Create a Knockout Directory Listing

During the two years since we launched Tie The Knot Wedding Directory, we have picked up many tips to help increase the SEO and website presence of our listed suppliers. These tips can help even if you are not in the wedding industry.

Utilise the space you are given

Many directories offer a full page to your business, so use it! A good guide to word count is a MINIMUM of 300 words. Many SEO experts have differing ideas on the ideal word count for Google to 'pick up' (and of course, their algorithms can change) but between 300 and 600 words is generally seen as good. These seem to be popular with Google, they like words!

Take a look at this listing from Fabio Zardi for inspiration

Images

Check how many images you are allowed to have (Tie The Knot Wedding Directory offers up to 5 for each listing) . Make sure you add as many as you are allowed. We add a link to EACH of your images back to your listing, to help more people to find you…

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Luxury Wedding Planning

Whether you are planning a luxury wedding which will cost £500,000 or a wedding which will cost £20,000, the process is the same. You may have read that and be saying how can it be the case? Having planned weddings and events around the world on varying budgets, I can tell you there are actually quite a lot of similarities. So, I have selected a few for you to consider.

Make It Personal

You can have the biggest budget, but if your selections are not personal then you will look back on your special day and have no connection to it.

Every choice, from your flowers to your main course should be personal to you as a couple. The venue co-ordinator will take you around your selected venue and probably show you a location such as the staircase and say every bride has a photograph taken here, or possibly show you the ballroom and tell you that is where you will have your ceremony. If you like what they have suggested that is fine as you will have it dress…

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5 Things a Wedding Planner Knows That You May Not

Having planned weddings and events in a variety of different countries, there are a few tips I thought you should know. Whilst budgets dictate what type of wedding you can afford, the principles always remain the same, so I hope reading 5 Things a Wedding Planner Knows that you may not helps you.

1. Create a Budget First

Getting married is an exciting time and it can be easy to rush into things before you have sat down and properly decided your budget, but it is something you must do. So, before you sign any contracts, sit down with your partner and create a detailed budget so you both know exactly what you have to spend. You don’t want to end up arguing over something that is meant to be the best day of your life, so your budget needs to include everything from the shoes, gratuities if applicable, bonbonnieres, accommodation, power if you are having your wedding/reception outside etc

2. Select Your Guests

The number of guests you have dict…

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What suppliers do I need for my wedding?

Preparing for your wedding shouldn’t be stressful, it should be fun! We take a look at the main suppliers you need to consider to create your perfect wedding ceremony. This list is to inspire you and is by no means exhaustive – there are some unique niche wedding suppliers out there too

• Venue

• Wedding officiant (registrar, celebrant or minister)

• Photographer

• Videographer and/or drone pilot

• Wedding planner, event co-ordinator or wedding stylist

• Caterer

• Specialist stations (donut, chocolate fountain, children’s corner etc)

• Specialist cake maker

• Florist

• Hair dresser

• Makeup artist

• Special occasion car

• Wedding crafts and signage

• DJ and/or musician

Should I decide on a wedding date before contacting suppliers?

The first question you will be asked by any supplier is, “What …

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Top Ten Tips for an Eco-Friendly Wedding

By 4YaParty Weddings & Events

The wedding industry produces so much waste and people are becoming more conscious of the impact their big day has on the environment. 4YaParty try to make weddings and events as eco-friendly as possible so here are my top ten tips on how you can make your wedding more eco-friendly!

Destination weddings are for elopements

Inviting loads of people abroad is a carbon emission nightmare! Unless you’re eloping and also spending your honeymoon abroad then it really is one of the most UNeco-friendly wedding choices you could make! 70+ people travelling to the airport, getting on a plane, transfers there, transfers back, plane journey back and transfers home!

Photo from junebugweddings.com

Hire instead of buying

Crockery, decor, glassware, props and other decorations will not only be eco-friendly but will also be cost effective. It’s even better if you can find a hire company with an ethical gree…

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