The Wednik wedding planners marketplace and smart planning tools are set to positively disrupt the wedding industry.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2013
Today http://www.wednik.com announced the release of its wedding management product and the world's first Wedding Planner Marketplace to make the wedding planning experience easy and less stressful for the over 2 million brides who get married each year (source: National Center For Health Statistics).
With the average cost of an American wedding at about $27,000 (source: "Average couple spends $26,989 on wedding; many break budget", http://www.usatoday.com), a wedding is the biggest one-time expenditure most people make in their lives. As per a survey conducted by Wednik.com, close to 70% of respondents said that they planned for their wedding more than a year in advance and about 85% of the respondents find planning and managing wedding activities to be time consuming and stressful. The survey also established a compelling need felt by close to 75% of respondents for better wedding planning tools and access to affordable wedding planners.
Many online resources provide wedding planning tools and listings of local wedding planners; however, the current tools are difficult to use, have very little intelligence and require a significant amount of work from the brides to plan and manage the wedding. Average wedding planners cost about $1,800 (source: "Average cost of U.S. wedding hits $27,021", http://www.reuters.com) and wedding directories are of little help in finding affordable wedding planners.
Wednik lets brides create a detailed wedding plan and wedding budget with the click of a button. Brides can engage friends and family to get help and advice on their wedding, create virtual wedding binders to track items and events, maintain a guest list and find local vendors. Wednik’s budgeting tool analyzes the affordability of wedding expenses and guides the bride through the financial planning process to help her adjust her spending and other goals so she can save enough for the wedding. It also identifies financing options that are within the couple’s means. Brides can also choose a Wedding Planner from the Wednik Marketplace where certified planners offer standard packages, defined by Wednik, at pre-negotiated prices starting from $199.
Wednik is a Bay Area start-up. Its mission is to use innovative technology solutions to make wedding planning and management an easy and fun experience and to help couples gain access to high quality and affordable products and vendors.
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