NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they're trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York's top cake bakers or Miami's hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides. The Knot Wedding Network (NYSE: XOXO), which is composed of the top two wedding websites, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, today announces its 2013 winners of Best of Weddings, a by-brides-for-brides guide to the top wedding vendors in 80-plus cities across the US.
"For the past six years, WeddingChannel.com Reviews has been the definitive resource for our brides, providing them with unparalleled vendor recommendations directly from the tried-and-true experiences of fellow brides," said Carley Roney, cofounder and editor in chief of TheKnot.com. "We're thrilled to announce our 2013 Best of Weddings, crowning the best of the best across the country in the past year, based on more than 550,000 reviews from real brides."This year, winners were required to have a good rating from the Better Business Bureau to win, in addition to the requirements from real bride reviews. The new process made it more difficult to win, so this year really does recognize the best of the best, providing brides with more meaningful and trustworthy recommendations. The Knot Wedding Network captured detailed feedback from more than 1.8 millionbridal members through WeddingChannel.com Reviews in 32 different categories of wedding businesses, from DJs and planners to videographers and limo companies and more. Approximately 9,800 local vendors received this prestigious award, representing the top 4 percent of local vendors on The Knot Wedding Network. About XO Group Inc. XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), is a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include WeddingChannel.com, The Nest, The Bump, TheBlush.com and Ijie.com. XO Group is recognized by the industry for being innovative in all media – from the web to social media and mobile, magazines and books, and video – and our groundbreaking social platforms have ignited passionate communities across the world. XO Group has leveraged its customer loyalty into successful businesses in online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, ecommerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City. Follow XO Group on Twitter @xogroupinc. CONTACT: Stephanie FraimanPublic Relations ManagerThe Knot Wedding Network212-515-3595 SFraiman@xogrp.com SOURCE TheKnot.com