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WeddingWire and The Great Bridal Expo say ‘I Do’


Leading wedding site and top U.S. bridal show team up to reach engaged couples across the country

BETHESDA, MD – September 9, 2008 – WeddingWire, a leading online wedding planning resource, announced a new 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 excited to be working with The Great Bridal Expo and their team of professionals 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.”

“WeddingWire will make a wonderful partner for The Great Bridal Expo,” said Bill Heaton, President and CEO of The Great Bridal Expo. “The company’s expertise in online wedding planning is unsurpassed, and we think their experts will be able to share a tremendous amount of information and knowledge to the brides and grooms who attend our show.”

Check the 2008 tour schedule for The Great Bridal Expo event in your area. Complete event details can be found on or

• September 9 – Charlotte, NC
• September 14 – Washington, DC
• September 21 – Philadelphia, PA
• September 24 – Baltimore, MD
• September 27 – Miami, FL
• September 28 – Tampa, FL
• October 5 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
• October 12 – Boston, MA
• October 19 – Detroit, MI
• October 26 – Dallas, TX
• November 1 – Los Angeles, CA
• November 2 – Anaheim, CA
• November 9 – Denver, CO
• November 11 – Phoenix, AZ
• November 22 – San Francisco, CA
• November 23 – San Jose, CA
• November 30 – 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 80,000 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 in the Weddings section of For additional information, please visit

About The Great Bridal Expo
The Great Bridal Expo has been serving brides and grooms around the country for over 30 years with a high-style bridal event in cities around the nation. Great Bridal Expo is the only bridal event to be named one of Tradeshow Week’s top 50 consumer shows in North America. The event occurs in large, upscale convention hotels and convention centers and features everything for the wedding, honeymoon and home. The Great Bridal Expo is sponsored nationally by WE tv, Sandals, J.C. Penney Gift Registry, David’s Bridal, Things Remembered, Pfaltzgraff, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Cuisinart, and T-Fal. The event is sponsored regionally by local companies in each city it visits. For more information, please visit

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