Welcome to the

Vendors Lounge

Welcome to the
Vendors Lounge

Looking for the Engaged Couples Lounge? click here

The Vendors Lounge is for vendors only and is full of resources to help grow your business and connect with engaged couples.   This page is your planning dashboard that will include easy access to areas on our site.  Be sure to check back often for updated navigation options to complete your online expo experience.

Have you ever tried to sign up for a local expo or local wedding show only to find out that you couldn’t reserve a booth because your wedding category was filled up?  Most local wedding shows only have a certain amount of space per category, which leaves a lot of vendors left out.  Here at Wedding Expo Online there are no booths to rent, or limits to how many vendors per category can participate in our live online wedding community.

By offering our online wedding community, you get to decide what features on our website you want to participate in.   Wedding Expo Online is the platform many vendors have been waiting for.

To enter the expo be sure join us on the Center Stage page.

Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter below to stay up to date on current wedding ideas, FREE wedding stuff and wedding discounts!

FILL UP THE EXPO

Filling up our online Expo is so exciting!  By taking advantage of the advertising options on our site, that are included with your membership, you will be actively busy connecting with qualified engaged couples.   If you would like to participate in all of our vendor options be sure to register today!   We have made it very affordable to get your business noticed, and to help you connect with engaged couples.

By participating in filling up the expo, engaged couples will learn about your wedding business, and they will want to connect with you.   Here in the Vendors Lounge we have listed links to areas on our site that will help grow your business so you can connect directly with qualified engaged couples.  Be sure to check out the Q&A page for vendors if you have any questions.

SUCCESSFULLY MARKET YOUR BUSINESS ON OUR SITE

When it comes to connecting with qualified engaged couples and building your business, we are here to help you every step of the way.  We go into depth on one of the most important details when it comes to marketing your business.  Click on the icon above to learn all of the ways you can have a successful marketing campaign on Wedding Expo Online.

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLES

Do you want to submit an article about your wedding business?  Now you can!  Share your wedding business with engaged couples on our site.  Do you have a certain product and/or service that you want to write an article about?  Do you want to write about a certain topic that engaged couples are looking for?  This is a great way to increase your advertising on our site and to connect with engaged couples.  People that view your article(s) can share it on their social media sites, they can like your article, and they can also look you up in our vendor directory and go right to your profile page to connect directly with you.  Submitting articles to our site is included with your monthly membership. 

CREATE A PHOTO OR VIDEO GALLERY

We are so excited to have this option available to wedding vendors on our site!  Galleries are a great way to exhibit your products, wedding business, and to drive more traffic to your website and/or retail shop.  Display your photos and videos today!
To see how your gallery will displayed, check out the Wedding Show Runway page.  Be sure to read the vendors Q&A page for rules and regulations to uploading photos and videos to our site.  Be sure you are registered on our site and are logged in to appear on our Runway page.

JOIN OUR FORUMS AND GROUPS

Our forums and groups are a great way to connect with engaged couples.  There are rules for our forums so be sure to visit the Q&A page for vendors for full details on what you can and cannot post on the forums.  Join the forums today to comment on posts, create groups/topics, or click on your favorites to save for later.  Check out the forums page for more details.

VENDOR DIRECTORY

Once you become a member, take a look at our vendor directory and make sure your information is showing up correctly.  You can go into your account and click on profile, and then click on edit.   You’ll want to make sure that the information you want to show up in the directory is changed to ‘everyone’, so all engaged couples can click on your name.  Members will be able to search for your business by display name, business name, city, state, or wedding category.  If you need instructions on how to edit your profile be sure to check out the Profile Instruction page.

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS VENDORS HAVE ON THIS SITE

Do you have questions about our site?  Visit our Q&A page for vendors to see the answers to our most popular questions.

WEDDING EXPO ONLINE CENTER STAGE

The Center Stage is where our live online community comes together in one location to help you on your journey in building your wedding business.  Live newsfeed from our online members (engaged couples and vendors) who are posting questions, posting ideas, posting products, etc.  You can add members to your friends list for easy access to your favorites.  You can also join in our forums, enter contests and connect with engaged couples and other vendors.  Finally, a place where you can connect with the wedding community in real time.  Be sure to check out the Q&A page for vendors for the rules on what you can and cannot post on our live social community.  Our expo on Center Stage is available 24/7.  See you in the Expo!

ARTICLES NEEDED FOR OUR SITE

Here you will find a list of ideas you can write articles about.  Be sure to check back often for an updated list.  Click the ‘click here’ button to submit your article.

-Write an article about your wedding category.  Example:  If you are a florist you can write an article about wedding flowers, etc.

-Engaged couples are looking for wedding vendors in their local area.  You can write an article about your wedding business and how you can offer wedding products, and/or wedding services locally in your area.  Don’t forget to put your city and state in your article so it appears in our search for local vendors.

-Write an article that highlights your wedding business.   What is your wedding business about?  Do you have a local retail shop?  Do you only sell online?, etc.

more coming soon!

EVENTS CALENDAR

Our events page displays all upcoming events submitted by our vendor members.  Submit an event at any time.  Take a look at our events page to see what your event will look like.  Click on the ‘click here’ button to submit your event.

Current Holiday Sales Event!

Our next big holiday sales event is on November 30th.  If you are a small business and want to participate in the Small Business Saturday event  be sure you are a vendor member so you can participate.  Check out the article on how to participate in our Small Business Saturday event.

HOW TO EDIT AND MANAGE YOUR PROFILE PAGE

To access your profile page you must become a member and be logged into your account.  Once you are logged in you can go the profile instructions page by clicking on the ‘click here’ button to learn how to edit and manage your profile.

GREAT ADVICE IF YOU ARE NEEDING A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

My name is Sandy and I’m an Etsy shop owner, owner of Creating Paper Memories, and also a member of Wedding Expo Online.  I want to share with you how I was able to get a small business loan in less than six minutes.  I have been using this loan company since 2012 and being an Etsy shop owner I needed a way to get a loan fast.  I was approved in less than six minutes and had money in my PayPal account within minutes.  Never having to talk to a lender on the phone or faxing any paperwork.   Kabbage was able to verify my business sales from all the information I filled out on their form.  Now, whenever I need quick cash I can take out small loans when I need them.  

DON’T HAVE A BUSINESS WEBSITE?

If you don’t have a business website, that is ok!  We can make a landing page for you here on Wedding Expo Online at no extra cost.   It’s included with your membership.  Contact us after you become a member and we can get your landing page up and running within a few days.

   

GIVEAWAY CONTESTS 

What a great way to get more engaged couples to see your business!  Do you have a wedding product, and/or service that you would like to donate to our contest?  We hold a giveaway several times a year and winner(s) will be announced on our Center Stage page.  By participating in our giveaways, there will be a link to you Wedding Expo Online profile page and your business website so engaged couples can connect with you.   You will also receive extra mentions on our Center Stage page and other social media sites.  Submit your donations today and be part of our giveaways contests!  Click on the ‘click here’ button for more info.

ARE YOU AN ETSY SHOP OWNER OR HAVE A BUSINESS WEBSITE?

Are you an Etsy shop owner or have a business website that needs a little boost in your sales?  Well, we’re here to give you some insight on what might improve your overall numbers on Etsy.  Over the past several years Etsy has made some major changes to their website and it’s left some Etsy shop owners with declined sales and their products in the Etsy search almost obsolete.  Being an Etsy shop owner myself, I found that the businesses that are in the wedding category just kind of get buried in the 1.98 million shops, and over 50 million products that are listed on Etsy.  Etsy’s statistics were updated August 6, 2018.  Wedding Expo Online has also created a platform for you to successfully market you business to direct new customers to your Etsy shop and/or website.  To learn more, click on the ‘click here’ button.

HOW TO JOIN OR CREATE A GROUP ON OUR SITE

Create a group about your wedding business or join an existing group that meets the criteria for your wedding business.  Other members can join your group, comment on your groups forum posts, or create a topic within the group.   This is a great way for engaged couples to learn about your wedding business and to connect with you.  We highly recommend that you submit your portfolios and create a group about your wedding products and/or services.  once an engaged couple views your portfolio they may want to ask questions and connect with you.

PAY IT FORWARD

Many engaged couples are going through hardships during their wedding planning and they need some help.  GoFundMe campaigns from our Engaged Couples going through hardships could be choses to be displayed on our Center Stage.  There is also a Pay It Forward Group/Forum so you can let members know you support them.  If you can’t donate a monetary gift you can list coupons/sales in the group to help with their smaller budget for their wedding.   We will highlight vendor members that go above and beyond when it comes to Paying It Forward.

Online Magazine

Our online quarterly magazine will be coming soon!  Vendors are busy working on their content, sales and articles.   Check out our first edition in December of 2019!

Welcome

Thank you for helping us fill up the Expo! Be sure to visit the links under the ‘CENTER STAGE’ tab at the top of the page to help you navigate through our site. If you need help or have questions, you can find us on the Center Stage page or on the forums. Congrats to our Engaged Couples members on your engagement and to our new Vendor members. We are so excited to have you here in the Expo!

Vendor Directory

Reading an article or viewing a portfolio from a vendor that you want to connect with?  Members can go to a vendors profile page or vendors website by searching vendor author name, business name, city, state, or category in the vendor directory.    Search here

Come On In

Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Day at the Expo