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Part 3: The Past, Present and Future of the Wedding Industry

Matt Douglas | Posted 03.17.2017 | Business
Matt Douglas

I could have written a similar analysis for almost any industry -- from transportation to music, and from healthcare to retail. We are living in a revolutionary time, where technology has changed markets that have been stagnant for decades.

Part 2: The Past, Present & Future of the Wedding Industry

Matt Douglas | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business
Matt Douglas

Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series about the Past, Present, & Future of the Wedding Industry. To receive future blog posts by email, sign up for ...

Part 1: The Past, Present and Future of the Wedding Industry

Matt Douglas | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
Matt Douglas

The wedding industry is a great example of an industry in transition, spurred on by digital innovation.


Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 02.01.2017 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The thing is, I, and many other planners I know, truly want to work with everyone involved when planning a wedding. It's a team sport and a good planner knows and respects that.

Don't Say 'Divorce' in the Wedding Industry

Sasha Vasilyuk | Posted 01.18.2017 | Divorce
Sasha Vasilyuk

Divorcée is not a nice word. It's a word that tries to be as chic as a little black dress, but ends up more like a bunny suit on an aging cocktail wa...

5 Startups Disrupting the Wedding Industry

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 08.13.2016 | Small Business
Shane Paul Neil

Wedivite was launched in late 2013 by Israeli entrepreneur Ben Novak and today supports multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Polish to name a few. The company has so far received an undisclosed amount in seed funding.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Why Marriage Equality Is Great For The Economy | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business

Another reason to celebrate equality.

6 Things Guys Should Know About Proposing and Planning A Wedding

Alf LaMont | Posted 06.23.2016 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Here I stand. Two and a half weeks away from the happy day. I am staring right down the double barrell of nuptial bliss and people are STILL RSVPing, WEEKS after the RSVP deadline. At the risk of offending these guests, I hate them.

5 Critical Elements That Make a Wedding Trade Show Worth Participating In

Renee Strauss | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

As a vendor, determining the event at which you should showcase your work -- and for which you should spend your hard-earned money to do so -- continues to be the million-dollar question.

Building Your Wedding Business: Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Renee Strauss | Posted 08.17.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Let's face it: There are tens or even hundreds of great vendors per category -- and many who never make those "lists" are incredible at their jobs. So, how do you get referrals you need to grow your business? By creating powerful relationships.

Finding the Right "Fit:" Do You, Bride, Take This Vendor?

Renee Strauss | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Over the years, I learned that determining your core customer one of the most important things a wedding vendor or company must do in order to be fruitful.

What It Really Takes to Sell Bridal Gowns

Renee Strauss | Posted 04.05.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

She didn't help her up. She didn't fluff the train. She didn't offer her any accessory options. Need I say more?

5 Lies The Wedding Industry Is Selling (But We're Not Buying)

Anne Simone | Posted 03.23.2014 | Weddings
Anne Simone

I love weddings. Weddings are the soul of my work as a photographer. But they're also the foundation of a multi-billion dollar industry rife with questionable traditions and irrational expenses. Before you dive into wedding planning, here are five myths you need to identify -- and dismiss! -- the moment they show their ugly faces.

Engaged Couples' Biggest Challenge

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The billion dollar wedding industry sells engagement as a time of sweep trains, fondants, and last hurrahs in Vegas. But engagement is just as likely to be remembered for stress-induced meltdowns, battles over money and control, and family dynamics gone horribly wrong.

Ashley Balcerzak

Baker Still Denies Business To Gay Couples, Despite SCOTUS Rulings | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The federal government may now be recognizing same-sex marriages, but don't expect Victoria's Cake Cottage in Des Moines, Iowa, to do th...

Wedding Industry Prepares For Big Boom Post-DOMA | Posted 06.28.2013 | Weddings

After the gavel, comes the chiming of wedding bells …and the ringing of cash registers....

Stephanie Hallett

In Defense Of 'Me, Me, Me' Weddings | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 06.21.2013 | Weddings

In a scathing takedown of the modern American wedding industry on The Daily Beast Wednesday, writer Hannah Seligson detailed her particular distaste f...

Wedding Industry Insider: Tradeshows, Tweets and Talent

Patricia Vining | Posted 07.21.2013 | Weddings
Patricia Vining

In life and in business, you get what you give. Start building that village!

10 Things The Wedding Industry Won't Tell You | Posted 04.22.2013 | Weddings

1. “We could go out of business before your big day.” Wedding spending tumbled 32% during the recession, from an average of $28,730 per event i...

How Wedding Reality Shows Are Affecting The Industry | Posted 04.17.2013 | Weddings

Ever since the TV series "CSI" debuted on CBS in 2000, there has been talk about the CSI effect: Juries often now expect prosecutors to have unrealist...

Who Really Profits Off Weddings?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Weddings

If you're planning on tying the knot in the next five years, you'll be doing a lot to boost the economy. Industry research group IBIS World reporte...

An Open Letter To Lesbian And Gay Couples Who Want To Get Married

Todd Clayton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Clayton

Congratulations on finding love. It's hard, you know. But just wait till you hear how hard it can be for gay and lesbian couples to pull together their big days. As it turns out, it's pretty tough.

The Biggest Sign That The Wedding Industry Has Failed

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

YES, you read correctly: they want to rent themselves out as human billboards in order to pay for their wedding.

Why An Ironic, Low-Key Wedding Is Still A Wedding | Posted 03.07.2013 | Weddings

There are, the New York Times reports, engagement rings designed with "'gals'" who "'don't want to look engaged'" in mind. Rings with black diamonds, ...

A Wedding Gown Designer's Worst Nightmare | Posted 03.01.2013 | Weddings

When she discovered that her wedding gowns were being knocked off in China and sold online, Elizabeth Dye felt both frustrated and flattered....