Local is definitely the buzzword for this next sponsor in the Wedding Ideas Awards 2014… The Wedding Gateway leads brides to hundreds of quality wedding suppliers in their area, saving them both time and money.
Who are you?
Our business is The Wedding Gateway. We launched our first website on 1st March 2013 and now we have over 40 specialist local websites and associated social media pages across the UK helping local brides find talented local suppliers. We offer a unique service as each of our local pages are managed by area consultants who ensure engagement of local couples with the best unique and bespoke providers in their area.
Which category are you sponsoring?
We are delighted to be sponsoring the prize for Best Wedding Stationery in the Wedding Ideas Awards 2014. Many of the best companies in the business started life as small home-based concerns and we love championing small, independent, quality suppliers.
What’s great about the Wedding Ideas Awards?
The Wedding Ideas Awards, like the magazine, are important to the wedding industry as they represent suppliers that can provide goods and services to real brides across a variety of budgets.
What are your company’s plans for 2014?
2013 has been an exciting year for us so far and we can’t wait for 2014. We will be continuing to grow our network of sites to ensure they are a one-stop shop for anyone planning a wedding. We will also be launching additional website features, bring new planning tools and ideas to our local visitors, making the whole wedding planning process less stressful and more fun!
What are your top three wedding planning tips?
Ensure you set yourself a realistic budget and work out what’s important to you as a couple early on.
Share your budget with your suppliers
They will be able to tell you if they can achieve your requirements within your budget, and suggest workable alternatives if not.
‘Cheap’ and ‘value for money’ are two very different things
Remember this when comparing quotes and ensure you are comparing like for like materials, time and experience so you can make an educated decision.