Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out if there would be a market for an informational DVD on how to plan a wedding without the stress, and was hoping I could get some insight from ladies who are currently going through the process…
We would include a variety of tips from a range of individuals – former brides, hair/makeup experts, florists – in addition to some short weight training sessions (plus other workout tips from trainers), short yoga and other relaxation technique guides.
I feel like a lot of it (especially the workout, yoga, and makeup tips!) would also be great for after the wedding.
Looking for honest opinions – is this something that you think brides would purchase, or that others would buy for brides as an engagement gift?
Post # 3
I see it more as something that I would purchase for a fellow bride-to-be. But if I received it as a gift, I would definitely watch it!
Post # 4
No, not as an engagement gift. Maybe it’s something i would have bought for myself and passed along if it were useful.
Include timelines…i found those the best. Like what to get done, with interactive checklists. For example, a layout like this is best for OCD me:
Invitatinons (Box to check here)
Pick out design
Pick envelope color
Etc etc. So the to-do’s are broken down into more of a to do list.
But that’s just me
Post # 5
I would also probably purchase this for a bride-to-be. The yoga/workout videos would be a great addition.
Post # 6
I would not purchase this for myself or a friend. So much information is available at the hive and elsewhere.
Post # 7
Thanks for the comments and suggestions! I know there’s so much information available out there, which is why we’re trying to figure out if it’s a viable product. I think that in addition to the demonstrations with pros, the value in it is that we’re taking the time out of searching for answers to the questions that come up regarding the biggest stress issues. If anyone would be interested in contributing advice and filling out our survey, you can find us on twitter – stressfreebride!
Post # 8
I think it would be a great gift for a newly engaged couple. It can be overwhelming when you first become engaged, so something like this would be appreciated.
Post # 9
Another question…we’re looking to charge about $150 for this (based on what it costs to go to yoga/trainer sessions, or have a lesson with a hair/makeup stylist, or especially learn about flowers and how to make your own bouquet) and that would also include access to an online system for tracking budget, guest list, gifts, etc. and a notebook with a timeline and suggestions for various lists on some of the pages (for example, organizing lists of gifts from showers, and tracking the thank yous, or "to do"/"to get" lists for things like Out of Town bags or table favors…) There’s going to be a lot of great information from experts and former brides alike, and we’re figuring we’re saving you a lot of time (and money) by giving great ideas, so you might not need to hire a wedding planner, or you might not need a pricey florist…
Do you think we’re aiming too high on the price?
Post # 10
Yes, I think that price is too high considering the amount of information out there that can be obtained free on teh internet, or through the library. I do think this is a good product that people could buy for themselves or that a friend can give as a helpful present to bride to be’s with very full lives.
Where do you live? I’m in Seattle and I’m a certified yoga instructor and would be glad to consult with you on the yoga aspects of this, including guided meditation and breathing techniques. I’ve certainly used yoga a lot in my own wedding planning 🙂
Post # 11
I’m really sorry, but I’m not sure I would buy this, especially at such a high cost. Maybe if it was in the $20-$30 range I might justify the purchase as a gift for someone else. I can find all of those things just by using the internet. Most brides today are relatively internet savvy and would easily find all of this information as well.
Post # 12
What about the stress of paying $150 for a video? LOL…Really, I think your price point if off. I would mass market at a much lower price. We’re a $10,000 wedding family and $150 would/could mean cooler flowers/centerpieces etc. Now, if you can find a way to market to $100,000 wedding families you may have something.
Good luck..the idea is good.
Post # 13
Thanks, guys! Mambinki, we’re probably going to be doing our filming in the Boston area, but I’ll message you once we get rolling because we’d love to include at least information from, if not video of, experts all over the map…and free advertising can’t hurt!