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Hear from the Hotelier with Sean Read

Hear from the Hotelier Sean Read and learn how to WOW your couples with the WeddingDates MethodHear from the hotelier Sean Read Banqueting Manager at Langton House Hotel, Kilkenny on how he uses The WeddingDates Method to maximise his wedding business. CLICK THE BANNER BELOW TO HEAR FROM THE HOTELIER.

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How can we WOW today’s Couples?

In order to WOW today's couples, your communication needs to be more than a generic follow up email. As I mentioned in previous articles (see our WedPro blog), couples for the most part have never organised a wedding before, and they can be feeling overwhelmed and will often rely heavily on your expertise.

How can we capture attention?

How do you respond to couples that makes you stand out from the crowd and capture attention, once you've received the enquiry?Amazingly 33% of WeddingDates venues are still using a generic template which is a huge missed opportunity to capture attention. Something customised to your venue, isn't the same as personalised to your couple, you must capture attention.

How can we meet Couples Expectations in the era of Digital Relationships?

In this weeks article I am looking at how we can meet the high expectations of couples. We are well and truly living in The Era of Digital Relationships and demands from couples have never been higher! This is the fourth in a series of articles to help our clients understand and enhance the buying journey for wedding couples, ultimately improving your hashtag#weddingbusiness These articles are inspired by the WeddingDates Lunch & Learn webinar series I hosted back in March.

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It’s time to Shine

Are you making time to shine?With directory listings such as WeddingDates. co. uk, there is untapped potential - here are some key things to think about optimising:Make the most of VisualsImages/videos/3D tours - all of these visuals help couples to picture what their wedding could be like in your venue.

Tips on Using Technology and Personality

HOSPA Recovery – Insightful Tips

Hospa Recover Series: WeddingDatesIn this HOSPA Recovery Series, our Founder and Ceo helps hoteliers anticipate high levels of demand and bookings from post lockdown through insightful tips. While we are all excited about the reopening of the industry, it hasn't come without its challenges. It's best to remember that Hoteliers should put their own oxygen masks on first before serving others.

Who are we trying to impress?

In 2021 the Millennial generation now makes up 68% of couples engaged to be married according to our UK Wedding industry report. Anyone born between 1981 - 1997 is part of the Millennial generation. We are trying to impress Millennials.

Planning a virtual wedding fair? Read this first….

Virtual wedding fairs used to be a nice alternative to in-person tours for those who couldn’t make an in-person show-round. Today however, they are essential - they are practical, safe, within restriction guidelines and provide a great opportunity while your venue might be still closed.  Just like an in-person wedding fair, organisation is key in order to make the most of the opportunity.