100 websites to market your event planning business

You’ve heard it many times before.

“If you build it, they will come”.

Finding clients for your event planning business is always easier said than done.

If you’re like me, hearing another event planning expert tell you to go out and network to find clients probably makes you want to scream in frustration. Is networking going to find you clients and book your schedule solid? Possibly, BUT network marketing relies heavily on having a large network to start with or the ability to charm your way into selling your services (introverts need not apply!).

Did you know the average cost of a wedding in the US is $26,984? This means with the right marketing strategy you could be bringing in a large chunk of event revenue!

event planning business cost of a wedding
But what happens if you don’t have a large following, are new to the industry and are would like to find different ways to market your event planning business online?

That’s why I’ve created a list of 100+ websites where you can list your event planning business to help bring the clients to you.

This list if the ultimate resources for finding free and paid options for marketing your business online, so you can target the your ideal clients. To make it even easier, I’ve broken down the options into categories, as well as highlight the free options.

In a rush? Grab the complete event marketing website listings as a convenient, downloadable PDF.

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Submission Sites

These are websites where you can submit photos from your events or styled shoots to gain more exposure for your business and potential clients to your door.

  1. 100 Layer Cake 
  2. A Practical Wedding 
  3. Artfully Wed​ 
  4. B.Loved 
  5. Belle the Magazine 
  6. Bespoke Bride 
  7. Black Bride 
  8. Boho Weddings 
  9. Bridal Musings
  10. Brooklyn Bride  
  11. Burnett’s Boards 
  12. Carats & Cake 
  13. Catalyst Wedding Co.
  14. Chic Vintage Brides 
  15. Equally Wed 
  16. Etsy Wedding Blog 
  17. Matchology
  18. Fab You Bliss 
  19. Festival Brides 
  20. French Wedding Style 
  21. Green Wedding Shoes 
  22. Hey Wedding Lady 
  23. Inspired Bride 
  24. Intimate Weddings 
  25. Junebug Weddings (Free)
  26. Kiss My Tulle
  27. My Day
  28. Savvy Deets Bride 
  29. Snippet & Ink
  30. Southbound Bride
  31. Style Me Pretty
  32. Whimsical Wonderland Weddings (Free and paid options)

Directory or Search Engine Listing

These are websites where you can list your business and contact information for potential clients searching for service providers. I highly recommend listing on these websites, as clients are often coming to you on these sites, rather than you going after them. Here’s why this is awesome: This means that they already know they need an Event Planner and are just looking for the best option for them. When they do find your business they will be a “warmer” lead and therefore in the mindset to communicate their needs and discuss how you can help. 

Search engines, for example, bring in a large number of organic traffic online and Google, in particular, has a 93% share of the market.

event planning business search engine
Some of these listing options such a Google Business Listing are FREE and provides an unparalleled number of local organic traffic to your website. 

See below an example of what a Google Business Listing can do for your search profile and place you on locals maps!

event planning website google business listings

  1. Bidvine UK 
  2. Eventective
  3. EventUp (Venue Specific) 
  4. Gig Salad 
  5. Wedded Wonderland
  6. The Knot 
  7. Knots Villa 
  8. Little Book for Brides 
  9. Guides for Brides UK
  10. Little Book for Brides 
  11. Little Wedding Guide
  12. My Registry
  13. Offbeat Bride 
  14. Once Wed 
  15. One Wed
  16. Party Pop
  17. Wedding Friends
  18. Wedding Happy
  19. Wedding Mapper  
  20. Wedding Service Companies
  21. Wedding Vendors Directory (Free for the first year only)
  22. Wed Experts (Free and paid)
  23. Wedj (Free and paid)
  24. Venue Report (Venue specific)
  25. About.me (Free and paid)
  26. Angie’s List
  27. Best of the Web
  28. Bing Places (Free)
  29. City Search (Free)
  30. City Squares (Free)
  31. Craigslist (Free)
  32. FourSquare (Free)
  33. Dex Knows (Free listing and paid advertising)
  34. Google My Business (Free) * Highly Recommend!
  35. Judy’s Book
  36. Kijiji (Free)
  37. Local.com (Free)
  38. Manta (Free)
  39. Map Quest  (Free)
  40. Merchant Circle
  41. Moz Local 
  42. Shop City (Free)
  43. Super Pages (Free)
  44. White Pages (Free)
  45. Yahoo Local Listings
  46. Yellow Bot
  47. Yellow Pages (Free)
  48. Yelp (Free)

      Website or Blog Advertisment

      These are websites and blogs specifically in the event planning industry where you can pay to advertise your business and get in front of clients looking for your services. These websites are great, particularly if your potential clients uses them for inspiration and for sourcing content for their events. When signing up for these websites, be sure to request a copy of their demographics stats to ensure that they match your ideal clients. This way you don’t end up wasting valuable marketing dollars, advertising on a website where your potential clients are not searching.

      1. Bridal Tweet 
      2. Emmaline Bride 
      3. The V List
      4. Mod Wedding
      5. My Wedding
      6. My Wedding Songs
      7. NewlyWish
      8. One Fab Day
      9. Polka Dot Bride
      10. Pretty Pear Bride 
      11. Rock My Wedding
      12. Rock N Roll Bride
      13. Ruffled
      14. Rustic Wedding Chic
      15. So You’re Getting Married
      16. Something Turquoise
      17. Tahoe Unveiled
      18. The Bride Society 
      19. The Budget Savvy Bride
      20. The English Wedding Blog 
      21. The Un-Wedding UK
      22. The Wedding Community
      23. Web for Wedding
      24. Want That Wedding
      25. Wedding Chicks 
      26. Wedding Sparrow 
      27. Wedding Bee (Offers free submission and paid advertising)
      28. Yellow Book
      29. Meetup
      30. Love and Lavender (Offers free submission and paid advertising)
      31. Loverly (Offers free submission and paid advertising)
      32. Love My Dress (Offers free submission and paid advertising)
      33. Magnolia Rouge (Offers free submission and paid advertising)
      34. Mountainside Bride (Free 30 day trial for submission and paid advertising)
      35. MunaLuchi Bride (Offers free submission and paid advertising)

      Social networks

      Social networks are yet another great option for marketing your event planning business. These are online communities filled with potential customers with a problem you can solve. Whether you are sharing information about your business or actively seeking clients, your social media posts need to be value-packed to provide clients with a reason to connect with you. Try to offer event planning tips, trends, ideas, special offers and updates on your business.  The more helpful your posts, the more likely they are to be shared and expand your reach. 

      Let’s take Facebook for Example:

      According to Similar web Facebook is the number 1 social traffic source for most news websites. The same is true for many small business websites and the very reason why you should have a Facebook page for your business and be active in Facebook groups. This is one of the best social media platforms for finding clients for your event planning business and should be a part of your online marketing strategy.

      event planning website facebook marketing

      1. Facebook
      2. Youtube
      3. Instagram
      4. Pinterest
      5. Twitter
      6. Reddit
      7. LinkedIn
      8. SnapChat
      9. Periscope
      10. Tumblr