An online forum is a message board or a discussion site in the Internet where people, usually called as “members” or “users”, can engage in conversations regarding various topics. Online forums are quite different from chat rooms in that posts are temporarily archived. Chat rooms, on the other hand, happen in real-time. Meaning to say, the exchanging of replies and messages among the members occur in the actual time during which members are virtually present.
Perfectweddings.sg, for example, is the wedding forum for brides in Singapore and is all about weddings to which they also have an online wedding forum. The website is an excellent source of information about the different facets of wedding. Aside from providing essential guides on wedding, it also has a wedding forum section.
Wedding forums are an avenue for brides and brides-to-be to meet one another and discuss certain topics regarding weddings. Members can ask for help or pieces of advice about their wedding concerns and anyone can answer as much as they can.
For example, a bride-to-be can post a new thread asking if somebody in Singapore ever held their wedding in a particular wedding venue. She posted this specific thread as she wanted to get some ideas about the place—its rates, ambiance, food and service, perhaps. Wedding forums have a lot of members who are joining in and participating in the discussions from day to day. With this, there is a huge possibility that other members can come across the thread and probably answer it with helpful and relevant information, which can help the bride-to-be in her decision making. Thus, there is an effective discussion that took place.
What is in a wedding forum?
Members can discuss about almost anything in a forum as long as it is related to the general purpose of the forum itself. Usually, wedding forums intend to have different sections for different topics.
Wedding Planning, Wedding Vendors, Wedding and Banquet Venues
For example, there can be a Wedding and ROM Discussion section wherein members can exchange ideas about wedding planning in general. There can also be a section about Bridal Packages and Preparations in which members can read reviews about bridal boutiques, wedding photographers, videographers, and so much more. These reviews made by those Singapore members who have personal experiences can be of help to the brides-to-be who are on the lookout for wedding vendors for their own weddings. There can also be a section about Solemnisation Venues wherein everybody can talk about various Singapore wedding venues—hotels, outdoors, yachts, seaside venues, and much more. Moreover, members can also discuss about the rates and services of different wedding banquet venues in another section.
More Personal Concerns
Aside from those mentioned above, members can also discuss about their personal concerns. For example, they can talk about relationship matters in case they need a listening ear and some words of encouragement or advice. Members can also talk about anything related to home and decorations in case they need important tips about buying or renovating a house, for example. They can also share their travelling experiences in case there are other members who are planning their honeymoon.
Usually, there is also a marketplace section where brides and brides-to-be can buy, sell or trade any wedding items as well as non-wedding items. Wedding forums are also a good opportunity for businesses to promote their products and services related to weddings.