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WeddingWire and The Great Bridal Expo Unveil 2011-2012 Bridal Show Partnership


Leading wedding site and top U.S. bridal show renew partnership for another season
BETHESDA, MD – September 6, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, announces the renewal of their partnership with The Great Bridal Expo, the top-rated direct to the consumer wedding resource. Aimed at providing the most complete wedding resources available, the partnership between WeddingWire and The Great Bridal Expo will ease the wedding planning process for newly engaged couples across the nation.

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 process of planning their big day. WeddingWire’s presence at each show on the circuit provides engaged couples with the latest technology and benefits of planning a wedding online. Engaged couples will have access to WeddingWire’s award-winning online planning tools, including wedding websites, at no charge.

“Our team is thrilled to be working with The Great Bridal Expo again this year,” says Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire. “We are excited to offer engaged couples two free passes to The Great Bridal Expo, along with WeddingWire’s suite of cutting-edge planning tools, in order to ease the stress involved in planning the big day.”

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with WeddingWire for another season,” says Bill Heaton, President and CEO, Great Bridal Expo Group, Inc.  “We look forward to combining their industry-leading planning tools with the real-world Great Bridal Expo experience to create the ultimate planning experience for engaged couples. The partnership provides the perfect combination of online convenience and hands-on, face-to-face meetings that all brides and grooms need to make their planning decisions.”

WeddingWire Members will receive two free tickets to any show on the Great Bridal Expo tour by visiting

Check the 2011 Fall tour schedule for The Great Bridal Expo event in your area. Complete event details can be found on or

·         Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA)  – September 11, 2011
·         New York, NY – September 13, 2011
·         Philadelphia, PA – September 18, 2011
·         Boston, MA – September 25, 2011
·         Miami, FL – October 1, 2011
·         Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Hollywood, FL) – October 2, 2011
·         Dallas, TX – October 9, 2011
·         Tampa, FL – October 15, 2011 
·         Atlanta, GA – October 16, 2011
·         Denver, CO – October 23, 2011
·         Chicago, IL (Rosemont) – October 30, 2011
·         San Jose, CA – November 6, 2011
·         Phoenix, AZ – November 13, 2011
·         Los Angeles, CA – November 19, 2011
·         Anaheim, CA – November 20, 2011
·         San Francisco, CA – November 27, 2011
·         Baltimore, MD – January 7, 2012

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 100,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers.  Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

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, Barbados, David’s Bridal, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Cuisinart, Men’s Wearhouse, The Pros, Party City, and Michaels. The event is sponsored regionally by local companies in each city it visits. 



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