January 10, 2016

WeddingWire Reveals Nation’s Elite Wedding Professionals in 2017 Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ

CHEVY CHASE, MD–January 10, 2016–WeddingWire, Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced today the winners of its ninth annual Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ. The 2017 Couples Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals demonstrating excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, and they distinguish these vendors as premier leaders in their industry. The awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 different service categories, ranging from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with exceptional professionals who not only make a couple’s big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievements.”

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards utilize reviews from newlyweds about their experiences working with professionals to determine the winners. These top wedding vendors are determined by the quality, quantity, consistency, and timeliness of the reviews received from their clients. Nine out of 10 engaged couples rely on reviews when searching for wedding vendors, and the Couples’ Choice Awards truly showcase the significance and relevance of reviews in the wedding and event industry.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the 2017 Couple’s Choice Awards. As a wedding venue, we understand that couples look at reviews, understand what WeddingWire [awards] badges indicate, and use that information as part of their decision,” said Casey Clark, Marketing Manager, Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown, MD. “Our team also understands the importance of maintaining excellence as a venue so that we can continue to be a part of this prestigious recognition which has clearly driven revenue for us.”

As the leading online resource connecting engaged couples with wedding professionals, WeddingWire helps couples connect with top vendors in their area through its vast directory of more than 200,000 vendors, 2.5 million U.S. consumer reviews, and notable programs, including the Couples’ Choice Awards. The awards are an excellent indicator for couples seeking legitimacy and reliability in their vendors when planning their weddings.

“Reviews and seeing that several of my vendors had consistently won Couples’ Choice Awards were extremely important. It gave me peace of mind knowing I was making a great decision,” said Samantha, a WeddingWire user from Delaware. “The awards tended to reinforce the impression I got after making contact with each vendor that had a Couples’ Choice Award.”

The full list of the 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award winners were revealed and notified on January 10, 2017. Recipients of the award will receive the official 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards badge to be displayed on their WeddingWire Storefronts and business websites.

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards and for a complete list of the winners, visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-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 around the world are able to read over 3 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 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 800 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.