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WeddingWire and The Great Bridal Expo Reunite


Leading wedding site and top U.S. bridal show extend their partnership to reach engaged couples across the country

BETHESDA, MD – September 16, 2009 – WeddingWire, a leading online wedding planning resource, announces their renewed partnership with The Great Bridal Expo aimed at providing brides and grooms-to-be across the nation with the most complete wedding resources available.

The Great Bridal Expo’s nationally sponsored tour crosses the United States, visiting major cities twice a year, reaching over 170,000 engaged couples who are in the midst of planning their big day. WeddingWire will have a presence at every stop on the circuit demonstrating the latest technology and benefits of planning a wedding online. Engaged couples will receive WeddingWire’s cutting-edge online planning tools, including wedding websites, for no charge.

“We are thrilled to be working with The Great Bridal Expo and their team of professionals again this year to bring engaged couples and local wedding vendors together,” said Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer of WeddingWire. “Coupled with WeddingWire’s suite of planning tools and wedding vendor reviews, the expert industry knowledge available at The Great Bridal Expo will help eliminate many of the stresses involved in planning such a special event.”

“The collaboration between The Great Bridal Expo and WeddingWire was certainly created with the purpose of benefiting all engaged couples in planning their big day,” said Bill Heaton, President and CEO of The Great Bridal Expo Group. “Pairing the efficiency of online wedding planning tools with the real-world, tangible, face-to-face nature of a bridal show makes this a perfect match.”

WeddingWire Members will receive two free tickets to any show on the Great Bridal Expo tour with this promo code: WWPR. Simply enter this code at For more information, visit

Check the 2009 tour schedule for The Great Bridal Expo event in your area. Complete event details can be found on or

• September 19 – Denver, CO
• September 27 – Atlanta, GA
• October 4 – Boston, MA
• October 5 – New York, NY
• October 10 – Washington, DC
• October 11 – Philadelphia, PA
• October 17 – Miami Beach, FL
• October 18 – Tampa, FL
• October 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
• November 1 – Phoenix, AZ
• November 8 – Dallas, TX
• November 14 – San Francisco, CA
• November 15 – San Jose, CA
• November 22 – Chicago, IL

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding vendors. WeddingWire enables engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 wedding vendors nationwide, from wedding venues to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools, including wedding websites, all at no charge. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools at For additional information, please visit

About The Great Bridal Expo
The Great Bridal Expo, the nation’s leading direct to the consumer wedding resource, has over 30 years of consumer event production throughout the United States. The event occurs in large, upscale convention hotels and convention centers and follows a trade show format. Everything for the wedding – honeymoon & home is featured and on display. The Great Bridal Expo is sponsored nationally by American Airlines, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Barbados, J.C. Penney Gift Registry, David’s Bridal, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Cuisinart, and T-Fal. The event is sponsored regionally by local companies in each city it visits.

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