So you're interested in being Certified By The Guide…

Wedding Table by Mandy Scott FlowersWe're thrilled you'd like to apply! In a world saturated with wedding websites, aims to give your company "at-a-glance credibility." Millennial brides and grooms trust our listings because they know we only represent the best vendors in the business—ones that have been Certified By The Guide.

My name is Jenna Miller and I'm the Director of Vendor Sales for Here Comes The Guide. Before I started working here, I used to plan my wedding. It was by far my favorite wedding website due to its user-friendliness, pretty layout, and seriously detailed information.

I ended up finding my venue on and loved the website so much that I used it to find my vendors, too. I discovered vendors that I didn't know about and the site helped reinforce my decision to book certain vendors that I'd heard about elsewhere. It was great to be able to search Here Comes The Guide to see if the companies I was considering had been "certified," because in my mind that really validated them as a solid and reputable company.

Pink and white wedding cake and macarons by Colettes Cake GoddessNow that I'm on the other side of the wedding industry, I want brides and grooms to have the same great experience with Here Comes The Guide that I had. I've made it my mission to seek out the best event professionals in the industry, and then showcase them with a combination of nitty-gritty info and "lickable" photos—a presentation that gives our "nearly-weds" plenty of wedding inspiration and the full picture of what our vendors can do.

When couples know that you've been thoroughly vetted by yours truly, and that you're an event professional I'd hire for my own wedding (well, if I weren't already married), they'll feel confident in booking you.

Do you think you have what it takes? Email answers to the questions below to [email protected] Once I have the information below, I'll be able to determine if you meet our initial requirements to join, and can respond with our certification information and rates.

*Due to overwhelming response, we are only accepting vendor applications for California, Illinois, the DC Metro Area and the Tri-State Area. If you are a vendor outside of these areas, please check back next year.

If you are a venue/wedding location, please email [email protected] for information on joining our wedding venue directory.

Certified By The Guide Application:

1. What is the name of your business?

2. Where is your business located and what areas do you service?

3. How many years has your company been in business?

4. How many weddings have you serviced under this company name?

5. What is your company's website URL?

6. Besides your company URL, are you featured or reviewed on any other websites?

7. What tracking methods do you have in place for your web marketing?

8. If applicable for your service type: Are you properly licensed and/or insured?

9. How did you hear about Here Comes The Guide?

Thanks again for your interest. I look forward to learning more about your company!

**Due to the high volume of inquiries that we receive, please allow 24–48 hours for a response.

Jenna MillerBIO:
Jenna Miller is Director of Vendor Sales, MyGuide Editor and Pinterest Prima Donna for Here Comes The Guide, the original resource for local wedding venues and pre-screened vendors. "I love that Here Comes The Guide marries nitty-gritty information with real wedding inspiration," she says. "We're smart and pretty." With a background in digital marketing and social media strategies, Jenna justifies her social media addiction by referring to it as "work." You can find Here Comes The Guide on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.