It wasn’t until I started planning my wedding that I realized what a great little wedding community Knoxville has…it really surprised me how many amazing photographers, bridal shows, vendors, Etsy shop owners, etc. there were here! And while the focus of my posts here on the Plunge Project are generally not focused specifically on Knoxville, occasionally I do like to feature cool things I find.
Last week, I had lunch with someone who (like me) came out of her wedding with not only an amazing marriage, but also a cool little business. After her 2010 wedding, Haley Dotson had the idea for the Bride Link. She planned her wedding in four months during a busy college spring semester, and while she found a number of wedding tools online, none of them really tailored to her needs. She wanted a single location where she could shop for vendors, as well as give vendors a way to see her wedding details and budget without having to pick up the phone to see what vendors had her date available and were in her price range. This need is what spurred the creation of the Bride Link.
Haley showed me the Bride Link last week, and I must say — I was impressed! I WISH it was around when I was planning my wedding! (And for the record, this is NOT a sponsored post.)
To use the Bride Link, you simply create a profile, input your wedding details like wedding date, guest estimate, budget and preferences (like indoor v. outdoor, same ceremony and reception location v. two different locations, photography style, plated meal v. buffet, and MUCH more). Then, the Bride Link connects you with vendors that are not only available on your big day but also fit your price range and preference list. You choose the vendors you share your profile with, and you go from there. It’s pretty much your one-stop vendor shopping hub! Pretty cool, right?
This video explains in more detail if you’re interested…
Currently, the Bride Link is only available for Knoxville brides, but Haley tells me she’s interested in expanding when the time is right. So if you’re planning an East Tennessee wedding, sign up for the Bride Link today. If you’re in another city, stay tuned! I’m betting this idea will go far!
About Nicole Denton
With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.