WeddingWire Says Goodbye To Bethesda
The wedding industry company will lease a space in Friendship Heights.
A popular Bethesda-based wedding industry company will soon move to Chevy Chase.
WeddingWire—which produces a wedding-central website where brides- and grooms-to-be can build their own wedding planners and websites and shop for wedding accouterments (dresses, cakes, etc.)—is moving its offices to Friendship Heights, at 2 Wisconsin Circle (the building above the Metrobus station), CoStar Group (a real estate information company) reported last week.
The wedding tech company's new 26,180-square-foot office will be located on the third floor of the 13-story, LEED Gold-certified building known as the Chevy Chase Metro Building. WeddingWire will sublease the space from The Mills—a Simon Property Group, Inc., company—through 2019. The building is owned by The Chevy Chase Land Company.
The company developed from its founder's personal experience.
"For over 100,000 local merchants, WeddingWire provides a marketing platform to reach prospective clients, to manage multi-media assets, and to network with other merchants. For engaged couples, WeddingWire provides vendor recommendations, local business reviews, personal website creation, and a suite of online planning tools," CrunchBase reported.
The average cost of a U.S. wedding has declined slightly in recent years. In 2007, the average wedding cost $28,730. Last year, the average wedding cost $25,630, according to The Wedding Report. (In 1945, the average wedding cost only $2,240.)