By 2010 we were managing strategic print campaigns which gave the Whitsundays massive exposure in the major Australian bridal publications.
In 2013, we hosted our first media famil—allowing major wedding directories and influencers such as Cosmo Bride, Queensland Bride, and Modern Wedding to travel to the Whitsundays and experience it for themselves. Immersed in our romantic, luxury locations, they were able to experience some of the most memorable experiences our local wedding suppliers had to offer and give personal recommendations to their own audiences of brides in search of wedding destination ideas. We found this offer to be so beneficial that we hosted three more in the years afterwards—one in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well.
2018 was an exciting year with the legalisation of same sex weddings and the incredible Joshua’s wedding media campaign—the couple won our all-inclusive Whitsundays wedding giveaway, and 15 of our community vendors came together to gift services that made this amazing wedding possible! As part of the campaign, each gifting vendor got nationwide exposure through the Joshua’s social media and their online following.
Towards the end of 2018 we updated our website again, keeping it fresh and appealing; enabling it to become more mobile friendly; and providing automated membership signups (making it much easier for local suppliers to benefit from the combined efforts of Weddings Whitsundays). By becoming a member, vendors can choose between three tier levels of membership and get access to benefits such as advertising, home page features, Facebook and Instagram promotion, Real Wedding blog submissions and referrals, expo participation, and tons more.
These milestones are an incredible look back at the progress we’ve made since the association started in 2007. Not only are we the most successful industry group in the Whitsundays in terms on longevity, but the amount of impact and success we’ve contributed to the Whitsundays wedding community as a volunteer organisation is simply outstanding.
We look forward to what the future brings, and working with many more happy couples here in the Whitsundays.
The best way to chat with us is via facebook messenger @weddingswhitsundays or email firstname.lastname@example.org