Q & A
Why are there only a few businesses per category?
We want to give readers, our favorite businesses, the most passionate ones, not based on the size of the business or the advertising dollar but based on quality and dedication to both their art and clients. Not everyone listed in our guide is well-known in the industry or has a high social media following. Some are hot up-and-comers, a few are husband/wife teams, sister duos, or an amazing one-man show. Our editors want to show readers that alongside well-known professionals, there are equally talented newbies and smaller businesses.
How do you choose a business for The Vendor Collective?
The process to become a CGW Vendor Collective business is thoughtfully and intentional done.
First, we believe that word of mouth is gold and prefer recommendations by our Coastal Georgia Weddings reader, a recent bride or groom, or an industry professional. We don’t simply look for a referral but rather for a business that would be a perfect fit for our readers. We also consider applications from interested businesses. Second, we thoroughly immerse ourselves into a vendor’s business, their portfolio, experience, social media, and their time in the industry as a professional. We look at press that they have already received, we get to know who they are, and why they are passionate at what they do. Our editors themselves spend time conducting research and handpicking out those we believe are truly devoted to their art and their clients. A 1-on-1 call with the editor in chief is sometimes scheduled with potential businesses and finally, after feeling completely confident that a business is perfect for our readers and publication, we invite them to be a part of the CGW Vendor Collective! It’s an invitation-only list that truly prides itself on its commitment to quality over quantity! The perfect source for engaged couples.
Do the businesses pay to be listed?
When a business is accepted into our CGW Vendor Collective, they will pay a modest membership advertising fee of $49.95/monthly to be listed and marketed to our readers online and in print. We have intentionally set our advertising fee prices so that both small and large businesses alike can easily afford to market their business. The CGW Vendor Collective is an elite advertising platform both in print and online that brings the best photographers and wedding vendors into the hands of our readers.
There isn’t a business in the category I am searching, can you help?
We put our readers first in choosing every member of the CGW Vendor Collective. If we aren’t happy with the quality of businesses for a particular category, we will happily leave that spot empty until we find someone that meets our standards. You can email us a request at hello (@) coastalgeorgiaweddings.com if no one is listed in the category you are searching, we will gladly help you on our your search for a business.