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20 years of Guides for Brides

1995:

  • First wedding directory produced in Oxfordshire – 2000 copies printed in black and white.
  • First wedding fair with 40 brides attending.

1997:

  • Three wedding directories now being produced.
  • Two part time staff employed.

1998:

  • Four wedding directories now being produced.
  • Website domain name first registered.

1999 – 2005

  • Seven wedding directories are being published by 2005.
  • www.guidesforbrides.co.uk goes from strength to strength.
  • The business employs 10 people.
  • The Pink Guide was launched for same sex couples.

2006:

  • A series of networking events were held in the South of England to educate businesses about the gay wedding market.

2007:

  • Major re-design of the website.

2009:

  • Guides for Brides Wedding Directory App was created, which was one of the first ever launched.
  • The Pink Guide was merged with guidesforbrides.co.uk.

2010:

  • Nine wedding directories now being produced.
  • 12 members of staff are now employed.

2012:

  • Our very successful free Wedding Planner App is launched.
  • Sponsorship of TWIA and Wedding Ideas Awards began.

2014:

  • 16 staff now employed.
  • Our own 5* Customer Service awards were launched.
  • Venus Oxfordshire Business Awards ‘Business of the Year’, finalist for ‘Digital and new media’ and Venus National ‘Business of the Year’ finalist.

2015:

  • New logo and re-design of the website.
  • We held the first ever UK Wedding Conference in February.

Guides for Brides have been identified over the last few years as a company capable of strong growth following the implementation of changes to our brand and marketing.

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