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  Frequently Asked Questions

•  What is The Wedding Colony?
•  How do I use The Wedding Colony?
•  How do I register?
•  What is the cost to use The Wedding Colony?
•  Is my personal information safe and private?
•  What happend once I accept a bid?
•  How do I change my contact information?
•  How do I choose a provider?
•  How do I post a project?
•  How do I view my posted projects and keep track?
•  How do I accept or decline a bid?
•  Why is my profile an important part of my registration?
•  Do I have to fill out my profile at registration?
•  What happens when my project expires?
What is The Wedding Colony?
We are a site here to help you plan your dream wedding and save you thousands of dollars and lots of time-consuming research. Here is how it works - post your projects (your wedding needs) and have thousands of Standard Qualified providers bid on your projects. The service is free to you and you are not obligated to accept any bids. It's your choice! Think of us as your own personal virtual wedding planner!

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How do I use The Wedding Colony?
Follow 3 simple steps:
Register, post your wedding needs (projects) and Save money!
1. Simply click on “Register as a Bride, Groom, etc.” and follow the simple steps that are provided for you.
2. Once you are registered click on post a new project: Answer the questions that are provided in your desired category.
3. Wait for providers to bid on your project and chose your favorite bid.
To register click on “Register as a Bride, Groom, etc.” on the right upper corner of the home page underneath the logging area, or simply Click Here!


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How do I register?
To register simply click on register as a bride on the right upper corner of the home page underneath the logging area.
1. Click to “Register as a Bride, Groom, etc.” then fill in the required information on the registration page.
2. Once you receive a “Congratulations!” message follow the directions and check your email. Confirm your registration by clicking on the link provided for you in your email.
3. You will be directed to your own personal Wedding Page equipped with your own organizer, calendar and checklist! You can begin planning your wedding in your own personal virtual office.


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What is the cost to use The Wedding Colony?
As a Bride / Buyer it will cost you nothing to use The Wedding Colony, you only make payments to the providers whose bids that you except. You pay your providers directly. Our entire website and all its amenities are complimentary to you. After all, you are the one getting married! You will be treated as the “ Honored VIP Member of The Wedding Colony” you are!

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Is my personal information safe and private?
The public will only be able to see your username and the city that the wedding will take place in. The Wedding Colony will never share your contact information with anyone. The only time a provider is able to see your contact information is once you have accepted and confirmed their bid and you are ready to meet with them to arrange your wedding needs face to face.

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What happens once I accept a bid?
Once you have accepted a bid from your desired provider then you will be able to contact them to meet in person to make your decisions and discuss payment terms. Once you meet and decide that you are a good match then you do make payment arrangements with them directly.
The Wedding Colony encourages all its users to use PayPal as a fast and secure method of deposit and payment.


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How do I change my contact information?
You can change your information by simply clicking on Edit My Account on your Wedding Page once you have logged into the site. To change your Profile you can simply click on Edit My Profile on your wedding page once you have logged in the site.

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How do I choose a provider?
You can go to search providers and enter the category of your desire and the city that you need your providers in. You will get a list of qualified professional in your area. You will be able to look up their profiles and their ratings. We always encourage our brides / buyers to rate their providers so others can view the feedback of our providers. We have a Wedding Standards Five Star rating system for our providers based on the experienced feedback left by brides / buyers who have worked with them.

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How do I post a project?
Once you have registered, from “My Wedding Page” which is your own personal virtual wedding planning office:
1. Click on Post a New project!
2. Choose your desired category and answer the provided question.
3. Click on submit and wait for your bids.
You can repeat the same steps and post all of your needed wedding projects in all of your needed categories.


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How do I view my posted projects and keep track?
You can view your posted projects on “View My Activity” on “My Wedding Page”. From there you are able to manage your projects, view placed bids and view the providers that have placed bids on your project by simply clicking on bid Details. You also can accept or decline bids from this page.

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How do I accept or decline a bid?
You can view all of your posted projects from “My Wedding Page” by clicking on “View My Activity”, from there you can view the providers that have bid on your project and you can simply click on “Bid Details” and accept or decline a bid. You can also choose to not respond.

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Why is my profile an important part of my registration?
Your Profile is an important part of your identity on The Wedding Colony because it communicates your style to providers and it helps match you up with your best-qualified wedding professional in your area. Providers can view your profile in addition to your posted project and get a better idea of what you have envisioned for your special day.

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Do I have to fill out my profile at registration?
Your profile is an optional area for you, if you do not have all the information you can skip the profile area until you figure out the answers. You can also partially fill out your profile and leave the rest for later. But once you do have the opportunity and a better understanding of what you want for your wedding day we do emphasize that you do create a profile as a communication tool for providers to place better bids on your projects. You can create your profile either at registration or from “My Wedding Page” once you have registered or logged in. you simply click on Create my Profile on “My Wedding Page”. You can also edit your profile as you see fit by clicking on “Edit My Profile”.

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What happens when my project expires?
Your project expires on your own designated chosen auction length. Once you project has expired you are able to post it again and have providers bid on it again.

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