January 5, 2015

The Knot Announces the Top Wedding Vendors in the United States for 2015

NEW YORK (January 6, 2015) – The Knot, the #1 wedding website and mobile app, continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors and today announces the top wedding vendors in the United States. The Knot Best of Weddings award recipients represent the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot.  Exceptional vendors who have earned four or more The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. The Knot Best of Wedding Awards is an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the country’s top local wedding vendors, and the complete list can be found online at TheKnot.com.

“The Knot Best of Weddings and Hall of Fame have truly become the gold standard in wedding awards,” said Rebecca Dolgin, editor in chief of The Knot. “When planning the most important day of their lives, it is reassuring for couples to select a wedding professional that has positive recommendations made by other couples and their families.”

In 2015, only 5,500 local wedding professionals received the distinguished accolade of Best of Weddings.  To determine the winners, The Knot assessed a sample of over one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.

This year, there are 748 wedding professionals who have won four or more The Knot Best of Weddings Awards, and are therefore being inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding vendor to create a wedding that is unique to them. More than eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot, and they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding vendors across the country. The Knot is marrying great technology with trusted content—and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

About XO Group Inc.
XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; http://www.theknotworldwide.com) is the premier consumer internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young couples with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include The Nest and The Bump. XO Group is recognized by the industry for being innovative in media – from the web to mobile, magazines, books, and video. XO Group has leveraged its customer loyalty into successful businesses in online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, e-commerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City.

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