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WeddingWire Earns Top Honors in 2013 Inc. Hire Power Awards & Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™



Nation’s Leading Wedding Technology Company Praised for Rapid Growth and Job Creation

Press release: CHEVY CHASE, MD – WeddingWire today announced it ranked second among Maryland job creators in the second annual Inc. Hire Power Awards and 79th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. The Inc. Hire Power Awardsrecognize and celebrate private companies on the forefront of American job creation, while Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ lists the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. These accolades speak to WeddingWire’s continued growth and leadership in the technology space. As the nation’s leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, the company received this exclusive recognition after hiring more employees in the first half of 2013 than in the entire previous year.

“We’ve come a long way since we started out with just four guys sitting at desks in my pink living room in Chevy Chase, MD back in 2007,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We’re excited to be an integral part of the growing community of innovators and entrepreneurs in the DC area. As we continue to hire, WeddingWire will continue to connect people to great merchants and help our clients be more successful online. Thank you to our outstanding network of engaged couples, party planners and wedding and events professionals, to whom we are so grateful.”

This is WeddingWire’s second year winning an Inc. Hire Power Award, as last year it was ranked sixth among the top ten small to mid-sized Maryland businesses creating jobs since 2009. The company has also ranked consecutively for the past two years on the annual Inc. 500|500 list of fastest growing companies; in 2012, it listed as number 309 out of 500.

The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 honor is a prestigious testament to the company’s overall growth, as WeddingWire ranked among the top five DC-area companies included this year.

“The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies are exemplary cases of those spurring growth in a tough market through innovation,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “This year’s list is a who’s who of companies behind the most exciting and innovative products and services in the technology space. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to what they do next.”

WeddingWire has quickly become the fastest-growing wedding and events platform for the industry, as its helped millions of engaged couples plan their celebrations and powers more than 200,000 small businesses. Also, the company’s unique corporate culture has helped to attract top talent, including its unlimited vacation policy, Treat Yo’ Self and Share the Wealth programs, which provides a quarterly stipend to employees for personal enrichment and matches charitable donations respectively. The company is currently hiring across its sales, product development, and marketing functions. Candidates interested in applying for a job at WeddingWire may visit http://www.weddingwire.com/corp/careers.

For more information on the Inc. Hire Power Awards, please visit here. For more information on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, please visit here. For more information on WeddingWire, please visit www.weddingwire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events 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 120,000 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 provides an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to businesses that offers a comprehensive solution for their advertising, marketing, client management, and networking needs. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, EventWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

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