Wedding Marketing Blog
Carys Duckworth has joined our UK Sales Team bringing 10 years experience in hotels and hospitality. Graduating from Leeds Beckett University with a first in Event Management, Carys’s first casual job in hotels was with the Conference and Events team at Leeds Marriott. Eager for more hours she moved across departments and successfully applied for the Marriott Graduate Management Programme.
Hear from the Hotelier was a three part series led by WeddingDates CEO Ciara Crossan and Adam Hamadache, CEO at DHM. In this series in May 2020, they jointly interviewed three hoteliers on WHY they chose The WeddingDates Method for their business. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.
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.
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.
There is a disconnect between COUPLES who are not feeling special and VENUES who are being ghosted. In our recent 2021 Industry Survey we asked couples how the venue enquiry experience made them feel. 14% said they felt like just another number and 53% said nothing (about the experience) really stood out.
Hear from the Hotelier with Richard MetcalfeHear from hotelier Richard Metcalfe, Owner & General Manager of Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel (CATEY shortlist nominees 2020). Richard explains how The WeddingDates Method helps drive wedding conversions to the next level through personalisation while simplifying internal processes, freeing up more time for the wedding co-ordinators.
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.
Hosted by the Institute of Hospitality Midlands UK, our CEO Ciara Crossan joined a virtual event to discuss what our guests will be looking for when hospitality and events return. Also on the call was by Cav. Diego Masciaga, formerly of The Waterside Inn, Bray and now Customer Service Consultant, and Leigh Cowlishaw from the HBAA.
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.