Global Wedding Awards 2023

30 | LUXlife Magazine it aside and marks it out as the best choice for consumers. He says, “We prioritise transparency and honesty in all our dealings with couples and vendors, and we seek to establish strong relationships based on trust and respect. “We also place a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. Each team member brings unique skills and perspectives to the company, allowing us to work together to achieve our goals. Clear communication and a shared sense of purpose help to ensure that everyone is aligned with the company's overall vision and working towards its success. “Ultimately, a positive internal culture helps us achieve our mission and goals by fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where team members can work together effectively to provide the best possible service to our clients.” Recently, in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the team at Wedstimate, the firm was named Wedding App of the Year 2023 in the Global Wedding Awards. Now, as the wedding industry picks up the pace, one trend that is likely to continue is the use of technology to simplify and streamline the wedding planning process. As more couples turn to digital tools and platforms to plan their weddings, there are big opportunities ahead for Wedstimate to expand its offerings and provide new and innovative services that leverage the latest technology. “In terms of exciting developments, Wedstimate may be working on new features and tools to help couples plan their weddings more easily and efficiently,” Trevor enthuses. “This could include new ways to visualise and customise wedding budgets or new integrations with other wedding planning tools and services. Overall, the future of Wedstimate will likely involve continued innovation and expansion as we seek to provide the best possible service to couples planning their big day.” Contact: Trevor Blake Company: Wedstimate, LLC Web Address: nline platform (Wedstimate) is designed to help couples plan their wedding by providing budget estimates and vendor recommendations, aiming to simplify the process, making it easier and more affordable. The platform, which also operates as app for mobile devices, provides services such as a wedding budget calculator and vendor search engine. With core values revolving around transparency, affordability, and accessibility, Wedstimate strives to provide couples with accurate and realistic budget estimates so that they can make informed decisions about their wedding planning. The Covid-19 pandemic obviously had a significant impact on the wedding industry, forcing many couples to postpone or cancel their weddings, resulting in a significant loss of revenue for many vendors and businesses. However, as vaccination rates increase and restrictions ease, the industry has started to not only bounce back, but positively flourish. Consequently, vendors are looking to get their businesses in front of couples planning a wedding and would like to get exposure without the significant expense of wedding directories. To this end, Wedstimate’s platform is for vendors too, allowing them to be part of a well-known, national directory at a fraction of the cost of other wedding directories. Trevor Blake of Wedstimate tells us more about trends that have been seen post-Covid. “One trend that has emerged in response to the pandemic is the rise of micro weddings and elopements, as couples opt for smaller, more intimate ceremonies with close family and friends,” he begins. “This trend has also led to an increase in outdoor and destination weddings, as couples seek out unique and memorable locations for their celebrations.” As wedding vendors change their models to adjust for emerging economic concerns, Wedstimate has created a less expensive platform for them to market their services directly to their target audience. Another trend that Trevor has seen recently is the use of technology in wedding planning and communication, with many couples opting for virtual consultations and online planning tools. This has allowed for greater accessibility and convenience, particularly for couples who are planning weddings from afar. “Businesses that stay ahead of the curve by embracing new technologies and approaches are likely to be the most successful in the long run,” continues Trevor. “Wedstimate is doing this by creating a platform where prices for vendors remain low so they can maintain a low overhead and stay lean while the economy shifts.” It’s not simply staying ahead of the curve that is important, however. Trevor continues to explain how the firm’s company culture firmly sets Wedding App of the Year 2023 With a mission to make wedding planning more manageable and more affordable, and a goal to empower couples to take control, provides the tools and resources they need to plan a beautiful wedding that fits their budget. We find out more as the firm celebrates a win in the Global Wedding Awards 2023. O