For YEARS, both brides and vendors have been asking me to start a regional directory to help them find each other. (Seriously: I've been answering questions about why I don't have a vendor guide since 2007.) Well, some of you may have noticed that last week we added a new tab to the site: Offbeat Vendors! It's finally aliiiiive.
Unlike my earlier failed experiment with Offbeat Local (which only featured our top 12 markets) Offbeat Vendors serves all 50 US states (plus DC coming soon!), all the Canadian provinces, UK and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Our directory includes tons of online vendors too, so even if you're in a tiny conservative podunk down, we can still help you find offbeat vendors who can ship their magic straight to your door.
Now, if you go clicking over, you'll see that since the directory is brand spanking new, we're still working on filling it up with awesome vendors who LOVE offbeat brides. And that's where you come in … we need your help!
Have you found a vendor you think other Offbeat Brides would adore? Want to help your favorite vendors get listed and get found? It'd be awesome if you could your favorite vendors to submit their business to the guide. We're even doing special discounts for vendors who are referred by Offbeat Bride Tribe members!
If you want to let your favorite vendors know about the discount, you can copy 'n' paste this email:
There's a spot to put your OBT username (so they can get the discount) but other than that it's a simple copy 'n' paste … tada! (Alternately, of course you can write your own loving emails to your favorite vendors about the deal…I'm just all for making things easy. )
Are you a vendor?
Click here to submit your biz!
And while we wait to hopefully hear back from your most favority-ist vendors? Go check out the dozens of awesome businesses that are already listed in at Offbeat Vendors!
Oh, and we'd love to hear your feedback about the new feature, too.