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The Bride Link

Meet The Bride Link: Connecting Brides with Local Vendors

Created by former bride, Haley Dotson

After planning my wedding in 2010, I realized a wedding could possibly be the most complicated, time-consuming, and stressful event a woman will ever plan. From the wedding venue to hair and make-up, there are over twenty different vendor professionals a bride may hire to make her dream wedding come true. Brides usually work full time in school or in the office, causing it to be a challenge to find time to search for available and affordable vendors. From my experience as a bride, I created The Bride Link to save brides valuable time and relieve the stress of finding local, affordable wedding vendors. Here’s how…

The Bride Profile
One of the most frustrating and inefficient parts of planning my wedding was having to repeat my wedding details again and again to vendors to see if they were in my price range and available on my wedding date. Through The Bride Link, brides create a profile which includes all their wedding details. When they see a vendor that interests them, they are able to send a link request to that vendor. This is like a “friend” request on Facebook. This allows the vendor to see all the bride’s wedding details, including her budget and wedding date. From this point, the vendor and bride can communicate back and forth over The Bride Link’s messaging system in order to exchange quotes, availability, and other ideas for the wedding.

Shopping for Vendors
The Bride Link is designed to give brides all their vendor options in one place. It feels like an online bridal show, except the brides have access to free consolidated vendor information anytime they want and solely at their convenience. Instead of a booth, vendors have a profile providing brides with the most important information about their services including prices and pictures. The Bride Link even uses the bride’s profile information to match her with vendors in her price range. Through one click, the bride can send her wedding information to any vendor to see if they are available on her wedding date.

Problem Solved!
The Bride Link skips the time consuming work of searching on Google, emailing vendors, and calling to check for availability. After viewing a vendor’s prices and pictures, the bride can send her wedding information to any vendor for review. Brides do not need to worry about being spammed by wedding vendors ever again. On The Bride Link, the power is completely in the hands of the bride to initiate the relationship with the vendor. The Bride Link does not permit a vendor to see a bride’s profile until a link request is sent. During this extremely important time in a bride’s life, she will find The Bride Link is fun, innovative, and will revolutionize the way she connects with vendors.

Brides Who Love The Bride Link

“I never realized how many choices there were for flowers, cakes, decorations, and other vendors until I got engaged. The Bride Link makes it easy to connect with vendors who can work with my budget and my needs. The vendors on The Bride Link showed me that they wanted my business and would work with me to give me what I wanted to the best of their abilities.” – Jamie DeChaine and Kelsey Feldmann

“The Bride Link was a great starting point for me in my search for wedding venues and vendors that are located in my area. You can link with the vendors that you like and correspond in one place. It makes it very easy and stress free to plan a wedding. The inspiration boards have by far been my favorite part of the site. The boards give me ideas and inspiration for my own wedding.” – Paul Watson and Debbie Perry

“Haley and The Bride Link have been a valuable resource during my wedding planning process, especially The Bride Link vendor page. It introduced me to providers I didn’t know about! I think all Knoxville brides should explore the site. It’s so nice to have so much information about local vendors in one place, and Haley’s helpful and professional personality help to ensure that you find whatever you’re looking for!” – Jason Phillips and Lindsay Taylor

“The Bride Link has been absolutely amazing! They have all the vendors I was interested in, with contact information, all in one place! The emails I receive from The Bride Link have wonderful ideas and tips for how to make your wedding something focused on what you want and who you are as a person. It has shown me that if a classic, traditional wedding is not exactly for me, that’s ok! A wedding is supposed to be what you and your fiancé want. And at The Bride Link, I have been able to find exactly what I want for my wedding.” – James Krause and Emily Kiraly

Vendor Testimonials

“The Bride Link provides a unique service, offering the best of all worlds. It’s a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ where brides can learn more about vendors with the click of a mouse. In addition, the site delivers vendors the opportunity to reach a target-specific audience. For brides and vendors alike, The Bride Link provides excellent results with minimal effort. Strength definitely exists in numbers. By joining The Bride Link, I have seen a marked increase in customer inquiries.” – Nathan Manning, owner of Timeless Transportations

“Haley Dotson with The Bride Link has created a wonderful online meeting place for brides and vendors. With a functional, user-friendly website, the planning process is made easier for brides, and vendors have increased interest in their business. Haley has done a great job keeping up with social media trends, making The Bride Link easily accessible to many brides and therefore increasing traffic in our store!” – Cheryl Hyland, owner of White Table.

The Bride Link

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