Join our Vendor Guide
Cake and Lace’s vendor guide allows you to create a dedicated vendor page that will be put in front of our audience of readers, many of whom are actively planning their wedding. Our Vendor Guide is more than a place for you to upload your portfolio; it’s designed to be an incredibly interactive platform to help you gain business and exposure.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
High Conversion Rate
When someone peruses your vendor page, they’re typically a bride or groom who is actively planning their wedding. Therefore, they’re likely looking for vendors to hire, meaning a greater probability that you’ll receive an inquiry.
Our Vendor Guide also serves as a review platform. Past clients can leave a testimonial and star rating on your vendor page to convince prospective clients why they should hire you.
Search Engine Optimization
When you join our Vendor Guide, you’ll have your very own custom URL to your vendor page, which helps significantly with search engine optimization. What does that mean? Even outside of Cake and Lace, your vendor page helps increase your searchability, making your business more easily discoverable.
Discounted Advertising Costs
Members of our Vendor Guide are able to take advantage of discounted advertising costs for sponsored posts and newsletter features. This is our little way of rewarding you for joining and taking a step closer to reaching your business goals.
When you have a feature to submit, your submission will be reviewed before everyone else’s. You’ll receive a quicker response and will likely be featured sooner by being a member of our Vendor Guide.
Highlighted when Featured
When you’re featured on our blog, your vendor page will be distinguished in the vendor list so our readers see your profile first.
Prospective clients will be able to fill out a contact form on your vendor page to quickly and conveniently reach out to you. Since prospective clients don’t have to leave your vendor page to get in touch, they’re more likely to make contact. As a result, this has proven to be very beneficial to our Vendor Guide members. All inquiries will be delivered immediately right to your inbox.
Social Media Exposure
Vendors have the chance to be featured on our social media accounts. Every Sunday we host Vendor Sunday, where we feature a handful of vendors. Vendors will also be able to join a collaborative Pinterest group board to share their work.
Chance to Become an Awarded Vendor
Starting in 2017, Cake and Lace will annually award the most exceptional vendors in the industry across the globe. We’ll let our readers and your clients decide who deserves to win this prestigious award, based on your vendor profile page reviews. By joining the guide you’ll be able to be considered for a Top Vendor award or an Honorable Mention.
Below is a list of what’s included with a Vendor Guide membership.
- – your very own vendor page: includes dedicated URL; business name; company description; contact information- website, email address, phone number, and social media accounts (we currently support Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Vimeo); locations served; and vendor category (up to 4 included)
- – review platform
- – contact form to receive inquiries right to your email inbox
- – portfolio with up to 30 images/videos
- – ability to update your page and portfolio at any time
For just $150/year, you’ll be able to create a vendor profile in our vendor guide. Memberships are annual and non-refundable. At the end of each year, you’ll be notified via email that your membership is about to renew, at which point you have the option to cancel. If you do not cancel, your account will automatically renew and you will be billed for the upcoming year.
Become a Handpicked Member
Anyone can join our vendor guide, but our Handpicked Members are just that: handpicked. We select exceptional members of the wedding industry who exude expertise, creativity, and groundbreaking work. These members never cease to amaze us and always provide inspiration to our audience.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
In addition to the benefits included with our Vendor Guide membership, you’ll receive:
Distinguished, Featured Profile
Your vendor page will be listed in our Vendor Guide before all other members, and our pink diamond icon will signify you’re Handpicked. Therefore, you’ll receive more exposure and traffic by being seen first.
When you have a feature to submit, your submission will be reviewed first and foremost. Handpicked Members will receive a response to their submission within two days and will often be featured within one week.
Highlighted when Featured
When you’re featured on our blog, your vendor page will be distinguished in the vendor list so our readers see your profile first. You’ll be listed before other Vendor Guide members and we’ll also include your profile’s thumbnail to entice readers to learn more about your company.
Each year you’re a Handpicked Member, you’ll receive 1 dedicated Instagram post, 1 dedicated Facebook post, a newsletter feature, and 1 sponsored blog post to take your business’s exposure to the next level.
The investment for becoming a Handpicked Member is $350/year. Memberships are annual and non-refundable. At the end of each year you’ll be notified via email that your membership is about to renew, at which point you have the option to cancel or downgrade to a regular Vendor Guide profile. If you do not cancel, your account will automatically renew and you will be billed for the upcoming year. Please note that Cake and Lace reserves the right not to renew your Handpicked Member status if your business does not maintain the characteristics and quality of work required to be a Handpicked Member.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Join our Vendor Guide and set up your company’s profile. Make sure you complete your profile and portfolio as much as possible before we review it.
2. Email email@example.com expressing your interest in becoming a Handpicked Member.
3. We’ll review your profile and conduct some research on your business.
4. Within one week of receiving your email, we’ll let you know whether or not you’ve been accepted. If you are accepted, we’ll invoice you for the remaining balance ($550) and upgrade your account status to Handpicked Member. We’ll also send you your exclusive Handpicked Member badge.