Blog Welcome to Wedable!

- November 20, 2015 -

Welcome to Wedable!

Written by

Spencer Combs

Welcome couples and vendors! My name is Spencer, and I’m one of the founders here at Wedable. Before we start sharing stories on the blog, I wanted to sit down and share mine with you first. I want you to know how Wedable was born and why we believe it’s going to bring sweet relief to couples, like you and yours, as you begin to plan your wedding.

Here’s the thing: I’ve been in the wedding industry as a photographer for almost a decade. Over the past 10 years, I’ve shot over 350 weddings. It’s been a total blast! But even early on, I noticed a problem… Couples often didn’t have the resources (or time) to search for the vendors they needed.

So they would end up asking me for all sorts of recommendations. Once I realized how many couples needed help finding quality vendors, I built a referral list of all my favorite vendors, from DJs to florists to bakers. However, a lot of the time those vendors would be booked, and couples would end come back wanting more recommendations. I knew there had to be a more efficient way to connect couples with awesome vendors.

Nonetheless, I kept working hard to expand my network, adding to my recommendation list in every city I shot in. I never failed to be amazed at just how many great wedding vendors existed everywhere I went.

We think Wedable is going to radically change the wedding industry for better, not only for couples but for vendors all over the world.
Co-founder, Spencer Combs with his wife, Alex.

Then one day, I was searching for a place on Airbnb and thought to myself: Wow, this is pretty cool how people can search for a place to stay by city and date… why isn’t there something like this for the wedding industry? And just as that thought entered my mind, I got an email from a bride asking if she knew of any florists available on her wedding date. And all of the sudden it just clicked—as quickly as I had the thought, it had begun to transform into a vision. An Airbnb-type service for the wedding industry. How can I make this happen?

I remember standing up and feeling the largeness of the idea. That was November 2014. Not long after, I brought my friend Jeb in and we started pulling in the people and putting the pieces together to make this idea a reality. What we’ve built has already become so much bigger than what I could have imagined.

Originally, the goal was to find a way for couples to find vendors who were available, and then we realized we could also create a way for vendors to connect and keep up with couples like never before. That’s when we decided to integrate vendor calendars, which now means vendors will book those extra dates they need booked, quicker. We think Wedable is going to radically change the wedding industry for better, not only for couples but for vendors all over the world.

As you explore our website, we hope you’ll discover the same. And please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can improve your experience! Afterall, we made this for you.

P.S. We’ve got a lot of helpful wedding planning advice and inspiration we’re excited to share on the blog. You can subscribe to these posts through the form at the bottom of this page.

Wow, this is pretty cool how people can search for a place to stay by city and date... why isn't there something like this for the wedding industry?