Sheraton Wilmington South Newest Wedding Venue Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

May 08, 2017  |   Client News,WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Sheraton Wilmington South Newest Wedding Venue Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

Make all of your wedding dreams possible at The Sheraton Wilmington South and exceed your expectations. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of wedding specialists will make your wedding planning seamless and thoughtful. Our refined Wilmington, DE wedding venues include exquisite indoor ballrooms and an outdoor terrace. Our smaller, more intimate rooms provide the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch with your guests. Your guests can feel renewed and refreshed for your celebration using our 1,400 square foot Fitness Facility with top of the line equipment and machines, a refreshing pool and hot tub, and a relaxing lounge area. Get A QuickQuote | View Venue | Website

Food Is Not An Afterthought

August 10, 2016  |   WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Food Is Not An Afterthought

As an attendee of NACE Experience, you KNOW food is no afterthought; it’s essential to crafting an entertaining and engaging live experience, whether it’s a private dinner for 50 people or a conference for 5,000 people. With health-conscious, food-savvy guests comes the need for event and meeting professionals to focus on what's being served and how. In this podcast episode, hosts Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger chat with industry veterans—Southern Wine & Spirits of America vice president of corporate communications and national events Lee Brian Schrager; Creative Edge Parties president and creative director Carla Ruben; the Hilton Chicago’s director of catering sales, Robert Neubert—to find out why expectations have changed and how caterers, venues, organizers, and hosts are collaborating to align catering with event messaging.

Say “I Do” To Big Revenue; Capture More Wedding Business For Your Hotel

May 09, 2016  |   WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Say “I Do” To Big Revenue; Capture More Wedding Business For Your Hotel

BY YOLANDA BENDER Yolanda Bender formerly served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Revenue Management for HMG Hotels. She was previously with Campbell Lodging where she oversaw sales teams for a portfolio of national brands including Marriott, Hilton, and IHG products. Ms. Bender brings 20 years of experience implementing successful sales, marketing and operations strategies in various industries and brands. She is in charge of day-to-day operations at HMG Hospitality. Yolanda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and post-graduate course work in Business Management at Pepperdine University. Not everything within the hospitality industry is reliable and constant, but there’s at least one dependable event that happens all year round. A never ending source of hotel revenue, that always has revenue-expanding potential. Weddings are the source of this magic. Most people who “fall in love” get married, and good thing they do, because that equals big dollar signs for hotels. Weddings not only bring in revenue from the ceremony and party, oh no, these events bring in revenue to the entire asset. Food and beverage, retail, spa, golf, group bookings, and more, are all areas of revenue weddings feed into. It’s a great situation, but it’s not without challenges. As millennials reach the stage of marriage in their lives, they are rapidly changing the wedding industry. Industrial venues, museums, wineries, breweries, parks, and more are all becoming highly sought after wedding venues. Fret not, though, because there are numerous steps your hotel can take to win back the millennial love birds and capture a greater slice of the wedding cake. There’s No Need to Handle it All In fact, avoid telling the bride altogether that anything is “handled.” Have you glanced at Pinterest lately? Brides love to “pin” together bits and pieces of their dream wedding, and are excited to fully participate in preparing for the big day. Giant package deals that include everything are less appealing to the millennial generation. Flexibility and collaboration are highly sought after by millennial couples, and they will choose a venue that enables them to do just that. By no means does this suggest your hotel should do away with wedding packages. Instead, continue to offer wedding packages, while also offering the ability for a la carte wedding services. Get With the 21st Century Millennials have zero patience for outdated technology. If your website isn’t mobile-optimized, forget it, they will move on to the next hotel venue that is. If it’s complicated and not aesthetically pleasing to book rooms on your website, the bride and groom won’t want to send their guests to your site. Every step from the initial glance at your website, to putting down a deposit, to corresponding with the wedding coordinator, should be seamless and technologically savvy. Don’t Be Cheesy Everything from using stock wedding photos, to doilies, to over the top wedding verbiage will cause potential clients to run the other way. ...

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa Now Featuring Wedding QuickQuote

April 28, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa Now Featuring Wedding QuickQuote

Listen up all you Houstonians! La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, is now featuring the Wedding QuickQuote on their website. “When it comes to planning that special day everyone is on the net looking for the perfect wedding location. La Torretta is known for its natural beauty, personal service and attention to detail. We wanted the search for wedding information online to be fun and easy for a visitor. Placing a described inquiry form (RFP) on our website seemed the best way to go and providing an instant reply  in a proposal format was the icing on the cake.” said Mike di Leone, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Come on out to beautiful Lake Conroe and allow a member of our experienced team to show you why the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is the ideal location for both you and your wedding guests.

Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

April 26, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

Spring is in the air and the Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia is blooming with new ideas! Their wedding page is now providing a Wedding QuickQuote any time: day or night. All a future bride or groom has to do is pick-and-click from a selection of wedding packages and amenities. Fun to use, this app will ignite the engaged couple’s imagination as they plan their own special day, and then receive an immediate response. Janet Karchner, the Hotel Monaco’s Catering Director, knows first-hand the value of interaction. “Building a personal relationship to better serve our clients is a priority,” said Ms. Karchner, “and utilizing QuickQuote as an inquiry platform is like having our first meeting We are thrilled to be an innovator in this highly competitive market.”

Case Study: WQQ Increases Wedding Venue Bookings Resulting In 40:1 ROI In The First Year!

April 12, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Case Study: WQQ Increases Wedding Venue Bookings Resulting In 40:1 ROI In The First Year!

Do you want to increase your wedding business? With a 90% usage rate, this tool will increase your wedding bookings quickly and significantly. Wedding QuickQuote is one of the best sales tools I have seen lately. More than half of my hospitality sales career was in Catering & Convention Services and as an EVP of Sales & Marketing for one of the top five third party management companies for 10 years, I have seen my share of tools. Trust me! I know a good sales tool when I see one. For many years, I trained sales people that the first proposal in the buyer’s mailbox is the standard for which all other proposals will be compared to. Therefore, it is very important to respond within hours of getting the sales lead. However, in a busy sales environment that can sometimes be a challenge.  And to top it off our clients want instant gratification. Wedding QuickQuote, is the solution you need for capturing the attention of brides, couples and wedding planners. Within minutes a potential bride can check for space, view your venue, select her package and amenities and receive an estimated quote for her event. No other booking tool offers such ease of use for the buyer and places the venue ahead of the competition with response time. If that wasn’t enough to peak your interest, when you sign up for Wedding QuickQuote, it comes with a micro vanity site to showcase your weddings, a social media audit to insure you are using cutting edge best practices to attract wedding clients and state of the art lead tracking and data capture. In a recent case study a hotel received bookings resulting in a 40:1 ROI in the first year! The pricing for Wedding QuickQuote is very reasonable. Book one wedding and you have paid for your annual subscription! I am sure by now you are asking your self why you are not using this fantastic sales booking tool or why you haven’t heard of Wedding Quick Quote. No worries! Email Lovell Casiero, President; FLC Business Consulting and I will be happy to provide you with information and help schedule a demo. Don’t delay! As you are reading this blog, your competition could be finding out about this competitive advantage for booking weddings. Download PDF

What Users Are Saying About Wedding QuickQuote…

March 14, 2016  |   Testimonials,WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on What Users Are Saying About Wedding QuickQuote…

Download .PDF “Wonderful idea.  Wish more venues used this program.” ~ becauseican077   “easy to use and even better packages for the price, will be coming back just searching around for other information. thank you” ~ keuankaewgray   “Great experience!” ~ carolynne72   “Thank you and I hope I can have my wedding here.” ~ CappuccinoCar92   “very nice. loved how fast & easy that process was” ~ ariel.watts   “loved the wedding quick quote!” ~ asb1120   “this was very convenient; great start, look forward to meeting event planner to discuss further info” ~ ashatucf   “Great system! Looking forward for someone to contact me with more info!!” ~ lquaiscer   “Quick and easy experience that really will help in our decision on what venue to go with” ~ brandi9621   “Fast and easy.” ~ m_angel1975 “I enjoyed that there were options to select what I wanted and also for each selection there was a description.” ~ adeltrujillo91   “I love how it allowed us to choose the things we wanted instead of making us pick and choose between things we really want and a bunch of things we do not need. Before looking at TI we were very close to booking with Viva Las Vegas because their packages were reasonable and included what we wanted in a nice outdoor setting. TI has made us consider a hotel venue again. Thank you.” ~ simplyannalise   “I REALLY liked this feature.  I fell less anxious when I can see an estimate of costs up front.  Thank you!” ~ Kwhiteecu   “So easy to use! My fiance even commented that it was the easiest form we’ve filled out all day! Thank you :)” ~ lisagenovese25   “My QuickQuote experience is best experience I have thus far in my search for a wedding venue. Not having to wait for a quote is helping us expedite and save precious time in making a final decision for our special day.” ~ dawnsledge33   “Very impressed on how quick and easy it was!” ~ amekyork   “It was easy to do they had everything that I wanted for my wedding” ~ tontee17   “I was excited to see that there was a QuickQuote option on the website.  However, the page crashed numerous times and I was unable to go back and change my selections to see changes in price.  When I closed the page and re-entered the QuickQuote website from the wedding page on the Windjammer website, I experienced better results.  The page did not crash and the loading time was faster.” ~ carlynfreddiewedding

Users Like Wedding QuickQuote

March 07, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Users Like Wedding QuickQuote

According to a recent survey, based on user feedback of the Wedding QuickQuote online electronic request for proposal... 100% Loved it! 100% Found it easy to use How much will the QuickQuote influence your decision to book the venue? 79% Strongly influenced by WQQ to book venue 16% Somewhat influenced by WQQ to book venue 5% None influenced by WQQ to book venue (Venues using WQQ still receive incomplete, abandoned or denied RFPs to contact the user for further negotiation.) Which of the following is the most important to you when looking for a venue? 50% Pricing (WQQ provides an INSTANT COST ESTIMATE) 11% Testimonials 21% Images/Videos (WQQ provides a vanity site full of collateral) 05% Venue Contact Info (Available on WQQ Vanity Site) 13% Other And the best part, usually the booking of only one wedding, will return your investment!

What Frustrates Today’s Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners Most

February 22, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on What Frustrates Today’s Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners Most

According to recent data culled by QuickQuote Solutions (Survey Responses Through 1/31/2016 - 148 respondents) from brides, grooms and wedding planners, these are the most frustrating issues while conducting an online venue selection search: 65% Lack of information on wedding site 17% Other 10% Slow Response 8% Contact inquiry form When a venue purchases a license to use Wedding QuickQuote... A WEDDING VANITY SITE is included with the purchase, including wedding ceremony/reception images Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners receive an INSTANT RESPONSE, including wedding date availability and estimated cost; Wedding Venues receives the eRFP whether or not the user chooses the venue, allowing for follow-up and/or negotiation Wedding QuickQuote is an EASY-TO-USE, PICK & CLICK form Contact QuickQuote Solutions today to "cater" to today's brides, grooms and wedding planner!

Wedding QuickQuote & Bridal Tweet

February 15, 2016  |   News,WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Wedding QuickQuote & Bridal Tweet

        Wedding QuickQuote has formed an alliance with BridalTweet.com.  A thriving company that has inspired engaged couples and wedding professionals worldwide.  The site spotlights and links to our QuickQuote venues by destination.  With a following of thousands, BridalTweet's Blog & Tweets feature the latest trends in wedding fashion, decor, invitations, ambiance and more for 2016.

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