If we may, could we take a moment to wish WeddingWire a very happy fifth birthday? Making it to the grown-up age of 5 is no small feat in the Internet world as any startup or would-be Perez Hilton can tell you.

While we're too humble to brag about our 344 WeddingWire reviews, we have to say we love the site not only for what it does for our business but more importantly for what it offers couples looking for wedding vendors. Obviously we love booking clients but at the end of the day, we want all couples - not just the ones who hire us - to make an informed decision and feel WeddingWire is a great tool for that purpose.

What makes WeddingWire different from other review sites is its strict policy on real reviews, meaning you can be assured the couples reviewing vendors on WeddingWire have actually used the services of those vendors. By breaking down reviews based on criteria like quality of service, responsiveness and value, couples can not only get a general idea of what to expect when working with vendors reviewed on WeddingWire but actually understand the key components that make up a great experience.

When we say we love WeddingWire, we mean it. Don't believe us? Check out this love letter Evan wrote them way back in 2009. We've more than doubled our reviews since then (thank you, wonderful MyDeejay clients!) but our feelings are the same: WeddingWire goes out of its way to make its product easy-to-use for not just couples but business owners as well. There's a reason we've been loyal advertisers for so long; we feel like WeddingWire is constantly seeking feedback from its users and is always looking for ways to deliver an even better user experience.

So, on that note, please join us in wishing WeddingWire a very happy 5th birthday and here's to many more!

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