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WeddingWire Announces Brand Partnerships for New York International Bridal Week 2013

Leading wedding site teams up with featured brands in the WeddingWire Lounge

Chevy Chase, MD – April 17, 2013 - WeddingWire®, the nation's leading wedding technology company and proud partner of New York International Bridal Week 2013, has finalized its additional brand and service provider partnerships for the highly-anticipated luxury bridal fashion show beginning this weekend.  
 
The acclaimed New York International Bridal Market will take place from April 20-22 at Pier 92, uniting manufacturers and retailers, and creating a marketplace for those who desire high-end and upscale lines. Guests will have the opportunity to see the latest trends and designer collections from the biggest names in the wedding industry.   As the exclusive media partner for the show, WeddingWire is thrilled to provide around-the-clock coverage of the event on our Blog, as well as through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Additionally, WeddingWire is thrilled to announce its partnerships with a series of highly-regarded brands and service providers for the event, featuring their products and services in the WeddingWire Lounge throughout the weekend.  These Bridal Market Partners include: the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, Honest Tea, Just Sweets, Taylor Creative, Distinctive Displays, The Cocktail Guru, Van Gogh Vodka, Maschio Prosecco Brut, Wedding Cocktail Design, Styles on B, and Stacie Ford Weddings.
 
'We are excited to partner with such great brands and professionals as they showcase their goods and services at New York International Bridal Week,' said Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire. 'It is an honor to bring the industry's best together in the WeddingWire Lounge. We're grateful for all of our partners who have generously joined us at this season's Bridal Market in New York.'
 
WeddingWire invites wedding professionals to stop by the WeddingWire Lounge to network, meet members of the WeddingWire team, and power their business at one of their mobile device charging stations.  The Lounge (#299) is sure to wow all of its guests, with furniture from Taylor Creative, and signage, decor and logo display from Distinctive Displays.  From Saturday- Monday there will be Honest Tea available at the Lounge to make sure everyone is refreshed, as well as a 'sweet treats candy display' provided by Just Sweets.  Stop by Sunday to chat one-on-one with Sally Conant of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists as she answers any questions about the cleaning, preservation and restoration of gowns, or come by later that evening for a custom cocktail reception with Cocktail Guru.
 
Registration for New York International Bridal Week is available online. For more information on New York International Bridal Week, visit www.NewYorkBridal.com. For more information about WeddingWire, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire®, the nation's leading marketplace 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 WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including Brides.com, MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Weddingbee.com and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

About International Bridal Week
The New York International Bridal Week, only at Pier 92, presents an unparalleled buyer experience by bringing designers and manufactures together under one roof, joining couture and convenience. The show provides a unified shopping experience to buyers and showcases the very finest lines within the bridal industry. This one of a kind trade show creates a hybrid experience, connecting buyers and sellers in a professional environment. New York International Bridal Week is produced by MMPI, which also produces the highly successful National Bridal Market Chicago, the nation's leading trade show for the bridal industry.

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