The Knot and WeddingWire Launch WeddingPro, the Largest Marketplace and Community for Wedding Professionals
WeddingPro Will Help Hundreds of Thousands of Wedding Professionals Build Relationships With Couples and Each Other to Drive Business
Wedding Professionals Will Benefit From More Than 13 Million Engaged Unique Monthly Viewers and Over 1 Million Daily Vendor Recommendations to Couples
New York, NY—July 15, 2019—Today, The Knot and WeddingWire, the leading wedding planning resources, announce the launch of WeddingPro: the largest marketplace and community for wedding professionals. As the leading B2B wedding brand, WeddingPro connects wedding professionals with more than 13 million visitors per month planning weddings on The Knot and WeddingWire—the largest and most active audience of engaged couples in the country—as well as with hundreds of thousands of other pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.
“I have been a part of The Knot and WeddingWire community for six years and can tell you how valuable both brands have been in building my business, relationships and reputation in the wedding industry,” said Kristin Wilson, founder of Our DJ Rocks. “I tried advertising with social media platforms, but turned off my DM functionality because 100 percent of the leads I received were unqualified. I love that when I get connected to couples through The Knot and WeddingWire, they’re the right location, budget and timing for me and my business.”
“Utilizing The Knot and WeddingWire has changed our business. We’ve been able to reach such a diverse audience, which exponentially grew our ability to book more weddings,” said Heather Pangburn of Thurston Southern Catering.
In December 2018, with a combined more than 40 years of experience, The Knot and WeddingWire officially merged to join efforts and accelerate growth in the wedding industry. The result is an offering of more connections, education and value to engaged couples and wedding pros than any other company could do on a stand-alone basis. With WeddingPro, industry professionals will benefit from a number of unique advantages, including:
Making Great First Impressions. With the two leading wedding planning platforms now working hand in hand, pros will be on the radar of the largest audience of engaged couples anywhere—13 million unique monthly visitors, to be exact. With less than 1 percent lead overlap between The Knot and WeddingWire, most of today’s engaged couples are within reach.
SEO Boost. Now, wedding professionals have even more opportunities to be discovered by couples on The Knot and WeddingWire platforms. With combined SEO expertise, The Knot and WeddingWire are the top search results in nearly all wedding planning areas, driving significant traffic into each marketplace, and enabling pros to quickly and easily connect with couples that have the highest intent. Whether couples are searching by category, region or business name, WeddingPro is hyper-focused on ensuring that couples get the most relevant results showing pros in their area. When couples are delivered more tailored results, faster, The Knot and WeddingWire generate more leads, ultimately creating better ROI for pros.
Building Meaningful Connections to Book More Business. Quantity of leads is great, but quality is what’s game-changing. The Knot and WeddingWire engineers are constantly working to make pro recommendations more personalized on each platform with messaging, availability and pricing tools that allow for quick and easy connections. Together, The Knot and WeddingWire make more than 1 million relevant pro recommendations to couples every day based on what they need—much like the suggestions couples see when searching products on Amazon or Netflix. In fact, both brands have increased leads that respond back to pros by 42 percent YOY.
“As long-standing innovation leaders within the wedding space, we’re proud to use technology to make smart connections between wedding pros and millions of couples to create their unique and personal weddings,” said Tim Chi, Chief Executive Officer of The Knot Worldwide. “But more than just an ad platform, WeddingPro is a community made up of hundreds of thousands of cocreators, visionaries and entrepreneurs who work every day to make the impossible possible, and the best weddings even better—together.”
Creating Relationships Made to Last. Make each relationship go even further with the power of reviews. Reviews are so important to the success of any business in today’s trust economy. The Knot and WeddingWire make it seamlessly simple to request reviews and showcase pros’ favorites to help couples see their value. With more than 6 million reviews between The Knot and WeddingWire, it’s the number one destination for wedding reviews in the US.
Building Relationships That Drive Every Local Pro’s Community. Last year alone, The Knot and WeddingWire collectively helped over 10,000 local wedding pros connect in real life through empowering day-long education events, community-focused networking opportunities, parties and more. The Knot and WeddingWire have combined efforts to double down on education and events so pros can easily meet their next collaborator, mentor, referral or even a BPF (best pro friend) to ultimately grow their businesses. Wedding professionals have many options to promote their businesses, but unlike other options, WeddingPro is more than just an ad platform.
About The Knot Worldwide
With over four decades of expertise in the wedding industry, The Knot Worldwide is the largest global wedding planning company. The Knot Worldwide helps couples plan every aspect of their weddings, from finding inspiration and local wedding professionals to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more through The Knot, WeddingWire, Bodas.net, WeddingWire.in, WeddingWire.co.uk, WeddingWire.ca, Matrimonio.com, Mariages.net and other brands. Having inspired and empowered more than 40 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them, The Knot Worldwide provides leading wedding marketplaces, personalized wedding websites, planning tools and registry services with its brands in 15 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
The Knot Worldwide also includes lifestyle brands The Bump for pregnancy and parenting; GigMasters for bringing important celebrations to life with entertainment vendors; Lasting for building healthy and happy marriages; How They Asked for proposal inspiration and stories and more. The company has US offices in New York, New York; Washington, DC; Norwalk, Connecticut; Austin, Texas; and Omaha, Nebraska; and international offices in Barcelona, Spain; Galway, Ireland; Guangzhou, China; and Gurgaon, India.