How Bridalope Works
Last Updated: 5 months ago
ARE VENDOR PROFILES PUBLIC ON THE WEBSITE?
Not at this time. Bridalope is not intended to be a showcase website. We want to be different from other wedding platforms in that Bridalope is conceived as a means to connect Soon-to-be-weds to Vendors PRIVATELY. We don’t want to overwhelm Brides or Couples with pages upon pages of results that complicate their search and waste their time instead of helping them find the right Vendor based on their specific needs and budget.
However, Vendor profiles CAN be viewed after the Soon-to-be-weds submit a targeted, detailed search (please see the next question).
Finally, we WILL implement a special "Bridalope Showcase" option in the near future, as well as other interesting options.
CAN SOON-TO-BE-WEDS SEE THE VENDORS’ PROFILES?
Absolutely! As soon as a Vendor accepts the request from a Bride or Groom, they can look up the Vendor’s profile (which includes a description, photos and/or of their services or products) and decide whether they want to hire this Vendor or not. Not only that: while waiting for up to 5 Vendors to reply to their request, Soon-to-be-weds are shown a short list of similar results that slightly differ from their specific search. These are usually results from newly subscribed Vendors, so that they can get a quick start on the website.
IS THERE ANY WAY FOR VENDORS TO HAVE A PUBLIC SHOWCASE IN THE FUTURE?
Definitely! We are already designing new features to be added to Bridalope, and one of them will be the “Bridalope Showcase” option. It will be different from what you can find on other wedding platforms as it will offer our Vendors the opportunity to be publicly featured on our platform in rotation for a certain period of time.
HOW DOES BRIDALOPE WORK PRECISELY?
Soon-to-be-weds access our website and start a search for specific Vendors by answering a few detailed questions relating to each category of Vendors that they are looking for. After completing the form, they send out the request and our system will contact ALL of the Vendors that match that request.
The Vendors that are contacted can reply to the request, if they wish to do so.
The first FIVE Vendors for each category that reply to the request will have access to the Soon-to-be-wed’s contact details (telephone number or e-mail address) and they can start their private negotiations right away.
WHY DO ONLY FIVE VENDORS PER CATEGORY GET ACCESS TO SOON-TO-BE-WEDS’ DETAILS?
We want to simplify the process of finding the right Vendors for Soon-to-be-weds while not frustrating Vendors with randomly chosen results that do not even match their prices and fees. We want Vendors to be pro-active and make their own way to successful results.
SO, NO FAKE PAID LEADS?
Absolutely not. Vendors have access to our service by paying a small annual fee. That’s it! We don’t send fake leads because we simply don’t have to. Moreover, we find fake leads to be highly unethical and that’s another way that we want to be different from other wedding platforms.