» Celebrating WeddingWire’s 8th Birthday

In 2007, newlywed Timothy Chi had first-hand experience in how painful wedding planning could be. As a technologist, he knew there had to be a better way. His mission: to create a more transparent, online marketplace to help engaged couples and merchants connect online.

In the past eight years, WeddingWire has grown that idea to become the largest and most trusted online marketplace in the wedding industry. We’ve come a long way from where we began, but our focus on helping wedding professionals reach more couples remains unchanged.

Despite some major updates, wedding professionals have always been at the forefront of WeddingWire.com. Just take a look at our homepage in 2007 compared to 2015:

Celebrating WeddingWire’s 8th Birthday

Not only has WeddingWire grown, we’ve been a proud partner in helping our community of wedding and event professionals grow, too. We simplify their daily business needs by unifying lead generation, marketing, and business management tasks, all while helping them to generate leads by providing online exposure. Below are some wedding business growth stories we’re happy to receive (and share)!

“My business has grown very well thanks in large part to WeddingWire. The ease of collecting reviews and the ease for couples to find those reviews has been key to my success with WeddingWire. I boast about WeddingWire to every vendor I work with. The success I have with WeddingWire has allowed me to cut back on every other type of advertising I used to do which is great for my bottom line.”

Michael Cassara, Pastor Mike Weddings – Nesconset, NY

“WeddingWire has been instrumental in helping our company not only in terms of exposure, but also in reaching the right clients for our business, as WeddingWire users tend to be among the savviest consumers in the wedding market. The fact that WeddingWire allows us to completely customize our storefront, in addition to providing ongoing education and support, has been tremendously beneficial as well – we’re thrilled to say that WeddingWire has become our #1 driver of traffic among all our advertising sources.”

Jennifer Reitmeyer, My Deejay – Washington, DC

“If you are a wedding vendor and want quality service and increased sales, look no further – WeddingWire will help you. Their services are second to none, and they are constantly updating their systems to generate increased exposure and new business for their wedding vendors.”

Duane M Wright, Jazz Unlimited Band – Seattle, WA

We look forward to a fun day celebrating our accomplishments over the past year with the team and friends, and will cheers to all of our wonderful Pros who’ve accompanied us along the way. Thanks for making WeddingWire what it is today!