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Wedding Mapper Connects Brides in Local Communities with Ask-A-Bride to Boost Wedding Planning Collaboration

Ask-A-Bride enables free, interactive do-it-yourself wedding planning with local brides

Peak wedding season is approaching and more than 2.2 million U.S. couples plan to wed this year. With do-it-yourself planning on the rise, Wedding Mapper, the premier online destination for engaged couples worldwide, is unveiling the industry’s first bridal collaboration service, Ask-A-Bride. Through Ask-A-Bride, brides can now ask newlyweds direct questions about their wedding décor, theme, location, vendors and more. Ask-A-Bride offers brides access to Wedding Mapper’s online community of more than 35,000 brides who have shared their wedding stories, photos and vendor reviews in over 10,000 cities worldwide.

“After months of planning, brides become local wedding experts and have extensive knowledge to share with brides-to-be going through the same process,” said Julie King, vice president of sales and marketing for Wedding Mapper. “Through Ask-A-Bride, we enable brides to learn directly from local newlyweds who are typically excited to share their wedding knowledge and experiences.”

To leverage Wedding Mapper’s Ask-A-Bride service, brides explore Real Weddings in a destination city and select the “Ask a Question” button to contact a particular bride. An email is then sent to the bride who can choose to respond to the question on Ask-A-Bride launched in beta in February 2009, and hundreds of brides have since used it to receive direct advice on topics ranging from vendors to wedding personalization to floral décor. To date, 70 percent of questions submitted via Ask-A-Bride have received voluntary responses from brides within one week.

With reduced budgets, brides are taking on more wedding planning tasks themselves, according to The Wedding Report‘s Q1 2009 State of the Industry survey. To support a budget-conscious bride, Wedding Mapper offers other free, do-it-yourself planning tools and services including “Ask the Expert,” where brides get personal questions answered by wedding expert and author, Sharon Naylor. Brides can also create custom wedding maps, explore 35,000 Real Weddings, examine vendor reviews, find local wedding events, or post questions on local and global message boards.

“Today’s bride is increasingly engaged in the wedding planning process seeking to make her day personal and unique,” said Julie King. “We foresee more brides joining the DIY movement in 2009 and look forward to supporting them with interactive wedding planning tools that make it fun, efficient, and best of all, free.”

About Wedding Mapper

Wedding Mapper is the premiere online destination for engaged couples worldwide, featuring interactive planning tools and more than 35,000 Real Weddings with photos, stories and detailed vendor reviews from more than 10,000 cities around the world. Delivering personalized solutions for engaged couples, Wedding Mapper’s innovative platform connects users with wedding experts and married couples, facilitates conversation on its hyper-local message boards, enables customization of wedding maps, informs users of local events, and more. For businesses, Wedding Mapper offers the industry’s first auction-based localized advertising platform built on proprietary technology that enables vendors to reach local, qualified prospects in a cost-effective manner. Founded in January 2007, Wedding Mapper is a privately-held company based in San Francisco, CA.

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J'ADORE Love Photography Contest

J’ADORE Love Photography is giving away FREE destination wedding coverage!!!

The lucky winner will receive:
  • Photographer and second shooter present full wedding day coverage ( Up to 10 hrs)
  • Your proofs online
  • All your images on a master CD (HD quality)
  • Post production image retouching and editing
  • A feature story on J'Adore & PR Wedding planner website & blog!
To qualify:
  • You must head over heals , cant live without , totally in love!
  • You must be having a destination wedding between May 2009- Oct 2010
  • You must be able to provide transportation (flights & a hotel room for 2 for 1 night)
To enter e-mail the following information to:
  • Name and contact information
  • Wedding date, venue name, and location
  • Tell us how you fell in love and a quick reason for why you should be the winner!!!
BONUS - If you are the lucky winner and you are having your destination wedding on the gorgeous island I call home, Puerto Rico, mention Puerto Rico Wedding Planner and receive 10% off full wedding coordination services!!! 

Good luck!!!

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Wildflower Linens

When she began Wildflower Linen, owner Youngsong Martin created a new standard for tabletop and event design. A former fashion designer, Youngsong infused her linen collections with rich textures and patterns. She played with unique materials and even shapes to dress tables and chairs in looks as sexy and in vogue as those created for runway models. Ultimately, Youngsong and Wildflower Linen have made table design haute.

Wildflower's extensive inventory of shades, styles and designs reflect Youngsong's avant-garde fashion sense. Collections are released several times a year and mirror couture trends from Milan, Paris and New York. Trips to China, France and Italy Keep Youngsong on the cutting edge of today's looks and tomorrow's trends.

Wildflower Linens are sought after by everyone from brides, corporate planner, celebrities and everyone who is looking to add style and grace to their table. Youngson's unqiue tabletop designs have appeared on TV shows such as ABC's Extreme Weddings and in magazines such a Grace Ormonde Weddings, Inside Weddings, Wedding Bells, Special Evens magazine and the Orange County Register.

As one of the most innovative and exciting designers of rental tabletop linen, chair covers and more, Youngsong's goal is to always bring more to the table. From simple elegance to delicious decadence, Wildflower Linens extensive inventory has something for every one and every budget.

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