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“I booked enough from The Knot in the first 2 1/2 weeks to pay for my entire year of advertising with them! My clients loved the photo gallery in my profile and had nothing but great things to say about The Knot. Apparently everyone is on it and now so am I! I really wish I had done it sooner!”

--Catherine Ritchie Park of My Life Photography, Atlanta

“The Knot online, as well as print advertising, has proven to be the single most important investment I’ve made in promoting my bridal business. They make it very easy to find a formula that works for every market and every budget.”

--Fred D’Agata of Bella Bridal Shoppe, Boston

“Advertising with The Knot has validated my company due to their reputation as the premier resource for brides and grooms. The Knot is the most lucrative source of paid advertising for my company.”

--Keely Okonmah of An Urban Affair, Chicago

“The Knot and WeddingChannel.com are well-recognized by brides and consumers overall. We feel the exposure is not only widespread, but targeted to discerning individuals as well.”

--Joel Costa of JW Marriott, San Francisco

Our Trade Partners

Association for Wedding Professionals International

AfWPi is an international organization dedicated to providing quality service and a central source of information and referrals--for those planning weddings and those who service weddings. We have a fully staffed Association office dedicated to the support of our members and brides. We have been providing services for the wedding industry since 1995. Members receive benefits through networking and discounted services. Brides and grooms receive free referrals to wedding professionals. Members have agreed to a set code of ethics, assuring greater confidence in shopping with them.

Contact Info:
Jennifer Cervantez
(800) 242-4461
www.afwpi.com
jen@afwpi.com

Association of Bridal Consultants

ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Founded in 1981, ABC members represent the entire scope of the wedding industry, from coordinators to wedding vendors.
 
Contact Info:
Dena Davey
(860) 355-0464
www.bridalassn.com
corp@bridalassn.com

American Disc Jockey Association

ADJA is the finest resource in the nation for brides who are searching for a professional, articulate, and well-suited DJ for their wedding day. High ethical standards, advanced level training, and sound business practices can be found wherever you see the ADJA logo.

Contact Info:
Dr. Drax
(888) 723-5776
www.adja.org
office@adja.org

American Institute of Floral Designers

AIFD was established in 1965 by a small group of leading floral designers dedicated to recognizing and promoting the art of floral design as a professional career and is the floral industry's leading nonprofit organization committed to establishing and maintaining higher standards in professional floral design. With nearly 1,300 members worldwide, AIFD members are in the forefront of the industry.

Contact Info:
Thomas C. Shaner, CAE
(410) 752-3318
www.aifd.org
aifd@assnhqtrs.com  

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

HSMAI is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers.

Contact Info:
Lesa Faris, CMP
(703) 506-3271
lfaris@hsmai.org
www.hsmai.org

International Cake Exploration Societe

ICES is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the sugar arts. Our membership includes a varied assortment of sugar artists, ranging from hobbyists and home bakers to professional cake decorators, caterers, and exhibitors. Our masterpieces can be as small as gum paste roses or as large as wedding cakes for thousands -- from a tiny, perfect rose in sugar to the towering sugar sculptures you've seen on televised competitions.

Contact Info:
Gayle McMillan
www.ices.org
gvmcmillan@aol.com

International Special Events Society

ISES is comprised of over 5,500 professionals in over 35 countries representing special event producers (from festivals to trade shows), caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies, rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, convention center managers, and more professional disciplines.

Contact Info:
Jamie M. Devins
(800) 688-4737
www.ises.com
Jdevins@SmithBucklin.com

National Association of Catering Executives

The National Association of Catering Executives, the oldest and largest catering association in the world, is dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry. NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, an awards program, and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference.
Contact Info:
Kim Grimm
(410) 290-5410 x227
www.nace.net
kgrimm@nacenet.org

Professional Photographers of America

PPA has been providing education and a sense of community to the photography industry since 1880. Since then, the association has added business and personal protection, business discounts, professional recognition, and more. Today, PPA is the world’s largest not-for-profit association for professional photographers, with more than 20,000 members in 64 countries. It is an association that seeks to increase its members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope by providing them with all the tools for success.

Contact Info:
Scott Hersh
(610) 966-2466
www.ppa.com
shersh@ppa.com 

The Special Event

The largest gathering of event professionals in the world, The Special Event boasts over 7,000 attendees. This premium trade show and conference offers professionals a unique opportunity to network, learn, see thousands of event products, and build creativity.

Contact Info:
Tara E. Melingonis
(203) 358-3708
www.thespecialeventshow.com/
tara.melingonis@penton.com 

Wedding MBA

The business side of the wedding business is the main objective of this annual convention for wedding professionals. Held each fall, the conference includes over 15 seminars to help wedding vendors earn more and improve their professional success.

Contact Info:
Will Hegarty
(480) 636-1066
www.weddingmba.com
BridalFashion@aol.com

Wedding Event Videographers Association

WEVA is the largest nonprofit trade association representing professional wedding and event videographers. Based throughout the US and around the globe, WEVA International members are dedicated video producers who specialize in the art of documenting and preserving important social and corporate events and presentations.

Contact Info:
Dan Argenas
(941) 923-5334
da@weva.com
www.weva.com

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

WPPI was founded in 1970 in order to provide part-time and full-time professional photographers with educational and networking opportunities. WPPI hosts the largest annual professional convention and trade show in the US and also sponsors four international print and album competitions. WPPI provides a Photographers Referral Network to help members obtain photography assignments, offers discounts for various business and photographic resources, and publishes a monthly e-newsletter. A subscription to Rangefinder magazine, the largest professional photography magazine in the business, is also included with membership.

Contact Info:
Jaime Malneritch
(310) 846-4940 x310
http://www.wppionline.com
membership@wppionline.com