Weddingful, found online at Weddingful.com, is a new website that describes themselves as “the most innovative online community and marketplace” committed to making wedding planning simple and effective so couples can enjoy their engagement.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, though the internet offers couples planning weddings a wealth of information about vendors, inspirations, options, packages, and more, the reality is that doing the research to gather all the information you need into one place to make an informed decision can be both time-consuming and incredibly stressful, making the period of engagement one that tends to be a bit overwhelming for many people.
To solve this problem, Weddingful tries to bring all the information you need into a single place, so that your wedding can be planned quickly, efficiently, and with full confidence, so that you can enjoy your engagement.
Members can go through their directory of vendors by category, including Bridal Gowns & Dresses, Cake & Desserts, Catering, Decorations, Destination & Travel, Favors & Accessories, Flowers, For the Groom, Hair, Makeup & Spa, Invitations & Stationery, Limos & Transportation, Music & Entertainment, and much, much more.
Once you look at the vendor list, you can select your vendor and find out whether or not they offer any packages, and what these packages may offer. You can also use their websites to read reviews on these vendors, or to message them directly and ask any remaining questions you may have.
Becoming a member of this website and looking through the information they have to offer is completely free for brides and grooms and people conducting wedding research. For a vendor who is hoping to be featured by Weddingful, on the other hand, there are fees which must be paid depending on the type of exposure you are hoping to receive. Full details are found on their website on a page dedicated to vendor pricing information.
Since this website does not actually charge any money for their services, they personally do not offer any refunds at this time. If you use this website to contract a vendor, you must closely look at all the information they provide about Cancellation and Refund Policies to see whether or not your circumstances would qualify for a refund if need be.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-376-4443 or by email at [email protected]
Unfortunately there are not very many reviews of this company and their offerings at this time, either from people who have actually used this website or from third party publications who have assessed their offerings.
The reality is that all Weddingful truly is, is a website where vendors can come together and put up their contact and package information in order to get prospective customers to contact them. Essentially it appears to be a kind of wedding vendor directory website and doesn’t seem to offer much more information than what you might find from a vendor list in the back of a bridal magazine.
To be honest, one of the best ways to find information is to find a vendor or a venue that you know you really like, and then speak with them about other local vendors they have worked with that were very professional or creative or innovative or whatever it is you are personally looking for.
Competitors and Alternatives?
The bridal and wedding industry is one that is essentially fully saturated, with a large selection of magazines, websites, professional services, blogs, and really any other format for information you can think, which is why it is often so overwhelming – there isn’t too little information, there is too much! Similar websites include Wedding.com, WeddingWire, The Knot, and many others.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Weddingful reviews below.
7 ‘Weddingful’ Reviews
I too have the same story. I signed up when my wedding videography business was brand new, 2 years ago (2015). I never got any nibbles from couples looking for videography. I kept paying more money to send messages to couples at $10/message and never even received a reply from any of these so called couples. I thought maybe it was because I was new or maybe my work wasn't good enough (even though I have 10 years previous experience). So, when the term was up, I was going to cancel, but then they suckered me into getting another term at a lower price. Still no leads whatsoever. Then, they had a guy calling me weekly asking me to sign up to their new plan that "guaranteed" brides for $50 per month but it was on top of the $400 I had just given them a few months prior, so, I told them I couldn't give them anymore money. I have no idea if this new scheme of theirs is valid with the "guaranteed" couples. But, I doubt it. I believe all of their couples are fake. I think we should report Angle Pui and Weddingful to the BBB. I will actually just get that started. If everyone on here does it, we will have a chance to get our money back....
I work in toronto,many websites exist and these guys came from vancouver to this city,set up a nice hotel evening to meet the toronto vendors and demanded lots of cash....it looked really in the beginning and the presentation was impressive....but all the leads are fake.
i hope the company will refund us all .....
At first I had some leads from this company and a few of our clients were referred to from this website.. which was great.. but that was 3 years ago.
They have been constantly changing their website (for worse) and demanding more money. Which I TOTALLY understand if they were continuously effective in bringing more leads... but that wasn't the case. Not only would you have to pay for their yearly subscription to be listed on the vendor list, you have to pay additional $ to be a featured vendor.. so the yearly subscription rendered useless. They also charge a leg and an arm to be listed on the vendor list, compared to other websites. The website is very very terrible to navigate as well.
I also notice that the CEO (Angel) has been posting fake reviews... Even if it is real, why is she posting reviews on her own website? Is that not conflict of interest?
I would much rather spend my $ on advertising on Facebook / Google Adwords.. which is way more effective!
Just like the other reviewers, I too have been scammed by this company. I am a wedding entertainment vendor. They don't answer emails, they don't provide any leads whatsoever, they don't provide support, and they don't answer phone calls/emails. When they do answer emails, it is usually a week or more later and their response never directly addresses your concern. I got a call once from a "Martha Salazar" when I first joined and only when they needed to process my Visa payment as the web site was not registering my information properly. After my first payment, I never got a direct response ever again. I am now in the process of putting together a law suit against them.
These people will send you fake leads and fake inquiries. All inquiries will stop once you ask for an actual phone number to contact them. They are fake. Be careful I know that, as a vendor, we want visibility, DON'T GO TO THEM!!! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! I know. I am a Wedding Vendor myself and I have been victimized by these people. Trust me. Just see for yourself. Ask for a telephone number from one of your "inquirers". I will guarantee you the communication will stop. What a SCAM!! They should have friggin laws to arrest or fine these people. What a shame!
Fake leads, fake locations and fake dates has been my Vendor experience with Weddingful, they are "ful" alright but unfortunately for us, it's not weddings they are full of.
Vendors - Don't get sucked into this company, they are web builders who are after your hard earned money and will give you no leads.
My bandleader was tricked into forking over $500 to wedingful to have our group listed. Well, after a month of no gig leads he called Wedingful and was told some bs about having incomplete account info (which was incorrect as I had successfully uploaded all photos, videos, band bio, price range, audio clips, etc). After a few phone calls to rectify this Weddingful then assured him his account info was all set, yet, after months there was still not one bite from prospective clients. And to add insult to injury, Wedingful was still harassing the bandleader to sign on for a longer term—even after he reminded them that we received no leads.
This is an established music group that gets frequent work from gigmasters.com and gigsalad.com to name just a couple.
To verify that our group wasn't the only one not getting work from this site, I also spoke with two acquaintances in other cities (both who have a very successful brass quintet and dj business respectively). Both told me to beware of wedingful.
So, in conclusion, I'm not sure if Wedingful is intentionally misleading or whether they're simply experiencing growing pains; either way, if you're looking to get work for your band, I would suggest avoiding wedingful.com.