WePlanr, The First-Ever Destination Wedding Planning And Marketplace Platform, Launches In The Philippines
The start-up has partnered with DOT Philippines in Australia to promote our country as a premier wedding destination
Planning a wedding can be stressful.
It involves communicating back and forth with a lot of suppliers, budgeting, keeping track of where things are and will be—and on top of that, you’ve got wedding nerves to contend with. Even with a wedding planner, it can be highly overwhelming. WePlanr, a start-up based in Sydney, Australia, hopes to help couples and ease their stress even a little.
As the first-ever destination-wedding planning and marketplace platform designed specifically to help Australian couples get married in remote destinations across Australia, New Zealand and in Southeast Asia, WePlanr aims to provide a simple and easy platform for couples to get inspired, connect with friendly industry experts in the Philippines, and easily manage every detail of everything they need to pull a wedding together, with its automated budget tracking, easy in-platform communication channel, calendars and reminders, and quotes and invoices—all in one place.
The platform, founded by Filipina-Australian Erika Veloso-Wielopolska, has partnered with the Philippines’ Department of Tourism in Australia through a year-long social media competition for couples across Australia and New Zealand who got married in the Philippines.
Dubbed #ThrowbackWeddingofTheYear, the competition aims to promote the Philippines as a premier destination of choice for Aussie and Kiwi couples seeking beautiful, tropical wedding destinations—and to promote the fact that the Philippines is also home to many talented local wedding suppliers.
“The tourism and hospitality industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID pandemic, and we are thrilled to support an innovative startup such as WePlanr in their efforts to promote tourism to the Philippines,” said Norjamin Delos Reyes, the Philippine Tourism Attaché for Australia and New Zealand. “While waiting for our borders to re-open, the competition is a great way for us to show off what the Philippines has to offer to couples everywhere.”
To realize its mission, WePlanr is inviting resorts, and wedding suppliers all over the Philippines to be a part of the highly anticipated launch of the platform, coinciding with the start of the competition. For a limited time, WePlanr is offering 50% off on their joining fee, on or before January 15, 2021.
To join the competition, couples will need to record a short video answering the question “What made your wedding more fun and more amazing in the Philippines?” along with photos and key details of their wedding.
Videos will be shortlisted each month to go in the running for the monthly cash prize. The videos with the most likes as voted by the public based on a set criteria will be deemed the winner for that month. Grand prize winners will then be selected from the monthly winners to be crowned #ThrowbackWeddingofTheYear.
Winners and official partners of WePlanr will be featured in a special magazine printed by WePlanr, to be published and distributed at various Australian Wedding Expos in 2022 and the grand prize winner will be featured on the cover of the magazine.
Photos from WePlanr