January 4, 2018

The 2018 Top-Rated Local Wedding Professionals in the United States Announced by The Knot

Twelfth Annual “Best of Weddings” and Sixth Annual “Hall of Fame” Awards by The Knot Represent Top Wedding Vendors Across America 

New York, NY/January 4, 2018The Knot—the leading digital wedding brand and app—continues its long-standing tradition of supporting local wedding professionals and connecting them with couples, and today announces the top-rated wedding professionals in the United States. From florists and cake bakers to DJs and invitation designers, The Knot Best of Weddings is an annual by couples, for couples guide to the country’s top local wedding professionals. The prestigious award honors the best- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on TheKnot.com. Exceptional vendors who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

“As the leading all-in-one wedding planning solution, The Knot provides millions of couples with a personalized, interconnected experience to not only gather inspiration and manage all guest experiences and registries in one place, but to connect with local wedding professionals to help them pull off their weddings,” said Kristen Maxwell Cooper, editor in chief of The Knot. “We’re thrilled to provide couples with smart vendor recommendations throughout their planning journey, and help them book vendors with even more confidence with our annual The Knot Best of Weddings coveted awards.”

This year, 8,526 local wedding professionals out of the approximately 300,000 on The Knot received the distinguished accolade of The Knot Best of Weddings award. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed over three million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a couple should consider booking for their own unique wedding. Additionally, 996 wedding professionals were inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

As the number one digital wedding brand and app, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. Every month, almost 12 million unique visitors* come to The Knot and its wedding marketplace to connect with approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country and read more than three million trusted reviews. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content to make planning the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

*Source: ComScore average unique monthly visitors for TheKnot.com January – October 2017

About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired an estimated 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps people navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments—from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnot and @TheKnot on TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

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