WeddingDay Magazine - Issue 1 2018

There is a special place in my heart for brides and grooms planning a wedding from a distance.

My husband and I were living in Naples, Florida at the time we became engaged. It was the early ‘80’s – no Internet, no websites – only telephones to dial the day away.  National magazines were there, but provided no local resource information. The only real true local resource was word of mouth from vendors and brides that have gone before you! Given the size of our families, we chose to get married in South Bend. There we were, 1,100 miles away. My lifeline was my mother, who like most mothers, had no wedding planning experience. She spent her day dialing the phone and talking with vendor after vendor. Now that I really think about it, I regret that I may never have thanked her for all her hard work – don’t make that same mistake!

The Internet has turned the bridal industry upside down and inside out in the way couples plan today. Although testimonials and referrals still remain incredibly important, there are other important factors that millennials rely on before even contacting a vendor today. Trust in the source of information is incredibly important, as is the ability to personalize whatever it is they are purchasing, and adding originality is key!

What we’ve learned over the last five or so years is that this trend of distance planning continues to grow, and thanks to the Internet, we’ve discovered that we are the #1 source for wedding planning in the Midwest! We are now able to report on facts like website traffic source, social media followers and how our audience engages with us to substantiate that claim! We can inspire with beautiful photography and capture attention with features and relevant articles. And we can assist vendors in getting in front our very large audience of couples and wedding industry professionals throughout the Midwest region. And yes, a tangible magazine is still there for those who still want the touch and feel experience, and of course, phones are still with us for the personal voice communication experience.

It is a whole new era in wedding planning. No matter where you reside or the destination in the Midwest that you choose, WeddingDay – your trusted and reliable brand – is here to assist!

Happy Planning,

Denise Crowel
Founder & Publisher
WeddingDay Magazine

 

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• Bed, Bath, & Beyond, College Mall (Bloomington), White Hall Crossing (Bloomington), Clifty Crossing (Columbus), Mishawaka, Valparaiso, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, IN; and Grandville, MI
• Williams-Sonoma, The Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis
• Crate&Barrel, The Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis

The Team

FOUNDER & PUBLISHER
Denise Katherine Crowel
 
EDITORIAL   

Carri Fras - Editorial Director
 

CREATIVE
Kaitlyn Smale - Creative Director
 

 

ADVERTISING SALES

Jennifer Bobelenyi - Regional Marketing Specialist
Doug Elder - Account Executive 
Savannah Hope - Sales & Marketing Specialist

Contributor

Eric Woolridge - Style Consultant