Facebook page.
- Providing educational opportunities to grow your local business through our free Masterclasses.
- Promoting you to local engaged couples in the Portland area through our blog features, real wedding submissions, vendor guide listing and social media love.
- And so much more that is in the works!!!!
In addition to SEO, social media, and word-of-mouth efforts…we are working endlessly (literally we don’t sleep) to provide 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 and various planning tools for couples.
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