In the last installment of our meet the Wedding Ideas Awards 2013 sponsors series, we profile the fastest growing online wedding resource in the world, MyWedding.com
Tell us about your company…
MyWedding.com is one of the fastest growing online wedding resources in the world, dedicated to connecting engaged couples with top wedding professionals. As one of the most comprehensive online wedding media channels, MyWedding offers local wedding supplier directories, honeymoon and destination wedding ideas, free wedding websites, planning tools, and inspirational blogs to its thriving wedding community.
Today, MyWedding is established in over 260 local markets across the English-speaking world (the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and Australia) and represents thousands of destination clients worldwide. Today, MyWedding’s market coverage includes over 4.2 million engaged couples, accounting for over $88 billion in wedding day spend, with over 415 million guests attending their celebration.
What do you think the key trends are for 2013?
According to Mashable’s 2012 Social Wedding Survey, one in three brides update their Facebook status within hours of the proposal, while over 50% of couples post updates about their planning process on social media platforms throughout the engagement. A 2012 MyWedding poll found that an impressive 85% of surveyed couples utilize the web for wedding ideas and inspiration. There’s no doubt that today’s engaged couple is connected, internet-savvy and immersed in social media.
The rate of online and mobile purchasing, social integration, and web-based planning is likely to increase in the upcoming year. Brides increasingly search for suppliers, planning tools, and wedding inspiration online, and MyWedding is excited to serve as a chic, accessible resource for this rapidly expanding market.
What does being involved in the Wedding Ideas Awards mean to you?
Working with thousands of suppliers around the world, we realise how crucial it is to recognise the outstanding wedding professionals who go above and beyond their job descriptions to provide exemplary service for our happy couples. It is our honour and pleasure to take part in the 2013 Wedding Ideas Awards, an event founded on merits that our company deeply values: the recognition of excellence, fostering meaningful relationships and of course, fun and celebration.