Connecting people with great merchants &
helping event merchants build their businesses
WeddingWire is the nation's leading technology company serving the $100+ billion wedding, corporate, and social events industry. Launched in 2007, WeddingWire is the largest and most trusted online marketplace connecting merchants with engaged couples and party planners. Moreover, WeddingWire's SaaS business platform powers the front and back-office for tens of thousands of event merchants, from venues and photographers to caterers and entertainers.
WeddingWire simplifies their daily business needs by unifying lead generation, marketing, and business management tasks. From prospect to payment, WeddingWire's client management system
is the event industry's first SaaS suite of tools that streamline sales, reputation management, client relationship, and billing needs for event professionals. Additionally, WeddingWire helps event merchants generate leads by providing online exposure in the largest vertical network in the industry, including WeddingWire.com
, Project Wedding
, and Weddingbee
WeddingWire is the industry leader in local business reviews. Coupled with the most in-depth merchant information including over 2 million business reviews, WeddingWire is the best place to search, compare and book over 200,000 event merchants, from venues
. The company also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites
and wedding checklists
, all at no charge.
Our story begins the morning of Tim's wedding in Toronto, Ontario in 2007.
Tim, along with his father, were feverishly finishing up the banquet seating chart to be placed in the reception hall so that their guests would know where to sit. This was the last detail in a series of very ordinary, yet very frustrating, wedding planning items for Tim and his fianceé, Tracey. As a groom, Tim had first hand experience that wedding planning was painful. As a technologist, he knew there had to be a better way to plan and execute the wedding.
The First Office in 2007: Tim's Living Room
A few months later, Tim, along with his friends Jeff, Lee, and Sonny, purchased a couple desks and threw them in his empty pink living room in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Their mission: to leverage technology to create a more transparent, online marketplace to help engaged couples and merchants connect online.
WeddingWire reaches merchants and couples across the United States
After releasing their first test in Washington, DC, the team raised venture funding from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2008 in order to expand across the US.
What began with four guys & pink living room has now evolved into a thriving business.
Offering the most comprehensive online marketplace for weddings - from venues to photographers in the US and Canada - WeddingWire has helped millions of engaged couples find the best merchants for their special day. Our community is comprised of engaged couples, party planners, merchants and creative professionals, passionate and eager to explore and enrich the world through celebration. We invite you to join the movement and become part of our story.
WeddingWire has expanded into adjacent event verticals with EventWire.com, to address the needs of corporate and social event planners.
Utilizing the same core principles used to build the largest online marketplace in the weddings industry, EventWire helps connect corporate and social event planners to the nation's best event merchants and creative professionals servicing corporate events, bar/bat mitzvahs, proms, reunions, and more.