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In 2022, I received five inquiries that mentioned my Offbeat Wed vendor guide listing. From those leads, I booked two weddings, and also one of the weirdest, most wonderful maternity sessions of my life. Folks who find me via Offbeat Wed tell me they have a hard time finding photographers who “got” them. My target demographic is beautiful weirdos… and Offbeat Wed is like a magnet for beautiful weirdos.
-Chris Wojdak of Chris Wojdak Photography
There are a few reasons why I renew my Offbeat Wed Vendor Guide listing every year, but the main one was the ROI.
The clients I've booked invested so much, and they are truly the definition of ideal clients for me.
But there's also the visibility, brand awareness, street cred that it creates when I get published on the blog, and of course, just being a part of such an amazing and niche community in the wedding industry is so worth it.
I've definitely earned back what I spent!
I'm very happy with the service.
-Lily Guilen of Wild About You Photography
“I've been on Offbeat Wed for a heck of a long time and I have no plans on leaving, pretty much ever. In 2022 I got three leads from Offbeat Wed with a conversion rate of 100% — and they're always AWESOME weddings. But to me, being listed on Offbeat Wed is about so much more than ROIs. I will always want to throw my money at Offbeat Wed because not only do they send me some amazing couples, but it's truly important for me to be a part of this community, and to encourage spaces like this. There aren't a lot of safe spaces like Offbeat Wed in the wedding industry, so I cling to them when I find them.” –Raven from Raven Shutley Studios
“I'm not doing weddings anymore (at least for a while) but I LOVED being a vendor with Offbeat Wed.
I tell everyone to seriously consider signing up… it was a great investment for my business.
I got more referrals from my Offbeat Wed listing in one year than I did from all the standard wedding vendor directories put together… IN ALL THE YEARS THAT I WAS SIGNED UP WITH THEM!”
-Beth Olsen of Twisted Aisle Weddings
“I’ve been the biggest fan of Offbeat Wed forever — the site is honestly one of the best platforms for people who want wedding planning advice that is intentional, affirming, and safe for any type of person.
A big focus of mine has been creating a brand that is just that:
My values align with Offbeat Wed's goals, And that is the only type of partnership I want for my biz.”
-McKenzie Bigliazzi of McKenzie Bigliazzi Photography
“Advertising on Offbeat Wed has been the best thing for my business.
Dollar for dollar, Offbeat Wed has consistently proven to be the best way to spend my advertising budget.
Several other potential advertisers over the years have contacted me asking “is it worth it?” … and every time I say definitely.
I see the most return on Offbeat Wed ads than any other source of advertising I do.
More than half of my brides come directly from Offbeat Wed.”
-Mike Allebach of Allebach Photography
I renew my Offbeat Wed listing because I like that a website like this exists for couples. I get a wedding booked per year from Offbeat Wed readers, and the clients who book me from my listing there are down to earth and have real authentic weddings that fit their personalities, not fitting into someone else's idea of what as wedding should look like. –Adena Stevens of Studio A Images
Offbeat Wed (then Offbeat Bride) was one of the first big investments I made in my photography business almost a decade ago, and it continues to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is a decision I make year after year as I renew, time and time again.
The fabulous, creative, original couples who contact me from Offbeat Wed are always some of the most fun of my year, and I'm stoked every time I see a couple found me through my listing.
–Devon Rowland of Devon Rowland Photography
“For us, it was an easy decision to advertise with Offbeat Wed. It's the only place we choose to pay for advertising. The main reason (besides the fact that it's insanely affordable) is Offbeat Wed's inclusivity and commitment to progress and growth and equality. We find that Offbeat Wed readers have the same commitment to those things, and we value that in a couple.
A close second factor is that Offbeat Wed shares non-traditional, artistic style photography instead of just cookie-cutter boring shit. This means the clients we get through Offbeat Wed share our same sense of style and art.
We've been advertising with Offbeat Wed for about 5 years now. We receive about five inquiries a year through Offbeat Wed, which is great for us because we only take about 14 weddings a year. Quality over quantity for us. We book a very high percentage of those inquiries as well. Almost all of them.
We absolutely earn back what we spent on our listing, and we get to photograph badass weddings. It's a win-win-win-win for us. Everyone in the wedding field who likes to push the bar and be creative should be advertising with Offbeat Wed. Period.”
-Roni of Roni Rose Photography
“From my vendor listing, I've booked over $20k in sales.
I have an 80% conversion rate for Offbeat inquiries — 4 out of 5 couples who inquired decided to hire me.
Packages booked range from $2300 – $9300, with the average at ~$5400.
As of now, ALL of my weddings next year are Offbeat Wed clients and I couldn't be more thrilled about it!”
-Cindy Savage of Aisle Less Traveled
When I think about advertising, ROI comes to mind first, however, there is an impactful and unique investment that stands out when advertising with Offbeat Wed.
I have found my people. My people have found me. I photograph offbeat weddings that match so well that guests often think I'm a fellow guest who also happens to be the photographer. Consider that familiarity and comfort immediately will help others feel relaxed in front of a camera and help provide the best photographic outcome, not to mention the positive of working an event you fully enjoy.
Offbeat Wed has brought me clients that match all areas of my photography business in addition to weddings (furthering my ROI) as well as wedding clients that in turn have gone on to become dear friends in my life. After 20 years of photographing weddings, the magic of weddings is renewed. How's that for your advertising buck? -Kristin Reimer of Photomuse
“As a creative DJ company, we know that what we do isn't for everyone. But Offbeat Wed directly connects us to exactly the kind of couples we created Amp'd Entertainment to serve: music lovers.
Offbeat Wed is the single greatest platform we have found to connect “the cool kids” with equally cool vendors who share their vision and style. Offbeat Wed has led amazing couples to us from across the US.
We couldn't be more grateful to Offbeat Wed for encouraging outside-of-the-box thinking and supporting creative vendors like us!”
-Hollon “DJ Bigg H” Yarborough of Amp'd Entertainment
My ROI has been larger than any other site I'm listed on, by far.
I don't get as many inquiries from Offbeat Wed, but the ones I do get, always book.
In fact, I haven't had a single inquiry yet that hasn't booked!
What's awesome, though, is that I get my most inventive couples from Offbeat. The cool themes, the creative, the geeky — I absolutely love it!