It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. In fact, the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is approximately $30,000. If the cost of your wedding is a major source of stress for you and your partner, you should look into getting your wedding sponsored. Having your wedding sponsored will allow you to host the wedding of your dreams without having to restrict the number of guests or cut costs. Here are some tips on how to get your outdoor wedding sponsored.
How to Create a Brand for Yourself
In order to attract potential sponsors for your wedding, you’ll need to establish a brand for yourself. A good way to get your name out there and start developing your image is to start a blog that details the story of your relationship. This allows potential sponsors to learn about you—as a couple—and determine if they think it would be beneficial for their business goals to pay for parts of your wedding.
What Businesses Gain from Sponsoring Your Wedding
When a business sponsors your wedding, you’re not the only one that benefits. Increasingly, many companies are looking for unique ways to market their products and services. Traditional marketing strategies, such as TV commercials, are becoming less and less effective at attracting customers and generating business conversions. In response, many companies are turning to influencer marketing as a new way of generating leads. Specifically, sponsored weddings are gaining popularity as a marketing technique due to the ideal atmosphere a wedding provides for positive branding.
So, if you have developed a brand as a couple, getting your wedding sponsored is not out of the realm of possibility. To start looking for potential sponsors, you should make a list of companies that you would like to contribute to your wedding and start building relationships with them.
How to Make Sure You’re the Ideal Couple to Sponsor
Businesses won’t just sponsor any couple that comes knocking at their door. Just like any other business arrangement, wedding sponsors will want to know that they will get a return on their investment—any wedding sponsorship needs to benefit both parties involved. The best way to position yourself as an ideal couple to sponsor is to build a strong social media following on Instagram or Facebook. With a strong social media presence, you won’t have a hard time convincing businesses to contribute to your wedding.
Gaining sponsorship is not an overnight process. Convincing companies to sponsor your wedding is a lot of work and requires a high level of confidence. However, with some motivation and persistence, you can get companies to contribute to your special day.
Contact Windows on the Water to Plan Your Dream Outdoor Wedding
If you are planning an outdoor wedding in Central New Jersey, the expert wedding staff at Windows on the Water is here to help. Our experienced wedding planners will incorporate your theme, colors, and design aesthetic into all the small details of your wedding day. Additionally, our team will guide you through every aspect of the planning process, including creating spectacular menus, seating charts, and floral arrangements.
Do you have your perfect outdoor wedding in mind and need help planning all the details? Contact us today at (609) 208-9475 or fill out our online contact form to learn about the amenities and services we have available.