Catalyst-backed WeddingWire acquires NewlyWish
Industry-leading global marketplace secures additional technology to further simplify planning process
Press release: CHEVY CHASE, MD. — WeddingWire, Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, announced today the acquisition of a transactional commerce platform currently operating under the brand name “NewlyWish.” This robust technology currently powers non-traditional wedding registries. The addition strengthens WeddingWire’s dedication to streamlining the wedding planning process for all couples.
“WeddingWire’s acquisition of this platform speaks to our continued commitment to provide couples convenient access to options when making purchase decisions related to their wedding,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Today we are focused on expanding the cash and experience options to couples and are excited to work with current and future partners to provide additional offerings to our users in the future.”
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About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within the $200 billion wedding and events industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.