Disrupting & Inspiring the Overpriced $40B/year Wedding Industry
SEATTLE, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Wedcoupon.com is a member’s only sales events site targeting engaged couples seeking budget friendly, yet chic designer products, local wedding services, and honeymoon inspirations at up to 80% off retail. Immediate ‘engagement’ on the site has confirmed that the soon-to-be-wed are hungry for discounts, in a traditionally non-discounted world.
An ecommerce platform that offers sales events ranging from discounted high-demand wedding related merchandise, travel, wine, and services. Engaged couples and their attendants can register to receive emails about sales events that could save them a small fortune on one of life’s most expensive occasions. Registered members can also search for time-dated sales events via the ‘calendar function’ to discover local vendors discounts that coincide with their wedding date. Local sales events on wedding services are offered in Washington DC and Seattle, future cities include New York, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, and more. Everything from the dress, the honeymoon, and wine, to decor is offered nationally.
“I’ve been in the industry for 15 years and understand that weddings can be the most expensive event of a lifetime…but they don’t have to be!” Says Co-Founder, Katie Martin
Carolyn Gerin, Co-Founder, elaborates, “Wedcoupon offers on-trend, stylish solutions at affordable price points. Remember: the day after your wedding is the beginning of your economic life together…. If you want to live well, keep an eye on the balance sheet.”
Wedding and fashion industry experts curate covetable sales items and vendors that appear on the site; interested vendors must meet Wedcoupon qualifications to be featured. Post-wedding, the site will help newlyweds feather their nest for less. The Wedcoupon team is dedicated to breaking the mold of what a wedding/wedding budget should be… and how engaged couples shop.
“We are inspiring and stimulating interaction by listening to our members regarding which vendors they’d like to see on the site. Choose wisely, and your wed-gear can enjoy a second life after the big day.” Says Carina Walters – Wedcoupon CMO “We seek to be the couples ‘wedding co-pilot’ providing various views on sales events via social media: Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and our Blog.”
Wedcoupon was conceptualized by Carolyn Gerin creator of Chronicle Books bestselling Anti-Bride series/blog, Katie Martin publisher of Eco-Beautiful Weddings and owner of Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. & Jennifer Stein, publisher of Destination I Do magazine. They saw a need in the wedding industry for a platform to aggregate the best prices for engaged couples and their tribe. Ten weeks following angel funding, Wedcoupon developed their ecommerce technology and hired a team of key influencers and entrepreneurs in Seattle, WA. The Wedcoupon platform is poised to be a game changer in a tradition-bound industry that has not yet seen great leaps in client-oriented deals and services.