Southern Wedding required a brand new website that improved on the functionality of its old one. On the base level, Southern Wedding is a directory of wedding industry businesses that couples getting married can search through to find local services for their special day. They also wanted to drive more traffic through to their website who are searching online for
We built a new website in Drupal 7 improving on code quality, design, performance and SEO from the start. Peritus Digital worked closely with Southern Wedding to find out the functions and features that businesses and couples getting marries would find useful.
With a user login and profile system similar to the facebook pages feature, business users can log in and manage a free business listing. Alternatively, they can make a paid upgrade to a recurring yearly subscription fee across a variation of paid tiers, each allowing more access and functionality, and ultimately exposure for their listing. There is also a user forum, wedding fair list, blog stream, embedded timelines and that's all before you even get to the admin side. The administration area of the website allows for full control over subcriptions and memberships, as well as a direct API call with the payment gateway PayMill to allow users to store card details for recurring and future payments through the site. The customer side of the website allows couples getting married to browse through wedding service categories, add those they like to their pinboard and message businesses with enquiries and bookings. They are then able to manage and track their enquiries via their dashboard.