Networking Tips for Wedding Businesses

November 13, 2014 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

679617dad88wsdsMaking wedding day dreams come true is a labor of love for many with a wedding business. Create more opportunities and success for your wedding-based business by networking, an effective way to develop commerce by optimizing your contacts. The benefits of networking include increasing business prospects, gaining more referrals, developing partnerships, generating confidence, making friends, helping others and attaining knowledge. Read on to learn more about networking tips for your wedding business.

Build Relationships

At the heart of networking is building relationships and creating partnerships. Seek out new contacts not just to help yourself, but to help others. Be proactive in your networking experience by making a plan with attainable goals such as raising the profile of your company, expanding your peer support circle or learning the latest wedding industry updates and developments. Prepare to devote considerable time and effort to building your new relationships, the payoff will be worth it.

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One of the best locations for networking opportunities is at a bridal show. The best thing about bridal shows is they bring together a diverse assortment of wedding businesses in one location to offer various goods and services to your target market, people planning a wedding. Offer a show special or giveaway freebies to show attendees. Bridal shows are also a great place to create partnerships with other businesses for the purposes of referral, friendship and old-fashioned helping each other out. If offered, take advantage of pre-show exhibitor mixers and introduce yourself to your neighboring exhibitors

26250441Join Professional Organizations or Clubs

Be a part of your business community by joining a professional organization, association or club, a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge, enhance your network, increase resources, learn from industry experts and stay abreast of current news and trends. Clubs and organizations range from local to international and span all areas of the bridal industry. By joining a professional organization, you can meet like-minded people and develop your network by attending meetings or participating in events.

Give Back to Community

Networking is even better when you do it for a cause, a wholehearted way to combine meeting others with community and charitable activity. Make a difference and network with others by taking the time to contribute and donate your time and effort to a worthy cause. One of the primary benefits of giving back to the community is associating with people who are interested in similar causes and want to make the world a better place. Non-profit organizations associated with weddings include Wish-Upon-a-Wedding, the I Do Foundation, Brides Against Breast Cancer and Donate-a-Dress.

Exhibit at the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show featuring the latest in wedding trends, 2 New York style fashion show, live orchestra and DJ performances and couples, friends, families and wedding planners in need of your business’ product or service. The many benefits for exhibitors include high-quality venues, a comprehensive bridal show marketing plan, complete contact database, pre and post-show advertising and the opportunity for professional representation.

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