This quick and convenient guide will help you list your wedding in minutes, from anywhere.
Getting ready to list your first package on Borrowed Wedding? Yay! We can't wait to see it. This step-by-step guide walks you through what you'll need to do to create a wildly popular wedding package, so you can start makin’ bank. You can list a package as a Full Wedding Package, which requires 15+ items, or as a Ceremony, Reception, or Accent Package, which all require 5+ items.
***If you're not sure If you’re not sure, this blog describes each package type and even includes some free downloadable checklists to show you what sort of items to include in each.
Now let's get started.
Step 1: Log in to your account
Sign-up (if you haven't already) or login and then click the List a Wedding Button in the top right corner. Then choose "wedding packages" and select your package type.
Step 2:Write a descriptive listing title
The title of your wedding is one of the first things visitors see, so be descriptive and use your imagination when you come up with yours.
**tip**Focus on the main components of the wedding package, such as theme, mood and location to highlight the unique features that make your listing stand out.
Step 3: Describe your wedding package
The best way to describe your wedding is by telling a story. Explain it in a way that makes it easy for others to visualize what they’ll experience on their big day by renting your wedding package.
Step 4: Determine pricing & availability
You can set your price based on a nightly rate. This is also where you can set your security deposit (we
recommend 10% of the retail value) edit your minimum and maximum rental periods, manage your availability calendar, and list delivery fees (if you'll offer deliveries).
***To adhere to Borrowed Wedding pricing guidelines, your nightly rate must fall between 20% and 80% off the retail value you paid when you bought the items. (i.e.: if you paid $500, you can charge anywhere from $100-$400 per night).
Step 5: Location
Help people find you by adding your address. For security purposes we recommend only adding your approximate location (i.e.: City and Province/State) so, that your listing appears when users search by location.
Step 6: Additional information
The more detail you provide, the more likely your packages are to be booked. Share information such as:
the maximum wedding size your package can accommodate
an itemized package inventory list that includes quantities and descriptions for each item,
the retail value of the package (what everything cost you to buy)
promotions (you can create unique promotions in your member profile)
Photo credits (if using professional images please include the name of the photographer)
Theme (choose whichever themes represent your package)
**tip** We recommend setting aside about 10-15% of your inventory aside so you have spares to quickly replace any items that get damaged or go missing. So for example, if you have enough décor for a 100 person wedding, set aside 10 if each item and share your wedding as a 90 person wedding.
Step 7: Add some photos!
This part's pretty easy. I mean, who doesn't have totally gorgeous photos from their wedding? But if you don't, stunning, high-quality images will really set your wedding apart. They're the first thing couples see when they're cruising our site, and they'll help you attract the perfect couples to your wedding. All your photos are important but the first one is especially so since it set's the stage for the rest of your wedding.
We recommend including some professional shots from your wedding if you have them (don't forget to give photo cred to your photographer), along with individual photos of each item. Be sure to caption your images clearly so it's easy for viewers to identify what each item in your inventory list is.
Need a photographer to get some great shots for you? Check out the Borrowed Wedding partner page and get connected with one of our photography partners who can help you out.
VOILA! Just like that, you've created your first listing.
If you have any questions hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can clear them up for you.