The David’s Bridal “What’s On Brides’ Minds” survey of engaged and newly married women found that 89 percent of brides said they actually had a budget in place before they began planning their wedding. 44 percent of brides surveyed decreased their budget due to economic concerns, and only 7 percent reported increasing the amount they [...]
Pamela B. Wallack, Former Gap Executive Vice President, to lead largest specialty bridal market retailer. David’s Bridal, Inc., the leading specialty retailer of bridal gown and wedding-related apparel and accessories in the United States, today announced the appointment of Pamela B. Wallack as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 28, 2013. Ms. Wallack was selected to [...]
There’s love and marriage and then there’s love and a mortgage. Millennial couples are more likely to buy a house together before they take their wedding vows than their parents and grandparents were, according to a new Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey. Almost a quarter of married homeowners aged 18 to 34 bought a home [...]
Recovering disposable incomes are encouraging consumers to boost their spending on wedding festivities, which they held back on during the recession. With average spending on weddings on the rise, the massive $50.6-billion Wedding Services industry is expected to grow 2.3 percent in the next five years. As consumers are expected to spend more on special [...]
It’s that time of the year again, when the networks and their “investigative” reporting go after the wedding industry.
WedLock online learning community for wedding professionals to close.
This new report from the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values outlines the present marriage and family crisis in the nation, and makes several policy suggestions for the President and Congress.
Big data and big weddings may seem like an unlikely match, but retailer David’s Bridal has married the two with an online application called “My Event.” The bridal shop hopes that by creating “My Event,” they’ll get to know their customers better, which in turn will turn into bigger business. Full story at Big Data [...]
The biggest wedding-dress retailer in the US, David’s Bridal, is plotting a UK launch that could redefine the sector, which is dominated by independents.
The name of Veronica Alexandra’s Hub-based wedding and event planning business remains irreplaceable for the immediate future as the 32-year-old entrepreneur has won trademark protection for “Blue Ivy” after a nine-month wait. While Alexandra’s company name is meant to reflect wedding tradition and romanticism, she said she was motivated to protect Blue Ivy’s moniker after [...]
FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Men’s Wearhouse MW +0.93% and The Knot Wedding Network, the country’s leading wedding resource, have announced that they have entered into an exclusive agreement wherein Men’s Wearhouse will be the tuxedo provider of choice on TheKnot.com. This arrangement will give brides-to-be the opportunity to view and [...]
WeddingWire, the Bethesda-based technology company, has secured a $25 million investment to help expand services and ramp up sales and marketing, the company announced Tuesday. “This next phase of growth will be dedicated to fulfilling an even bigger mission for the company,” said Timothy Chi, chief executive and co-founder of WeddingWire. The funds come from [...]
HAMPSTEAD, Md., Sep 12, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. JOSB 0.00% announces the launch of its new Tuxedo Rental website ( www.josbankformal.com ). The innovative website allows brides and grooms to manage the tuxedo rental process from start to finish from the comfort of home, or from any of the [...]
An autumn showcase of one of New England’s premiere wedding destinations will return for its second year in Lenox, Mass., in the heart of the Berkshires from Monday, Nov. 12 to Thursday, Nov. 15. Wedding planners, bridal media, and couples interested in exploring wedding options in Lenox will have the opportunity to tour venues, sample fine cuisine and wines, view ceremony and reception décor, and more.