Top 5 Things to Make your Boutique Hotel Stand Out

While bigger hotels and those part of chains may have greater access to marketing budgets, staff and onsite facilities in general, boutique hotels can be smart too about how they attract weddings.

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The New Wedding Couple

The concept of the “traditional” couple in their 20’s, big white wedding is declining. Here we examine the “new couples” including same sex and older couples to identify some trends and share tips on how Venues can service them.

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How to Market your Wedding Venue using Video

“If it’s not moving, its Dead!” join Ciara Crossan on Thursday 12th July @ 3pm for a Webinar on How to Successfully Market your Wedding Venue using Video.

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Is your Wedding Venue GDPR ready?

This is my take out of how the new GDPR regulation relates to this industry having gone through training and an internal audit with a GDPR Consultant for our business.

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Our journey with GDPR – it’s not just about updating your Privacy Policy, but it’s a good start!

What we in WeddingDates are doing to prepare for GDPR to ensure we are compliant.

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Distribution in the MICE Market… my thoughts post Hotel Distribution Event 2017

Hoteliers may resist it, avoiding putting inventory for their event space online for fear of loss of control – but can you even imagine a hotel now not providing online bedroom booking on their websites?!

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First Look – how first impressions mean so much to wedding couples

63% of couples view fewer than 5 venues before booking their big day so what can hotels do to get themselves onto that elusive short list?

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We slashed our email list…want to know why?

You must think I’m mad as a box of frogs. Possibly! But I’m pretty sure I’m on the money with this one.

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Wedding Workshops…bringing the online, offline

Bringing our online community of brides into the real world with a series of Wedding Workshops around the country.

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The end of the wedding brochure?

The end of the wedding brochure as we know it? Virtual Reality is coming, within 2 years we’ll all be using it! There will be big opportunities for the hospitality industry and the way event space is sold.

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Best Western Annual Members Conference & Beacon Exhibition

Ciara Crossan from WeddingDates will be in attendance at the Best Western Annual Members Conference in Manchester January 2016.

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