Voting Now Open for WeddingWire’s 2016 Weddi Awards™

Leading Wedding Planning Site Names 2016 Nominees Who Demonstrate Excellence and Innovation in the Industry Naming the 2016 Nominees

CHEVY CHASE, MD--December 11, 2015--WeddingWire, Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, officially named today the submission-based nominees for the 2016 Weddi Awards™. This annual awards program distinguishes exceptional businesses and individuals in the wedding industry for their professional accomplishments across three categories: professional achievement, customer excellence, and innovation and creativity. Awards are both merit-driven and data-driven. All submissions for the merit-based awards were accepted October 21, 2015 through November 18, 2015; event professionals and consumers alike can now view all of the nominees, read their submission summaries and vote for the professionals they feel are most deserving of each Weddi Award. All data-based award winners will be determined in January 2016, from annual data pulled after December 31, 2015.

“We’re thrilled to have such an innovative, dynamic and diverse group of nominees this year,” said Sonny Ganguly, CMO, WeddingWire. “These professionals have all gone above and beyond to serve their clients and represent some of the best in the industry. All of the nominees should be incredibly proud of their accomplishments and the praise received from their peers through the nomination process. Their nomination is only further proof of their proven track record of excellence to all past, current and future clients.”

"The Weddi Awards are a great way to encourage wedding professionals to raise the standards of service to our clients in our industry,” said Laurie Hartwell, Founder and CEO of The Bridal Society. “Having been nominated by my peers as ‘Most Helpful Mentor’ is a great honor. My goal is to constantly inspire others to achieve excellence for themselves and, in doing so, they can pay it forward and be an inspiration to others."

The top three professionals with the most votes per award as of midnight, December 23, 2015, will be contacted by December 31, 2015 and move on to the judging round as well as receive complimentary tickets to WeddingWire World. The submission with the highest average score from WeddingWire’s panel of appointed judges will determine the winner. All winners will be announced at the Weddi Award reception on February 10, 2016 at WeddingWire World.

To learn more, visit, and visit the 2016 Weddi Awards homepage at to see the full list of categories and awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including,, and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Lauren Hartman