Founded in 2013, Wed In Waikato is a fresh & friendly collaboration of local independent Wedding Specialists.

Brain child of Hamilton-based photographer Brooke Baker, Wed in Waikato was conceived to connect savvy, sassy industry experts with one another to create a convenient, centralised hub for discerning couples as they plan their Waikato wedding.

Belonging looks like this

With over 400,000 people calling the Waikato home we are pumped to create a community where passionate Wedding Industry Service providers can connect with one another & loved up couples planning their nuptials celebrations.

Our intention is that most passionate, skilled & dedicated local specialists find strength in our number, & Wed In Waikato becomes the first stop for couples tying the knot in our region.

Connect

Come alongside like-minded business people & awesome couples marrying locally

Exchange

Give & receive advice & insights, support & referrals 

Engage

Spread the Waikato love & take your business to the next level


2019 Pricing

FULL MEMBER $295

  • Online directory Listing

  • One seat at each monthly workshop

  • Members-only Facebook group

  • Preferential article submission

  • Submit Real Weddings

  • Promotion via Instagram, Facebook and at select events

ASSOCIATE MEMBER $185

  • Online directory Listing

  • One seat at three monthly workshops (additional meetings at $30/pp)

  • Promotion via Instagram, Facebook and at select events


2019 Workshops

March
Creating a Digital Marketing Plan
Presenter - Sarah from Daisy Digital Marketing - https://www.daisydigital.co.nz/

Sarah will begin creating a marketing plan with us by talking us through
how to do a SWOT analysis and create our target market,
plus leave us with a template to continue working on our marketing plan.

April
Facebook Ads
Presenter - Sarah from Daisy Digital Marketing - https://www.daisydigital.co.nz/

Bring a computer or tablet and a $5 budget. In this workshop
Sarah will take us through a step by step process on how to set up Ads Manager,
create a Facebook Ad, create an audience, and what to look for in the metrics.  

May
Planning for Facebook & Instagram
Presenter - Anna from Hem Creative - http://www.hemcreative.co.nz/

This hands on workshop will have Anna taking us through how to
create a template for your social media to make content planning a breeze.  
Bring your laptop and leave with ideas for posts to keep you going through the next few months.

June
Intro to Canva
Presenter - To Be Confirmed

You will want to bring your laptop along to this workshop to learn
how to use Canva to make your social media graphics streamlined and on brand.  
You will walk away with an understanding of how to use this free tool,
as well as a template ready for you to get started.

July
Branding and Photo Editing
Presenter - Ruth from Ruth Gilmour Photography - http://ruthgilmourphotographer.co.nz/

Ruth will be taking us through certain apps to teach us some basic
photo editing techniques to use when taking photos for social media.  
Alongside that, we will be talking about why editing is important
and how this ties into having a cohesive brand and imaging on social media.

August
Designing your Business Plan
Presenter - Nathan Maisey - Maisey Harris & Co - https://mhco.co.nz/

This month we will be looking at the practical side of business - how to design your business plan.  
A business plan should be a simple document that is regularly updated,
but knowing what to include in it can be difficult.  
Nathan Maisey of Maisey, Harris & Co has a wealth of knowledge and experience
and will run us through what we need to think about and how to put it all together.

September
All About SEO
Presenter - Renee from Running in Heels https://runninginheels.nz/

Has SEO got you stumped?  In this workshop we’ll be unpacking what it is,
why you should care, and taking a look at some of the starting points for updating your website SEO.  

October
Blog Writing
Presenter - Hannah from Two Sides https://www.twosides.nz/

You know you should be writing blogs but you’re not quite sure where to start?  
Hannah from Two Sides will be taking us through how to do keyword research so you
know that what you’re writing about is what people are searching for.  
Plus we will look at important things to include in a blog and how to tie that into your SEO.
You will leave with a bunch of blog topic ideas and who knows, you might have even started writing one!

November
Biz Stories
Presenters - TBC

We are going to round off the year by hearing from some fab Waikato peeps who are nailing their social media
and businesses, with a great following, engaging content and a growing brand.  
Ask questions and hear all about their stories and tips.