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WeddingLovely’s wedding florist directory, WeddingFlowerLove.com, is now open to the public! WeddingFlowerLove is the newest addition to our directory collection of stationers, planners, photographers, videographers, venues, and (recently launched) wedding bakeries.

Do you know of an amazing florist that you’d recommend? Send them over to WeddingFlowerLove.com — I personally review all applications and would love to work with the best florists!

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I’ve been working with social media for years and years now (egads) — from my job as the “Lead Creative & Optimization Manager” at a startup to now at WeddingLovely. I believe so much in blogging and social media, and you can definitely see the results here at this blog, but it’s also extremely important that I don’t spend all day on it because I’m also building a company too.

So, with that in mind, I’m building an eCourse to teach you all I know! The blogging and social media eCourse will specifically go over how wedding vendors can promote their products (whether physical or things like a new photoshoot) through their blog and tie that into Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest (and going into depth on the whys and the hows for each service.) Specifically, this will be a 4 week course with a week dedicated to blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest each — with PDF deliverables, easy homework, chat sessions with me for questions, and access to a forum dedicated to the course.

I’m building the course materials now, so if you’re interested, sign up here or below — I’ll be sending out a discount code to all early bird signups! Also, if you’re an upgraded vendor on the WeddingLovely directories, the course will be free.


Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

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Now, you can narrow your results down by bakery offerings on WeddingCakeLove, our wedding cake and desserts directory! Despite being called WeddingCakeLove, we also have a number of cupcake, pie, and other bakeries specializing in wedding desserts other than cake, so it seemed natural to add new tags.

What do you think? Did I miss any major categories? Let me know in the comments!

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After literally months of work, and over a year since our last directory launch, I am so pleased to announce that WeddingCakeLove.com, our wedding cake and dessert bakery directory, has launched!

We have a few amazing wedding bakeries already (including the Ace of Cakes bakery, woohoo!) and I’m actively looking for more. Do you know of a great wedding bakery? Send them over here to apply to join the directory! Of course, WeddingCakeLove’s results will also be automatically included as vendor options in our online wedding planning assistant, WeddingLovely.com.

I’m so excited, and would love to know what you think in the comments! What a wonderful day. :)

Yesterday was fun — I was poking on my server at something unrelated to this blog, and suddenly everything died. I was convinced it was me and was trying all sorts of things to fix it until I figured out (an hour later) that it was actually my server host that had died! It would have been funny, but it was actually a major outage that lasted until 6am this morning (!!!!) For a fun read, check out all their updates trying to fix the issue.

So it wasn’t my fault but it still was majorly annoying and I wanted to apologize. Dreamhost is generally awesome so I won’t be changing hosts at the moment, but if this does happen again, I’m definitely going to consider.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming!

-Tracy

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Over the last few months I’ve been working on a major update to WeddingLovely’s directories (currently WeddingInviteLove, WeddingPlannerLove, WeddingPhotoLove, WeddingVenueLove, and WeddingVideoLove). Essentially, there has been a ton of behind the scenes work to make everything way more efficient, and I finally finished up the last piece. Of course, I decided to celebrate that by launching it with some major design and feature updates as well!

All screenshots taken from WeddingInviteLove but they apply to the rest of our directories too!

New Profile Page Design

Seen at the top! The entire site designs got a facelift, but the profile page got a complete overhaul. It’s cleaner, easier to read, classier, and faster. The profile page is the most important part for our vendors — they’re amazing, so the profile page should be too! Lots of additional design tweaks to the vendor contact page, the vendor’s edit page, and more as well.

 

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Vendor Recommendations

My long-term goal for the WeddingLovely vendor directories is to promote the best people in the business. The best way for me to find out who those people are is by vendor recommendations — vendors recommending others that they know, love, and recommend as a great company. If you’re working with a stationer, it’s incredibly valuable to know what planners, photographers, etc. that they recommend — because they work with them over and over for events, and have a ton of experience. Obviously this is a bit limited since we only have our current five directories, but that’ll be changing ASAP. ;)

I’m also prepping for a customer review overhaul — stay tuned!

 

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Better Search Pages

Now you can narrow down the vendor results in the search pages more easily without reloading. This also allows me to add even more filtering options, which’ll be coming soon!

 

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Pinterest Link for Upgraded Accounts

One of those head-smackers I can’t believe I didn’t do before. Along with adding their Facebook and Twitter accounts, upgraded accounts can now link out to their Pinterest account as well!

There are a lot more little things that have been tweaked and made better, but these are my major updates. Like mentioned before, this is the last piece in a really big puzzle I’ve been working on for the last few months behind the scenes, so new features, updates, and directories will be coming a lot more quickly now!

What do you think? Take a poke around our directories and let me know what you like or think still needs a bit more work!

WeddingInviteLove for stationers, WeddingPlannerLove for planners, WeddingPhotoLove for photographers, WeddingVenueLove for venues, and WeddingVideoLove for videographers.

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love guest contributor posts, especially written by vendors — they’re the experts! I’m often asked for sample topics to write about, so today I took some time to write down every topic I could imagine (and I’m probably missing a ton still).

If you’re interested in writing for the WeddingLovely Blog and don’t have a topic in mind, check out this list for suggestions!

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2012 was an amazing year at WeddingLovely. As the founder, WeddingLovely is pretty much my child, and nothing makes me happier than seeing it grow. I’ve compiled some great stats about 2012:

I’m so excited about 2013! One of the biggest things done behind the scenes was a major update to how our directories run, so new features and new directories can launch faster! Sneak peek of new features planned for this month alone:

WeddingLovely is a one-woman project, and I plan on keeping busy—running this blog, launching new features, and helping vendors and brides/grooms. Stay tuned for more posts about the best posts on the blog in 2012 this week!

I’m so excited about 2013!

Love to all,
-Tracy

Photo credit: Photo from Christmas day near my cabin in the Sierras. It was a beautiful trip!