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Help I'm in a pandemic - how weddingsonline can help

 

Hi Everyone 


I hope you are keeping safe and well.

Like all of you, weddingsonline has adapted quickly to educate, influence and assist our couples who have had to postpone their wedding, whilst continuing to connect new couples who have not been affected by Covid-19 with venues and suppliers.

In the weeks and months ahead as you continue to promote yourselves in new ways to couples, adapting to online consultations, virtual show arounds, live online showcases and trunk shows, weddingsonline will carry on working to help you adapt your marketing and services to the new norms for weddings in 2020 and a very busy wedding year in 2021!

Some of this work includes:

Webinars 

Marketing your Wedding Venue Now webinar for all Wedding Venue Owners / Marketers / Wedding Co-Ordinators with Jonathan Bryans and Alan Berg. Watch it back here

8 Proactive Ideas for Your Wedding Business Today - weddingsonline webinar with Alan Berg CSP. You can watch this here

Alan has created lots of useful webinars since March which you can view HERE 

We will keep you informed of future webinars we are running and continue to update you with content from Industry wide webinars by email and / or The Supplier Group HERE 

Surveys

Weddingsonline carried out a Covid-19 Wedding Venue Postponements Survey of 153 wedding venues in Ireland to generate statistics to ensure that you can benefit from the collective wisdom. You can see detailed results of the survey HERE 

Weddingsonline also surveyed over 600 couples currently planning their weddings to find out the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on their wedding planning. See the full results here

 

Government Lobbying

Petition: Covid-19 Clarification for the Irish Wedding Industry

Thank you for all your support in our campaign to lobby the Government for clarification on weddings from July 20th. You can support by signing our petition and sharing our letter with your local TD’s 

Letters & Emails

We are pleased to see that our combined efforts have been acknowledged by letter from the Department of the Taoiseach and an email from Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys’s office.

National Media Coverage

We have attracted national media attention with weddingsonline and some of our suppliers appearing on RTE News Six One and Nine O’ Clock on May 8th in a weddings feature covering postponements / deposits and the lack of clarity around numbers and social distancing at weddings. The clip can be viewed here along with the article 

Jonathan Bryans, Commercial Director for weddingsonline was interviewed for RTE News and the full recording can be viewed HERE 

Blog Articles

Our Content and Social Media Manager, Kelly Jane Hartmann continues to publish articles to influence and guide couples through Covid-19. You can find them all here https://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/category/covid-19/ and share on your social media channels to reinforce your position as a wedding industry expert. If you have any ideas to contribute, please email kelly@weddingsonline.ie. If you would like to be featured in our Real Weddings, please contact caroline@weddingsonline.ie or call 01 9059680

Social Media Communities - HIGM (weddingsonline.ie - Help! I'm getting married) https://www.facebook.com/groups/helpimgettingmarried/

HIGM continues to be a fantastic source of information and support for couples and of course a huge platform for weddingsonline suppliers and venues. Please avail of your weekly post and comment as much as is relevant to your business.

During lockdown our Facebook Live Information Sessions at 8pm weeknights have been a great tool for suppliers and venues to talk directly to your audience about your business and how you can help them. Contact carolinedunne@weddingsonline.ie if you wish to take part

The Supplier Group - HIGM/WOL https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeddingSupplierHelp/

If you have not already, please join our weddingsonline community for suppliers and venues. In this shared forum you can exchange experiences, gain new ideas and insights and engage with each other. We will also use this platform to share updates, webinars, leads, ask for your expert advice for our couples and content to help you through this difficult time. There are already lots of useful videos, articles and live sessions with some of our venues and suppliers which you will find beneficial.

Account Management & Customer Service Team

Caroline Molloy and Ciara McStay are available from 9-5 Monday to Friday to talk, webchat, email or Zoom. Ciara can help re-adjust your marketing strategy on weddingsonline and HIGM to connect with couples during lockdown and Caroline can to promote your re-launches / re-openings over the coming months. Please call us on +353 1 9059680 or email ciara@wedddingsonline.ie or caroline@weddingsonline.ie so we can help.

Your Account Managers are also working from home and available for virtual meetings by email or of course to have a chat on their mobiles. Please contact them on +353 1 9059680 or advertising@weddingsonline.ie

Supplier HQ

Please access your Supplier HQ HERE https://www.weddingsonline.ie/supplierhq for help videos, to contact Customer Service on Live Chat or to make updates to your campaigns and manage your leads.

We hope that you have found this information useful. Over the coming months we will continue to work with you to recover as an industry together.

Take care and stay safe

Your weddingonline team 

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