Welcome to Viamo

The bespoke interactive e-commerce Wedding Website and App

Xplore4 Technologies, a dynamic technologies specialist company based in the North West of England, are launching Viamo, a bespoke interactive e-commerce wedding website and mobile app that will transform the way couples communicate with their family, friends and chosen wedding venue. It will provide the means for all parties to communicate on a daily basis before, during and after the event has taken place.

We are hoping that after reading and listening to our brief introduction, you would be prepared to answer a number of key questions. The feedback we would like to obtain from you, in our market research, will be used during the final stages of development to ensure that VIAMO is packaged up to seamlessly work in tandem with current industry practices whilst also placing itself as a frontrunner in the era of digital wedding communication. If you’re ready to take the next step into digitalisation, we’d be happy to help and the best way for us to guide you is to talk!! So please do not hesitate to get in touch.

KEY FACTS

  • In 2016 Only 27% of couples choose a church or religious building to hold their wedding ceremony. The preferred location was an approved venue.
  • In 2017 it is estimated that over £10 Billion was spent!
  • The average total cost of a wedding in 2017 including the wedding itself, guest expenses and honeymoon is £36,127
  • Average U.K. wedding venue will undertake 50 weddings a year! Which will consist of on average 100 guests per wedding! Which means the venue would serve 5,000 potential new customers a year! Offering to provide it’s facilities To celebrate, birthdays, anniversaries, Mothers Day, Easter , Christmas e.t.c. Viamo products would provide a means for the venue to communicate with potentially 5,000 new customers per annum.
  • EBay have confirmed that in 2017 there was a 33% increase on online shopping for “wedding gifts” compared to 2016 figures. And the demand is due to sore in 2018-19.
  • The most popular age to get married has risen to 28 years old. (Generation Y)
  • Printed media is becoming a product of the past. Hotels/venues are turning to online/digital media to promote hotel facilities and services. Viamo was created as a means to provide the venue its staff and its customers with a virtual one stop shop of information on preparing for a wedding.
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KEY FACTS

  • In 2016 Only 27% of couples choose a church or religious building to hold their wedding ceremony. The preferred location was an approved venue.
  • In 2017 it is estimated that over £10 Billion was spent!
  • The average total cost of a wedding in 2017 including the wedding itself, guest expenses and honeymoon is £36,127
  • Average U.K. wedding venue will undertake 50 weddings a year! Which will consist of on average 100 guests per wedding! Which means the venue would serve 5,000 potential new customers a year! Offering to provide it’s facilities To celebrate, birthdays, anniversaries, Mothers Day, Easter , Christmas e.t.c. Viamo products would provide a means for the venue to communicate with potentially 5,000 new customers per annum.
  • EBay have confirmed that in 2017 there was a 33% increase on online shopping for “wedding gifts” compared to 2016 figures. And the demand is due to sore in 2018-19.
  • The most popular age to get married has risen to 28 years old. (Generation Y)
  • Printed media is becoming a product of the past. Hotels/venues are turning to online/digital media to promote hotel facilities and services. Viamo was created as a means to provide the venue its staff and its customers with a virtual one stop shop of information on preparing for a wedding.

WEBSITE AND APP

With our founders having a wealth of knowledge & expertise in the wedding industry, the Viamo website and App offers a highly personalised shopping and planning experience, with impeccable attention to detail.

Viamo will endeavour to make sure couples that choose to use its products, experience a perfectly planned Wedding Day that exceeds all expectations and is everything they imagined & more.

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Gift Shopping

The Viamo wedding gift service helps the couple build a list that is entirely personal to themselves with absolutely no limits for their family and friends to view and purchase.

Their list can include everything they have ever dreamed of, combining traditional products with honeymoon and cash contributions. There is even a charity fund option if they so desire.

Venue Finder

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be quite a challenge especially if the couple don’t live in the area where they wish to get married. Viamo’s “Wedding Venue search” will provide the couple with a listing of venues all over the U.K. They would simply select a county where you wish to marry in the search engine then select a venue of their choosing! All the venues listed are licensed for Civil marriage.

The Viamo App

Online wedding planning has become the new staple in the life of a bride-to-be and her partner. Instead of toting and passing around a huge, messy binder of ideas, having everything in a simple singular online hub is the answer to every couples dreams. The Viamo’s couples dashboard on the Website and App offers a whole world of options to make the stressful process of planning the big day a breeze for the couple themselves, their family and friends/guests.
Working together with the venue the App will provide the couple with a vital format of communication allowing the venue to take advantage of the following;

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WEBSITE AND APP

With our founders having a wealth of knowledge & expertise in the wedding industry, the Viamo website and App offers a highly personalised shopping and planning experience, with impeccable attention to detail.

Viamo will endeavour to make sure couples that choose to use its products, experience a perfectly planned Wedding Day that exceeds all expectations and is everything they imagined & more.

Website

Gift Shopping

The Viamo wedding gift service helps the couple build a list that is entirely personal to themselves with absolutely no limits for their family and friends to view and purchase.

Their list can include everything they have ever dreamed of, combining traditional products with honeymoon and cash contributions. There is even a charity fund option if they so desire.

Venue Finder

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be quite a challenge especially if the couple don’t live in the area where they wish to get married. Viamo’s “Wedding Venue search” will provide the couple with a listing of venues all over the U.K. They would simply select a county where you wish to marry in the search engine then select a venue of their choosing! All the venues listed are licensed for Civil marriage.

The Viamo App

Online wedding planning has become the new staple in the life of a bride-to-be and her partner. Instead of toting and passing around a huge, messy binder of ideas, having everything in a simple singular online hub is the answer to every couples dreams. The Viamo’s couples dashboard on the Website and App offers a whole world of options to make the stressful process of planning the big day a breeze for the couple themselves, their family and friends/guests.
Working together with the venue the App will provide the couple with a vital format of communication allowing the venue to take advantage of the following;

Benefits for the Venue

Benefits for Venues

  • Provide your customers with an amazing interactive virtual wedding coordinator App for them to download free and use on a daily basis to communicate with you, the venue, and their chosen guests, before, during and after the event!
  • Provides you with an USP/differentiator, elevating your offering with cutting edge technology.
  • Provides enhanced opportunities to up-sell wedding packages direct to the couple throughout the event preparation. Tempting reminders highlighting upgrade packages prominently positioned for maximum coverage. Push notifications can be used for a more direct prompt.
  • Obtain valuable personal contact data on all guests, with an option to promote up and coming promotions, product launches and special occasions.
  • Encourage new business with existing customers.
  • Viamo will (on request) provide the venue with the latest hand held digital devises and software packages available to promote Viamo products to all new and potential couples and include a full training program if required, on the major benefits of using Viamo products.
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Benefits for Venues

  • Provide your customers with an amazing interactive virtual wedding coordinator App for them to download free and use on a daily basis to communicate with you, the venue, and their chosen guests, before, during and after the event!
  • Provides you with an USP/differentiator, elevating your offering with cutting edge technology.
  • Provides enhanced opportunities to up-sell wedding packages direct to the couple throughout the event preparation. Tempting reminders highlighting upgrade packages prominently positioned for maximum coverage. Push notifications can be used for a more direct prompt.
  • Obtain valuable personal contact data on all guests, with an option to promote up and coming promotions, product launches and special occasions.
  • Encourage new business with existing customers.
  • Viamo will (on request) provide the venue with the latest hand held digital devises and software packages available to promote Viamo products to all new and potential couples and include a full training program if required, on the major benefits of using Viamo products.

Benefits for your Customers

THE COUPLE

What the Viamo APP wedding planner will provide the couple……

  • With a means to communicate on a regular basis (if required) with the venue and its wedding coordinator/team.
  • Keep track of invitations and RSVPs with their wedding guest list tool.
  • Create and send a seating plan to their guests.
  • Circulate their chosen menus.
  • Keep family and friends informed on progress.
  • In-depth wedding countdown checklist.
  • Publish their wedding gift list.
  • Provides the couple, their family and friends with an online photo album of the day and beyond.
  • Keep important information to hand eliminating messy files and pieces of note paper.

And much more………

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THE COUPLE

What the Viamo APP wedding planner will provide the couple……

  • With a means to communicate on a regular basis (if required) with the venue and its wedding coordinator/team.
  • Keep track of invitations and RSVPs with their wedding guest list tool.
  • Create and send a seating plan to their guests.
  • Circulate their chosen menus.
  • Keep family and friends informed on progress.
  • In-depth wedding countdown checklist.
  • Publish their wedding gift list.
  • Provides the couple, their family and friends with an online photo album of the day and beyond.
  • Keep important information to hand eliminating messy files and pieces of note paper.

And much more………

Overview of the Wedding/Event.

Whether you are an independent or group of venues, Viamo provides you with an interactive online data management centre to store valuable event information, ensuring you can oversee all the analytics on the event taking place at the venue.

Key features…

1) The number of guests attending the wedding/event. More…
2) The theme of the wedding/event. More…
3) The quantity of bedrooms acquired for the wedding/event. More…
4) Designated function rooms for the wedding/event. More…
5) Food and drinks packages agreed. More…
6) Calculated spend at the wedding/event. More…
7) The opportunity to discuss the benefits of upgrading chosen wedding/event packages. More…
8) Push after sales (upgrades) to the wedding/events party. More…

Analyse upcoming and potential events and enquiries.

The technology acquired using Viamo will allow the venue to analyse all actual wedding/event enquiries that are logged into the data centre and provide all possible opportunities for the enquiry to be converted to a business transaction. It will also become a vital additional marketing tool to monitor enquiries that may not result in a confirmed booking. These are still leads that can be used for future events, promotional campaigns e.t.c.

It is vital that all enquiries taken by the venue will include ; the nature of the enquiry, guest numbers, the date for the event (including potential alternative dates) and contact details including email addresses if applicable.

In-depth Event Analyse

It is paramount that the venue’s wedding and events team collate as much information about the event as possible from all parties concerned. This will ensure the event is planned as near to perfection as possible, encouraging repeat business for future family events.
So taking note of the following key points and logging all information into the Viamo data centre will assist with this task.

1) Nature of the event.
2) Date of the event.
3) Event timings.
4) Is there an alternative date for the event?
5) Number of guests.
6) If the event is a wedding is the wedding a church wedding, civil wedding, a register office wedding or something else.
7) Ratio men, women and children.
8) Age ranges.
9) Do any of the guests have a disability and may need assistance during the event.
10) Dietary requirements, vegans, vegetarians.
11) Preferred choice of menus.
12) Preferred choice of drinks packages.
13) Number of family, double, single rooms required. Cots
14) Length of stay at the venue.
15) Do any of the party require leisure facilities. (if applicable) Spa, beauty, hair and nails.
16) Have the party been offered any of the venues preferred suppliers if ‘yes’ which suppliers have been chosen.
17) How many of the function rooms have been booked.
18) What accessories have been requested for the reception? Table clothes, table centrepieces, chair covers, cake stands/knife, red carpet, seating plans, Master of Ceremonies. Sound system and microphone, back ground music during the event, special lighting, projector and screen.

Measure the success of “Upsells”

Using the Viamo data centre will allow key personnel at the venue to monitor the success of package upgrades offered by venue employees to all upcoming and potential events. It would also inform key personnel if upgrades have not been offered. This would include food, beverage and accommodation packages to name a few.

It maybe that the venue are launching a new product/ brand and wish to introduce these items to the event organisers for consideration.

It would be important that key event personal at the venue have access to all up and coming new brand release dates, so they may notify all event organisers on a one to one basis.

There are always opportunities to increase an events spend no matter how large or small the occasion.

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Overview of the Wedding/Event.

Whether you are an independent or group of venues, Viamo provides you with an interactive online data management centre to store valuable event information, ensuring you can oversee all the analytics on the event taking place at the venue.

Key features…

1) The number of guests attending the wedding/event. More…
2) The theme of the wedding/event. More…
3) The quantity of bedrooms acquired for the wedding/event. More…
4) Designated function rooms for the wedding/event. More…
5) Food and drinks packages agreed. More…
6) Calculated spend at the wedding/event. More…
7) The opportunity to discuss the benefits of upgrading chosen wedding/event packages. More…
8) Push after sales (upgrades) to the wedding/events party. More…

Analyse upcoming and potential events and enquiries.

The technology acquired using Viamo will allow the venue to analyse all actual wedding/event enquiries that are logged into the data centre and provide all possible opportunities for the enquiry to be converted to a business transaction. It will also become a vital additional marketing tool to monitor enquiries that may not result in a confirmed booking. These are still leads that can be used for future events, promotional campaigns e.t.c.

It is vital that all enquiries taken by the venue will include ; the nature of the enquiry, guest numbers, the date for the event (including potential alternative dates) and contact details including email addresses if applicable.

In-depth Event Analyse

It is paramount that the venue’s wedding and events team collate as much information about the event as possible from all parties concerned. This will ensure the event is planned as near to perfection as possible, encouraging repeat business for future family events.
So taking note of the following key points and logging all information into the Viamo data centre will assist with this task.

1) Nature of the event.
2) Date of the event.
3) Event timings.
4) Is there an alternative date for the event?
5) Number of guests.
6) If the event is a wedding is the wedding a church wedding, civil wedding, a register office wedding or something else.
7) Ratio men, women and children.
8) Age ranges.
9) Do any of the guests have a disability and may need assistance during the event.
10) Dietary requirements, vegans, vegetarians.
11) Preferred choice of menus.
12) Preferred choice of drinks packages.
13) Number of family, double, single rooms required. Cots
14) Length of stay at the venue.
15) Do any of the party require leisure facilities. (if applicable) Spa, beauty, hair and nails.
16) Have the party been offered any of the venues preferred suppliers if ‘yes’ which suppliers have been chosen.
17) How many of the function rooms have been booked.
18) What accessories have been requested for the reception? Table clothes, table centrepieces, chair covers, cake stands/knife, red carpet, seating plans, Master of Ceremonies. Sound system and microphone, back ground music during the event, special lighting, projector and screen.

Measure the success of “Upsells”

Using the Viamo data centre will allow key personnel at the venue to monitor the success of package upgrades offered by venue employees to all upcoming and potential events. It would also inform key personnel if upgrades have not been offered. This would include food, beverage and accommodation packages to name a few.

It maybe that the venue are launching a new product/ brand and wish to introduce these items to the event organisers for consideration.

It would be important that key event personal at the venue have access to all up and coming new brand release dates, so they may notify all event organisers on a one to one basis.

There are always opportunities to increase an events spend no matter how large or small the occasion.