The website SchoolyWeds.com was launched by Steve Walsh, a data analyst from Surrey, at the end of March after he noticed the lack of a freely available directory of its kind during the planning of his own wedding. Since then he’s been amazed by the outstanding quality of services being listed.
“The students who’ve created listings on the site display exactly the kind of enterprise that I’d hoped to attract, but the levels of skill and professionalism available have outstripped my expectations.”
“Musicians have been particularly forthcoming, and as a result we have some truly world class performers offering their services at local weddings.”
Still in its infancy, the directory already has listings in locations around the UK including London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Leeds, amongst them are musicians, photographers, and hair and beauty services. Steve is currently embarking upon a UK-wide search for more fresh talent, to promote their services before the summer.
“I’m hoping we'll continue to see the growth and positive reception that’s been evident so far. There’s a wealth of incredible ability within our colleges and universities, so I’m keen to expand the site into a central meeting place that benefits them and their potential clients.
“At the moment it’s totally free to sign up, and new accounts are being set up all the time,” he said.
“I’m enjoying the adventure, especially when we get contacted by service providers I’d never have thought of, like circus performers or belly-dancers, I guess there are all sorts of weddings!”
Full details of current listings, along with instructions for students to create their own, are available at www.schoolyweds.com.
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SchoolyWeds.com is a free online directory providing access to skilled student practitioners offering wedding services. Our goal is to provide access to affordable solutions to suit the modest wedding budget, whilst also providing a feature-rich centralised database for the use of students wishing to gain valuable real-world experience, a demonstrable portfolio and an added income from applying their expertise