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A Great Resource for Party Planners, A Great Value for Advertisers

North Fork Weddings and South Fork Weddings has been the best resource for wedding and special occasion planning in Long Island Wine Country and the Hamptons for the better part of a decade. We like to think it is our local perspective. Founded by Marguerite Schondebare of Southold in 2003, these websites were acquired in 2010 by another east end local, Judy McCleery, originally from Mattituck, but well-known on both sides of the Peconic. Because we are your neighbors, we understand the challenges facing a hospitality business here, and Judy has the expertise to help you market your services through the methods that the Internet and social media is now defining.

Brides and Wedding Couples Look for the North Fork/South Fork Weddings Seal of Approval.

For so many couples wedding planning can be a minefield of big promises, even bigger budgets and substandard service delivery. As a party professional, you know how the inexperienced and disreputable service providers can give the entire industry a black eye, yet it is a challenge to set your business apart from these bad actors.

Wedding service directories are all over the internet, with new ones cropping up every day. Every single one of them clamoring for attention leaving couples nearly paralyzed with information overload. Fortunately, there are a few they can rely on for good information and reliable vendors, and is one of them. We pre-screen vendors so prospective clients know they can trust a member. Learn more about our seal of approval program here.

Our Target Audience & Promotions

Eastern Long Island is a destination wedding and celebration locale. Our target customer, actually YOUR target customer, is prepared to commit significant financial resources planning and hosting a wedding or celebration here. Visitors from Manhattan, Westchester, Southern New England and other similar upscale communities are targeted along with those in other upscale communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.

Additionally, because we are locally operating business, we reach out to the local eastern Long Island resident who wishes to celebrate with friends and family in their home communities.

We promote the websites through participation in bridal shows, print advertisement in appropriate prints media, display advertisements on webpages, such as the Wine Press, and other similar online listings. Additional opportunities for promotions are continually explored.

Active Membership Works for You 24/7/365

As a member of or, your business will be listed on the category page of your choice, with a review rating of your services written by us to present your business in a positive and honest manner. This review synopsis is written in the first-person, usually by Judy McCleery, of her observations and impressions of you, so the description offers an objective perspective to your potential customers. Our visitors rely on our discriminating reviews to identify the best service providers quickly, to save them time in their search for a vendor. Because it lives on the world wide web, this listing is ready when your customer is ready-no matter the time or the day.

It's Like a Staff Social Media & PR Pro

Web Presence is the Key

When a customer starts planning her wedding or other special event, there is no doubt that she heads to the web to find service providers, inspiration, tips and ideas. If your business is not on the web, you are virtually invisible to your target audience. Just as important, if your web presence is not actively maintained, you will lose the all-important search engine rankings. and both have high positioning on the major search engines, especially Google. This means that once your business link is on one or both of the sites, your search engine position will also improve significantly.

Social Media Builds Your Credibility

Anyone can buy a domain name and slap together a pretty website. It's the people behind the page who provide the services. A strong social media profile through blogging, Facebook and Twitter in particular will show your prospective customer that you can get the job done.

North Fork Weddings and South Fork Weddings now also make good use of the Web 2.0, utilizing social media to reach new customers and enhance its position as a key resource for wedding and special occasion planning on eastern Long Island. We maintain active Facebook and Twitter profiles, along with regular posting on the and East End Experience email newsletters (subscribe here). All this is in addition to the standard promotion that you would expect from a public relations service.

Once your membership is active, you will be encouraged to regularly share any news and information that may be of interest to the North Fork Weddings and South Fork Weddings audience, especially on Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere. We will regularly post any information you share.

All this for about a dollar a day.

Where else can you find such a great value for your marketing budget?

Each day you wait, another potential customer calls your competition. Contact North Fork Weddings today to find our more about member benefits and pricing.

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