Tips for Increasing Sales During the Holidays

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For many businesses, inquiries and sales can come to a screeching halt during the holiday season when potential customers are turning their attention to pumpkin pie and mistletoe! But our experts here at MiNeeds know how the holidays can be an amazing opportunity to reach out to your community with promotions and increase awareness of your business.

1. Plan Your Holiday Promotions In Advance:
Use Facebook campaigns to take advantage of the top 5 holiday online spending days.
*Black Friday (November 22nd)
*Small Business Saturday (November 23rd)
*Cyber Monday (November 25th)
*Green Monday (December 9th)
*Free Shipping Day (December 18th)

2. Give Away Free Items:
Nothing catches a customers eye like the word FREE, especially during the holiday months when spending is synonymous with breathing. A survey by The Knot confirmed that December is the #1 month that couples in the U.S. get engaged. Photographers friends — use this to your advantage and offer a free engagement session with the purchase of a wedding photography package!

3. Attract Last Minute Buyers:
We’ve all been guilty of waiting until the last minute to rush out and check those last few purchases off the list. Florist friends, holiday parties are a given opportunity to keep sales alive with wreaths and centerpieces, so don’t let business fall flat. Keep your ads and promotions alive throughout the New Year to ensure you snag those procrastinators.

Now, what are you waiting for? Pumpkin pie and mistletoe are just around the corner, so start planning for increased sales this holiday season!

~Julia

Top 5 Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

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While you’re planning your perfect day, don’t forget to spend some time thinking about where you want to start your happily ever after.

MiWeddingNeeds.com has you covered on the top honeymoon destinations trending now!

Turks and Caicos:
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Just southeast of Miami is this beautiful caribbean beach where you’ll be blown away by the beauty of it’s clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches.

Aulani:
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If you’re looking for the ultimate fairy tale honeymoon, look no further! This Hawai’i resort in Ko Olina is the perfect place for you.

Croatia:
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The breathtaking beaches, the amazing food, the friendly people, the unique culture… the list goes on! Croatia’s known to be Europe’s best kept secret.

Paris:
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The city of love. A romantic picnic under the Eiffel Tower? Check. Cheese, wine, and desserts? Check. A day date at the Louvre Museum? Check. What more can you ask for?

South Africa:
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If you’re an adventurous couple, this one is for you! Prepare yourself for an experience of a lifetime. South Africa offers nature, wildlife, romance, and exotic foods all bundled in one place!

Good luck in your search and stay tuned for more of our posts!

Congratulations Healthy Home Foods, Inc.!

Congratulations to MiNeeds caterer, Healthy Home Foods, Inc. for winning our Recipe Contest with their organic bison meatballs. Don’t they look delicious?!

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As the winner of MiNeeds Recipe Contest, Healthy Home Foods, Inc. is now a Featured Vendor on the MiWeddingNeeds.com homepage! Our site is visited by thousands of people each and everyday so stay tuned for your opportunity to snag a prime advertising position on our homepage.

Healthy Home Foods, Inc. is located in Charleston, South Carolina. They provide all natural, organic, and pesticide and chemical-free groceries and catering services to South Carolina and Georgia. Healthy Home Foods, Inc. supports local and American businesses by exclusively purchasing from American farmers and growers.

Healthy-Home-Foods-LogoAgain, congratulations to Healthy Home Foods, Inc.! Thank you to all of the caterers who participated in our Recipe Contest. Check out all the entries on the MiWeddingNeeds Facebook page.

To learn more about Healthy Home Foods, Inc. check out their website, Facebook page, and MiNeeds profile.

 

Meet our Newest Intern!

Happy Thursday Readers!

Meet MiWeddingNeeds.com newest intern, Murphy! We’ve had a busy day at our Seattle office but Murphy is one hard worker!

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Caterers, don’t forget to send in your recipe with a photo to julia@mineeds.com by this upcoming Tuesday, July 2nd for a chance to be a Featured Professional on the MiWeddingNeeds.com homepage. Vote for your favorite recipe on our MiWeddingNeeds Facebook page!

Murphy also wants to remind you to like MiWeddingNeeds on Facebook, follow MiWeddingNeeds on Pinterest, and like MiNeeds on Facebook to receive 3 FREE leads and get in contact with new customers today! Email julia@mineeds.com with your phone number or call (800)-771-8710 to redeem your leads!

 

Anna Bostwick Photography

MiWeddingNeeds.com photographer Anna Bostwick demonstrates her eye for photography as she translates the emotion of a moment into a forever held memory of a photograph.

Anna Bostwick Photography has been in business for 15 years. When she was just 15, Anna’s father gave her a manual camera. From that moment on Anna craved photography and the pursuit of her artistic expression. The dedication and passion she has for her work is seen clearly throughout her photos. Anna owes the success of her business to her two fabulous assistants, Alexa and Kayla.

MiNeeds is excited to have Anna Abostwick Photography as a Featured Professional on our blog! Below are images from a small quaint wedding held in Deer Park, Washington.

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Anna had only the best of things to say about the bride and groom, Jessica and Matt, ”They were fabulous to work with, loved all of our creative ideas and made the day so wonderful.”

MiWeddingNeeds is proud to represent all of our professionals. It is stories like Anna’s which remind us of the dedication and enthusiasm of our business.

For more information on Anna Bostwick Photography visit her MiWeddingNeeds profile or take a look at her fabulous website.

Don’t Forget

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Don’t forget to submit your recipe and photo to julia@mineeds.com by July 2nd for a chance to become a Featured vendor on the MiWeddingNeeds.com homepage.

Similar websites charges upwards of $500 a month for these advertising slots so you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

Check out some of the submissions we’ve already received.

Like, comment, and share to vote for your favorite submission. 

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Visit the MiWedding Needs Facebook page to view all the submissions and to participate in our Recipe Contest

 

Blue Room Photography

MiWedding Needs has selected Cindy McCrory of Blue Room Photography as the winner of the June 2013 Real Wedding Photo Contest

Blue Room Photography is now a Featured Vendor on the MiWedding Needs homepage. Stay tuned for more promotional contests and the chance to have your business featured on MiWeddingNeeds.com

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We just love Cindy’s beach wedding photos taken this past April in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The sun, the sand, and of course the champagne were all captured wonderfully. Cindy’s eye for photography is clearly exemplified in her work.

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Groom Jordan and his bride Nona decided on their beach wedding just weeks before a family vacation to Gulf Shores. Jordan had always dreamed of a beach wedding so this trip seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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Following the ceremony, which included only the couple and their parents, the families sailed to a dinner in Orange Beach, Alabama.

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IMG_4529 copyAgain, a big congratulations to Cindy of Blue Room Photography. Check out Cindy’s MiWedding Needs profile to get in contact with Cindy and for more information on booking events.

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Recipe Contest ~ Enter to Win!

Calling all Caterers! 

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MiNeeds wants YOU to enter your best recipe for a chance to be a featured vendor on the homepage of MiWeddingNeeds.com throughout the month of July. Whether it be your Grandma’s Famous Cherry Pie or your most sought after Chicken tikki masala we want to see what our caterers are made of — or their food that is.

Submit your recipe along with a photo to julia@mineeds.com by Monday July 1st to be entered to win. Not only will you be the face of MiWedding Needs but you will also be featured on our blog, Pinterest, and Facebook pages!

Get cookin’ and submit your recipes with a photo ASAP

~Julia

Wedding Photo Contest Extension ~ Enter to Win!

Hello Readers,

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I hope you all have been having a fabulous week. On May 23rd MiWedding Needs announced our Real Wedding Photo Contest. This past week we have been receiving feedback from photographers requesting extensions on the deadline. We have heard your requests and are excited to continue with our contest postponing the deadline for entry until next Thursday, June 13th. What this means for you is an additional opportunity to promote your business and submit your entries. Please email at least 10 photos to julia@mineeds.com by next Thursday, June 13th. The winner will be announced Friday June 14th.

Increase your odds of winning by sharing, commenting, and liking your submission’s album on the MiWedding Needs Facebook page. Doing so will increase traffic to your site and also promote your business.

Never miss an opportunity to grow your business! I can’t wait to see your submissions ~

Julia

Wedding Photo Contest – Enter to Win!

Hello!

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MiWeddingNeeds.com is excited to announce a new promotional contest for our photographers, and an opportunity for you to drive more traffic to your website!  It’s easy, simply submit at least 10 photos from your favorite wedding to julia@mineeds.com by Friday, May 31st, and enter for the chance to win!  The selected photographer will be spotlighted on the MiWeddingNeeds blogPinterest, and Facebook pages which will increase your SEO, and broaden your customer base.

Increase your chances of winning and generate more traffic to your site, by encouraging friends, family, and past clients to like, comment and share your featured album. We are doing a cross-promotion with local brides and grooms in your area, and they will be choosing the winner, so make sure to stand out from the crowd when choosing which photos you’ll submit.

The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 6th.  

Recently I have been going through some of our photographer’s profiles looking at the various photo albums and I am amazed by all the talent, this being said, I can’t wait to see your submissions!

Have a fabulous weekend!

~Julia