Say I do to Bridestory

Southeast Asia’s leading wedding marketplace earning trust of vendors

 
A Southeast Asian company is taking the wedding industry by storm. Using technology to their advantage, Bridestory connects wedding professionals to couples across the globe in the most convenient way possible. It is the leading wedding marketplace in the region.

“Wedding vendors are very good at what they do, however, not all of them can market their brands in an appropriate way, which is an important factor for success. Bridestory is here to solve that problem,” said Kevin Mintaraga, Chief Executive Officer of Bridestory.

Bridestory's vendor app, Bridestory Pro now available! 

The platform works both as an inspiration site and a directory of wedding professionals. Through Bridestory, couples can get inspirations from a catalogue of works accomplished by professionals. Bridestory also enables wedding professionals to expand their reach by providing an avenue for couples around the world to contact them easily.

After launching in January 2014, Bridestory has garnered the trust of couples and vendors in its home country, Indonesia, as well as from neighbours such as Singapore and Australia.

Over 15,000 vendors from 39 countries, including 12,000 hailing from the Southeast Asian region, are doing business with the help of Bridestory. Vendors are categorized based on their expertise, be it dress and attire or photography, among others.

Bridestory already has 200 local vendors shortly after launching their Philippine website (www.bridestory.com.ph) last August. 

SEALED WITH A KISS. Photo Courtesy of Mayad Studios.
“Bridestory has a good reputation overseas for featuring the best wedding inspiration for readers and serving as a channel for different suppliers to feed the needs of particular clients,” said Sheena Caburog of Mayad Studios, who signed up in August.

”We expect for Bridestory to continue upholding the same here in the Philippines, inspiring couples to get the best for the best days of their lives,” Caburog added.

Mayad Studios have been commissioned to photograph weddings around the world including ones in Fiji, Africa, India and London among others.

Bridestory is the right partner for vendors aiming to seize the opportunities of the growing digital market, adds Mintaraga.

“We signed up with Bridestory because of the market and its potential. We don’t usually join bridal fairs so we only get to promote online,” said Chyv Reyes of MangoRed, a photography studio in the Philippines.

MangoRed photographed the weddings of Kitchie Nadal and Carlos Lopez and Iya Villania and Drew Arellano.

According to Similarweb, a traffic estimator tool, Bridestory has become the most visited wedding website in Southeast Asia by August 2015, with more than 500,000 visits per month.

A tech company at its core, Bridestory provides their vendors with invaluable electronic data.

“We give real time leads with contact and measurable marketing. We have experts on digital marketing and we invest on optimizing the vendor’s online presence via digital marketing tools,” said Mintaraga.

The company has just launched their very own vendor app, Bridestory Pro, which enables vendors to manage and promote their business in Bridestory through mobile devices.

Bridestory Pro allow vendors to view their profile statistics, receive notifications regarding inquiries from users, manage such queries, manage their subscription, and update their business profile information.

With Bridestory, vendors can promote their products globally and receive inquiries from prospective clients. Vendors will be able to self-upload and update their portfolios to the site. In addition, there is a vendor tagging feature with which vendors can ‘tag’ others who they collaborated with on a project.

“Bridestory is a great platform because when couples find something, they can easily see the vendor in the tag and they can connect with them,” said Reyes.

Bridestory also owns an international blog and a social media network with a global audience of more than 2 million. Wedding inspirations submitted by both couples and vendors are featured daily in these channels.

Weddings are becoming more “imaginative, creative and personal” all at once said Caburog. Through Bridestory, vendors can show couples their unique touch.
With Bridestory, wedding professionals can help more couples around the world make their special day, the best there is.

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Previous Post: October 28, 2015

Plan your perfect wedding with Bridestory


SOME like their weddings to be the grandest celebration, regal and majestic in every detail. Then there are those who like it quaint and intimate. Others, however, prefer a scenic affair, a communion with Mother Nature.



A BEAUTIFUL AFFAIR. MangoRed, one of the vendors in the Bridestory roster, captured the magical moments in Kitchie Nadal and Carlos Lopez' wedding. (Photo courtesy of MangoRed)
A wedding celebrates the union of two people, and setting up the perfect scene for that once-in-a-lifetime moment is important. Sometimes, it proves to be difficult to plan out the perfect wedding and find the right vendors without that much effort.

Thankfully, a company from Indonesia found a way to give couples a hand in planning their perfect wedding to every little detail.

Bridestory helps couples make their dream wedding come true by connecting them to wedding professionals across the globe. It has now become the leading wedding marketplace in Southeast Asia.

The firm targets the younger generation “who are savvy and prefer to obtain information online,” said Kevin Mintaraga, Chief Executive Officer of Bridestory.

“Couples that plan their wedding with Bridestory will end up with better, more beautiful, more savvy wedding, since we believe that they will make well-informed decision with Bridestory,” he added.

CAPTURED. Jaja Samaniego, a vendor in Bridestory, helped a couple capture their most loving moments. (Photo courtesy of Jaja Samaneigo)

To craft a unique and personalized wedding, start with Bridestory. The platform works both as an inspiration site and a directory for finding wedding professionals. Be inspired by a catalogue of works accomplished by wedding professionals from all over the world. And unlike most inspiration sites, with Bridestory, engaged couples can easily connect with the vendor who has made that inspiration into a reality.

After launching their local Philippine website (www.bridestory.com.ph), Bridestory has a curated list of over 200 local vendors. They are grouped based on the type of services that they offer—including dress and attire, catering, hair and make-up, flowers, and photography—in total of over 20 categories. You can easily find vendors based on location, specialty, colour, and most importantly, budget.


THE WEDDING PLANNING EXPERIENCE. Bridestory makes planning your wedding day easier.
Engaged couples can also connect and engage wedding vendors from top wedding destinations. Over 15,000 vendors from 39 countries, including 12,000 hailing from the Southeast Asian region, have enlisted their businesses with Bridestory. Thus, planning for an overseas wedding or photoshoot can easily be done, let it be a pre-wedding shoot in Amanpulo or a wedding in Bali.

Moreover, Bridestory also has a blog section, which contains wealth of wedding tips and inspirations that help couples to customize their wedding details into a unique concept that match their personality. Couples and vendors alike can also submit their wedding photos and get a chance to be featured in Bridestory’s international blog and social media, which are followed by more than 2 million international audiences.

Bridestory promises an inspirational, smooth and productive wedding planning experience. With Bridestory you can seamlessly turn your dream wedding into a reality, at the comfort of your fingertips./PR Works

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