January 18, 2024

Drumroll Please! The Knot Announces Top Wedding Professionals with the Best of Weddings Awards for 2024

Based on Thousands of Couple Reviews on The Knot Vendor Marketplace, The Knot Celebrates Top Wedding Pros Nationwide with its 18th Annual Best of Weddings and 12th Annual Hall of Fame Awards

NEW YORK, NY, January 18, 2024 — According to new data from The Knot*, recently married couples shared that they relied on their vendors not only to provide services for their wedding but to help manage their stress (68%), aid in decision-making (34%), give honest advice and guidance (46%), and provide emotional support (21%). In fact, a majority of recently married couples (68%) revealed that wedding vendors were as supportive as their significant others during the wedding planning process.

Recognizing outstanding service from wedding professionals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, The Knot—a digital wedding planning authority and the largest Vendor Marketplace in the US—today announces the winners of its annual The Knot Best of Weddings and Hall of Fame awards. In their 18th and 12th years respectively, The Knot Best of Weddings and Hall of Fame awards represent the best wedding professionals in the industry across all wedding vendor categories, rated by real couples on The Knot Vendor Marketplace. These top vendors go above and beyond to meet couples’ needs, make the planning process easier and execute wedding day visions with a quality touch. 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. Underscoring the awards’ representation of the best of the best, this year approximately 5 percent of vendors on The Knot have received the Best of Weddings award, and less than 1 percent were inducted into the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.  

To determine the winners, The Knot assessed thousands of user reviews for 200,000+ wedding professionals within its Vendor Marketplace across various categories—wedding planners, venues, officiants, musicians, DJs, florists, photographers, caterers, hair and makeup artists, and more—to find the top vendors of the year. Vendors who have received at least seven reviews on The Knot with an average score of 4.5+ between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023, received The Knot Best of Weddings award. 

“It can be daunting to find the perfect-fit wedding vendors to not only provide expert services but support and guidance throughout the planning journey,” said Lauren Kay, Executive Editor of The Knot. “We’re proud to make the process easier by offering the largest US Vendor Marketplace backed by real couple reviews. The Knot Best of Weddings awards serve as a trusted stamp of excellence, dependability and remarkable service as couples look to book the top pros in the wedding industry.” 

“I am thrilled to win The Knot Best of Weddings and Hall of Fame awards. As a wedding officiant for over 15 years, I know firsthand the value couples place on hiring wedding professionals who not only meet their needs, but help them feel empowered, inspired and cared for along the way,” said Lauren Snead, a wedding officiant based in San Francisco. “Reviews are essential because—in addition to building credibility—they also give couples important insight as they search for the wedding pros who will be the best fit for them. I am incredibly grateful to the couples who trusted me to help them create a meaningful and personalized wedding ceremony and to The Knot for recognizing the deep care I bring to each and every couple I have the honor of working with.”

Real Couple Reviews on The Knot Vendor Marketplace:

“Moses and Stephanie are the best! Since day 1, Moses was very responsive with any questions that we may had! On the day of the wedding, they were definitely a professional team, ran the schedule so smoothly and worked with my other vendors. The final pictures were unbelievable beautiful and just the whole work was impeccable! If you are looking for an amazing photographer, definitely hire Moses,” one couple said of wedding photographer Moses Cruz of Moses Cruz Photography in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

“Khadar and Jen were SO easy to work with and honestly made planning a wedding such a seamless process. They made my dreams come true and beyond! Everything about my wedding day was absolutely perfect. The views, the venue and the staff were all amazing. You can not go wrong with booking your wedding at The Aviator,” one couple said of Khadar Soussou and Jen Seidel of venue The Aviator Cleveland in Cleveland. 

Couples come to The Knot Vendor Marketplace to find the best professionals in the industry, browse real wedding images for inspiration and read reviews from over 3 million couples. Spanning 25 categories—from venues and wedding planners to videographers, jewelers and more—The Knot Vendor Marketplace allows couples to search, compare, connect to book and manage their pros all in one place. The Knot Best of Weddings awards, in combination with years of trusted content and innovative technology from The Knot, give couples the confidence to book expert vendors to help plan a wedding that’s authentically them.

Wedding professionals who win The Knot Best of Weddings and Hall of Fame awards are members of WeddingPro, The Knot Worldwide’s business-to-business wedding brand and the largest wedding Vendor Marketplace and community for wedding professionals. WeddingPro connects small businesses with millions of engaged couples and hundreds of thousands of industry pros each year on The Knot and WeddingWire, helping them build relationships that grow their businesses.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings awards and this year’s winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

About The Knot

The Knot is a leading wedding Vendor Marketplace that connects couples with more than 200,000 local wedding professionals and offers a comprehensive suite of planning tools that includes personalized wedding websites, invitations and registry services that make planning easier to help couples enjoy the experience. The most trusted authority on wedding planning, The Knot reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through TheKnot.com; the #1 wedding planning app on iOS and Android, The Knot Wedding Planner; The Knot national wedding magazine; and The Knot book series. Since its inception, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s authentic to them. Visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: @TheKnot on TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest and Threads and Facebook.com/TheKnot.

*Based on a study from The Knot conducted in July 2023 among 500+ engaged and recently married user and non-user respondents


Jennifer Myers 

Associate Director, Public Relations