I am wanting to set up a (preferably) wordpress based site that lets brides and grooms book suppliers (photographers, caterers etc). It would almost work similarly to sites such as [url removed, login to view] except for different vendors.
From the front end clients point of view, they would go onto the site, choose the type of supplier they are looking for and it would bring up a list of people who are available on that date. I would probably like the option to filter by price, and maybe just a blanket search for availability on a set date too. The customer would then have the option of emailing the supplier in order to get quotes.
From the Suppliers side of things, they would sign up to the website (with the option of paying a subscription fee) The listing would not be an automatic thing, I would want to approve or decline them. They would then have an availability calendar to complete. This would be a case of them selecting all the dates they are available for use on the front end client side of things. It's needs to be simple enough that if they then book, they can close out the date they have booked.
I want it wordpress based as I am used to working with wordpress. I want to be running a wedding blog at the same time, and have special time based offers such as groupon going on within the site as well.
In terms of budget, I have no idea what to expect, so please do mention prices when you contact me.