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Leading wedding site allows brides to create and send wedding announcements online

BETHESDA, MD – August 27, 2009 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, today announced the launch of WeddingWire Save-the-Dates at This new feature allows engaged couples to design, customize and send their wedding announcements online, and at no cost. WeddingWire Save-the-Dates are available immediately in the Wedding/Engagement category of the pingg gallery at

WeddingWire and pingg have teamed up to offer engaged couples yet another tool to simplify the wedding planning process. pingg’s invitation creation and event management platform allows users to customize their announcements, add event details (like Google Maps), attach a link to their registry, and upload personal photos. With pingg, users can send invitations and announcements via email, Web, social networks, mobile text and print (pingg will print, stamp & mail) all at the same time to part or all of the guest list. The soon-to-be bride and groom can also easily manage their RSVPs, follow-ups, reminders and guest lists.

“The save-the-date feature is one that we are especially excited about,” said Timothy Chi, Chief Executive Officer at WeddingWire. “Engaged couples are always looking for ways to easily organize their numerous pre-wedding personal events such as bridal showers, bachelorette parties, etc. and ping offers an excellent avenue in which to do it all. We are thrilled to be working with the team at pingg and excited about the opportunity to leverage their technology for the benefit of WeddingWire users.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with the leading online wedding resource, WeddingWire,” said Lorien Gabel, Co-Founder and CEO at pingg. “To be included as one of WeddingWire’s premier tools for wedding planning is an exciting partnership for pingg.”

WeddingWire has created a number of designs for pingg that can be used for any wedding-related event, whether it is an announcement for the big day or an invitation to a bridal shower. pingg’s simplified creation process allows engaged couples to be creative with their announcements without compromising the style and sophistication typically associated with wedding stationery. The integration of these stylish designs and easy-to-use functionality is sure to be a breath of fresh air for brides and grooms in the midst of a hectic planning schedule.

To create personalized WeddingWire Save-the-Dates, visit the Wedding/Engagement category in the pingg gallery.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, 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 rated 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. 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 Pingg
Based in New York, was co-founded in 2006 by brothers Lorien (Tree) Gabel and (Ami) Matt Harrop. Lorien and Matt are CEO and CTO respectively. Their third business venture together, is a new, free invitation creation and event management platform that lets design conscious hosts seamlessly create, send and manage stylish invitations and event communications for personal and professional events via online and print. With stylish designs, integrated print, social networking features, customizable event web page and easy to use tools, pingg is changing the way hosts create and plan their events on the web. For more information, visit

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