Erik Kent is the Co-Publisher (along with his wife, Beth) of NJWedding.com, a wedding planning directory serving all of New Jersey and parts of NY and PA. NJWedding.com is celebrating 15 years in 2012 and continues to be a leading web site in New Jersey to help wedding professionals promote their services and directly connect with future brides and grooms. Erik graduated from Rutgers College in 1992 with a B.A. in Communication, and continues to explore the multi-faceted layers of “communication” and how it continues to evolve, especially when it comes networking, marketing, advertising, business and weddings. Erik regularly uses social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn and WordPress to connect with members of the wedding industry, as well as brides and grooms-to-be. Erik also continues to study wedding trends, market data, technology and changes in society to better understand the wedding marketplace. Erik takes great pride in being an “industry resource” for the wedding community, is actively involved in business events and bridal shows throughout New Jersey, and is a long-time and proud member of the Association of Bridal Consultants – NJ Branch.
NJWedding.com Celebrates 15th Year Serving New Jersey Weddings Community
Since its launch on Valentine’s Day 1997, NJWedding.com has made it easier for engaged couples to find services such as banquet facilities, bands, disc jockeys, photographers, videographers, clergy and wedding officiants, florists, limousines, invitations, favors and much more through the Internet in the comfort of their home or office. This local wedding planning web site recently entered its 15th year of service to the wedding community on February 14, 2012, announced co-publishers / husband and wife team, Erik and Beth Kent.
NJWedding.com currently features around 500 listings for various types of wedding businesses that couples can choose from, as well as links to helpful articles and other wedding planning tips. Other special features include: information on wedding dresses and bridal registries, virtual tours of banquet facilities, video/music clips from local wedding bands, ceremony musicians, disc jockeys and videographers, a photo gallery showing the creativity of local wedding photographers and free relationship advice from a local marriage expert.
Throughout the years, there have been several additions to the site, including sections on South Asian/Indian Weddings and Civil Union Celebrations, a listing of upcoming bridal shows and wedding planning events throughout the Tri-state area, and sections focused on planning a beach wedding along the Jersey shore, including specific categories for Cape May and Long Beach Island weddings. NJWedding.com has also had the opportunity to give away a free wedding ceremony aboard the A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey’s official “Tall Ship,” for the past three summers, in association with various LBI organizations and wedding professionals, including members of the Association of Bridal Consultants – New Jersey branch.
For wedding professionals, the Kents developed a Business Resource Center at http://www.njwedding.com/business, providing links to wedding statistics, trends, “green” and eco-friendly weddings, marriage research, podcasts, blogs, wedding and event industry associations and more. Wedding vendors and engaged couples can also find NJWedding.com on social networking web sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube, providing an even greater experience to learn about the world of weddings and connect with members of the New Jersey wedding community. In addition, couples and wedding professionals can keep up with additional wedding news through a WordPress Blog entitled “New Jersey Wedding News.”
NJWedding.com is heavily involved in the NJ wedding industry and is a proud long-time, active member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), Jersey Shore Wedding Association (JSWA), Northern New Jersey Wedding & Event Professionals (NNJWEP) and Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce (SOCC), and is happy to support altruistic initiatives to help couples in the weddings community with nonprofit organizations Wish Upon A Wedding and Weddings For Heroes. NJWedding.com is also proud to be a media sponsor for the recent “Say Yes To The Best!” Bridal Showcase Experience, hosted jointly by the Association of Bridal Consultants and International Special Events Society (ISES).
For more information, contact Erik and Beth Kent at (908) 874-0417, visit the NJWedding.com home page at http://www.njwedding.com, connect with them through Social Media at http://www.njwedding.com/connect or e-mail them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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