WeddingWire & Wedding Professionals Celebrate Couples’ Choice AwardsTM 2014

CHEVY CHASE, MD – January 13, 2014 - WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, has announced the winners of the Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014. The esteemed annual awards program, formerly known as the Bride’s Choice Awards, recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 distinguish the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

Unlike other awards in the wedding industry, the Couples’ Choice Awards™ are solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with their wedding professionals. WeddingWire has quickly become the world’s largest wedding review site, with more than one million consumer reviews of wedding professionals. Approximately 72 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as a recommendation from a family member or friend, therefore such reviews on WeddingWire help give consumers valuable historical information about wedding businesses and their experience.

“The reviews on WeddingWire communicate to couples who we really are,” said Tara Melvin, Owner of Perfect Planning in Washington, D.C. “Joining the WeddingWire Network has been the best decision for my business. WeddingWire puts me in front of the client; and as WeddingWire grows to higher heights, they take my business on the journey with them.”

Among the more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network, the award-winning professionals are determined based on their quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they received from their past clients. For thousands of engaged couples, the award symbolizes legitimacy, reliability, and a proven track record of success.

“WeddingWire reviews are at the core of our business,” said winner Michael Greenberg, Owner of Nature Coast Entertainment Services, LLC, in Tampa, FL. “We use the Couples’ Choice Awards as a marketing tool to show potential clients that we are a company that they can trust. These awards are in almost all of our communications, as well as our social media pages. We strive to exceed our client's expectations in all that we do, so that when they do review our services, a 5 star score would be the only rating possible for us!”

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to embark on a sixth year recognizing those who engaged couples believe are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We celebrate this group of excellent wedding professionals for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 winners were notified via email on January 6, 2014. Recipients will receive the official WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 badge, along with access to a suite of marketing tools to showcase their achievement and a complete list of the winners. Many winners, such as the 1930 Grande Room, are excited to share the news.

“We plan on sharing this great accomplishment with our future couples through social media and our print materials,” said winner Jennifer C. Sanschagrin, Special Events and Venue Manager of 1930 Grande Room in Tampa, FL. “Not only to showcase what we do, but to also be a trusted source for recommendations on other vendors for their big day!”

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards™, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards. A complete list of 2014 winners, by location and category, will be coming soon. 

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire®, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including Brides.com, MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Weddingbee.com and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

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