HERE IS HOW APW’S VENDOR DIRECTORY IS DIFFERENT:
- We’re built around philosophy. All vendors in the directory have signed our sanity pledge. They promise to treat their clients like people (not walking wallets), to work with LGBTQ couples, and to understand that weddings look a lot of ways. Since APW readers pick vendors based on philosophy and values, this lets you join a pre-selected group of awesome vendors.
- We pre-screen all members of the directory. If we don’t think you’re a good match for APW readers, we won’t take your money.
- We’ve got excellent search and sorting functionality. Unlike most existing Vendor Directories, you can search without ever reloading the page. Looking for Photographers in California with a starting price under $3500? Check off those options and you’re done. Then you can sort them A-Z, or by price, or a number of other factors.
YEARLY VENDOR DIRECTORY LISTINGS ON APW INCLUDE:
- A unique page on APW that explains who you are, why you’re a fit for the site, a little about your personality, and how you work. (Think of it as a permanent and searchable sponsored post!)
- A portfolio of 6 or 30 images (plus optional video embedding), depending on which directory level you choose.
- A direct link to your site, your Twitter feed, your Facebook page, and your Flickr account.
- A listing that is fully searchable by region, type of vendor, and price range. Regional vendors (photographers, officiants, planners, anyone who shows up on the wedding day) will be listed in regions where they do not charge travel fees. Online vendors will be listed in all regions that they ship to.
- A yearly listing in the APW Vendor Directory costs $425 for a regular listing, and $500 for a premium listing (premium listing includes additional photos and the ability to embed videos.)
HOW THE SIGN UP PROCESS WORKS:
- First, you’ll sign our sanity pledge. Please note that the pledge is binding.
- You’ll fill out a form, answering profile questions. You can be as wordy or concise as you want. You can be hilarious, or super serious. Up to you. The idea is to give readers an idea of who you are and why you do what you do.
- You’ll upload up your images. Feel free to upload a 5-10 extra images and let us pick the ones we think will best speak to APW readers.
- Submit your post. We’ll check to make sure that we think you’re a great fit for readers. We’ll approve or decline your submission in 48 hours.
- If we approve your listing, we’ll send you a PayPal invoice (you can pay with all major credit cards, and we accept international payments). You’ll have 48 hours to pay your invoice in full.
- After payment, your post goes live! Hurrah!
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