NEW YORK, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO, www.theknot.com ), the #1 wedding website and most trusted multimedia wedding authority, announces the Suisse Shop as the winner of the Best Weddings Cakes award for the Sixth time putting them in the top 2% of vendors in the country. The 2017 award, will now join the wins in 2016, 2015, 2011, 2009/2008 and 2007. The Knot Best of Weddings magazine, a by-brides-for-brides guide to the top wedding sites, photographers, florists, and more in over 40 key cities across the United States. "We are thrilled to be recognized again for our work and quality products" Suisse Shop GM Lisa O'Brien said on receiving the news. "Wedding cakes are our passion, and we want to make every bride's wedding day perfect."
The Knot conducted a massive survey of 25,000 recent brides and grooms-the first of its kind-to capture detailed feedback on every wedding business that couples hired, from reception sites to planners, cakes and limo companies. The newlyweds were asked to rate their vendors on multiple criteria, from creativity to professionalism, and to comment on their experiences. The resulting ratings-and detailed feedback-were aggregated by the editors of The Knot to create this one-of-a-kind publication highlighting the best wedding resources in each region according to local brides. The survey was administered by Harris Interactive.
"Editors can do hours of research, but the experience of a recent bride is truly the best way to get detailed information on which wedding professionals in your area will really go the extra distance to make your wedding perfect," comments Carley Roney, editor in chief of The Knot. "We decided to harness the amazing resource of our million annual newlywed members, and get them to grade the work of their wedding vendors. This feedback gives future brides invaluable information to help make their wedding hiring decisions."
In addition to the 1,500-plus vendor reviews, the magazine features hundreds of inspiring photos of cakes, flowers, favors, and wedding details chosen by The Knot team of style experts. Additional editorial "best of" lists include: top color combos, hot trends, brides' favorite honeymoon spots, top first dance songs, and more.
ABOUT THE KNOT, INC.
The Knot Inc. is a leading lifestage media company. The Company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's leading wedding resource, reaching well over one million engaged couples each year through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, The Knot Wedding magazines, The Knot books (published by Random House and Chronicle), and several television series bearing The Knot name (on leading cable television networks Style, Oxygen and Comcast.) The Nest focuses on the newlywed-to-pregnancy lifestage with the popular lifestyle website TheNest.com, a home decor book series with Clarkson Potter, The Nest magazine, and baby offshoot TheNestBaby.com. Additional businesses under The Knot Inc. umbrella are e-commerce and service sites for the wedding category (WeddingChannel.com, ShopforWeddings.com, WeddingTracker.com, GiftRegistryLocator.com); party planning site PartySpot.com; teen-oriented PromSpot.com; online personals site GreatBoyfriends.com; and local baby services and community site Lilaguide.com. The Knot Inc. is based in New York and has several other offices across the country.
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