On our constant quest for all things fab, fun, and affordable, an ingenious disrupter by the name of Sterlin Barkley came to our local group of wedding professionals. Sterlin is the founder of AlphaBride.com, an online company that is all about "redirecting the cost of love."
Here's the quick list of highlights from why I think AlphaBride has great promise in the industry:
- Legit Need -- There is a solid niche in the weddings industry to offer event professionals alternative choices to advertising on overcrowded and convoluted websites or buying leads that largely go unanswered. For example: AlphaBride will allow enrolled vendors to receive notice when, say, a bride needs videography services. That video vendor - and others included - can then decide what deal he is willing to offer the bride. She not only sees his public company info + goods, but she also privately gets to sees the bottom line deal from that video pro.
- Convenience -- Based on the prior highlight, the process should provide some sweet comparisons and convenience for the seeking couple.
- Smart -- With the current business model of AlphaBride.com, wedding professionals don't have to pay until they book a wedding.
- Transparency -- Interested vendors will be able to see what discounts are being given by others, so it makes it simpler for them to determine at what rate they can throw their hat in for the intended wedding. As the great Sherlock Holmes alluded, "The game is afoot!"
Alrighty, Bargainistas, Beaus and Pros, please feel free to leave comments and let our crew know if you have any questions!
Until next time... Happy planning!