JOIN Friends of Brides & Weddings AND WIN PRIZES

For more than 25 years, Brides & Weddings has brought visibility to Wedding Professionals in Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Thank you for being a friend of Brides & Weddings. Professionals like you have inspired our next contest: #friendsofbw. Be an Ambassador and help us spread the love about Brides & Weddings visibility and our wedding professional development program, Women’s Wedding Network 

Five Ways to Earn Our Thanks (and Points too!)

  • Spread the BW love by sharing this page (see URL above) on your social media (Facebook, Instagram), tagging Brides & Weddings or Women’s Wedding Network, and using the hashtag #friendsofbw to receive:  10 points.
  • Post about your experience as a BW advertiser or Women’s Wedding Network attendee on social media or by using our testimonial form–do you do it to invest in the wedding community or build name recognition? Have you gained clients? New business partners? Then tag your video, post, etc. #friendsofbw to receive 25 points.
  • Submit a *qualified lead using our form or provide an old-fashioned introduction by email, phone, or in person at Women’s Wedding Network, and you’ll receive: 50 points and a shout-out on social media.
  • Help book a call for your Qualified lead with Rebecca Barnes using this link 75 points.
  • Have a Marketing Review call with Rebecca Barnes using this link 125 points.
  • Encourage your lead to join the Brides & Weddings visibility program: when they sign up for visibility in Brides & Weddings, you’ll receive: 150 points, a social media post, and your name on the “Friends of BW” page of, with a link to your website.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, where we’ll recognize the person who currently has the most points. Then, at the end of the contest period, we’ll tally up the points to find the BEST Friends of Brides & Weddings. Points can be cashed in for:

Discounts off Women’s Wedding Network events

Online sponsored stories or blogs on

Free Tickets for Women’s Wedding Network events

Free Visibility Packages with Brides & Weddings and more!

Need some added incentive for your friends?  Anyone who signs up with a Brides & Weddings Visibility before May 15th gets an additional two online sponsored stories and one additional bridal buzz eblast to our bridal buzz subscribers.

Anyone with more than 100 points will be recognized at our Friends of BW event, which will bring together our BW friends, new and old, to build connections with other area business and community leaders. We will thank the person who earned the most points during the contest with:

  • “Podium” time at the Friends of BW event; tell all of our friends about yourself and your business
  • Recognition on 
  • An online sponsored story about your business on

Come join in the fun and be one of our #friendsofBW ambassadors!

Fine print :*A qualified lead is a company doing business, or seeking to grow their business, in the Northern Virginia area and has not been a BW advertiser in the last 24 months. Referral must include contact information for the organization’s decision maker or with a person who vets advertising opportunities for a decision maker. You CAN refer your OWN company if you have not advertised in 24 months, but points will only be awarded if a space reservation form is signed before the end of the contest. To win the grand prize, the top points earner must also have had at least one lead that purchased advertising space with BW.