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Wedding Spot Launch in Hawaii Proposes Simple Solution for Destination Wedding Planning

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - [March 4, 2014] Wedding Spot, Inc., the first wedding planning website to help future brides and grooms search, price and compare wedding venues, today announced its expansion to Hawaii, allowing couples to price out unique venues when planning their destination wedding.

According to a recent study*, approximately 350,000 weddings are destination weddings, representing 24% of all weddings. Wedding Spot's featured venues include Hawaiian gems like the Kukahiko Estate in Maui, Dillingham Ranch in Oahu, and Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows in the Big Island, alongside other popular resorts, estates, coffee farms, and even a rainforest wedding location.

Kukahiko Estate owner Darren Keala said, "I am very excited to be partnering with Wedding Spot. It's a brilliant idea and I cannot wait to see the company make a big impact on the wedding world, especially destination weddings. Wedding Spot allows brides to zero-in on their perfect venue, while providing venues like ours with a platform that streamlines an offline and time-consuming process of qualifying brides over the phone. We specialize in providing our brides with a once in a lifetime personalized experience, and Wedding Spot's technology is able to showcase these qualities while simplifying the often difficult task of choosing a destination venue from afar."

Since August 2013, Wedding Spot has worked directly with hundreds of venues to provide transparency in pricing to help newly engaged couples find their perfect wedding venue. Hawaii is the third state to be supported by Wedding Spot, after successful launches in California and New York.

With six islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is already a top choice wedding destination with stunning views and one-of-a-kind venues. Now, Wedding Spot makes it easier for couples to find and book their dream island wedding venue online, and will be adding new venues everyday. Couples can sign up to receive weekly updates on new venues added.

"We're excited to add Hawaii to our network of amazing wedding venues," said Tina Hoang-To, CEO & Co-Founder of Wedding Spot. "Since our inception, couples have been requesting this highly desired wedding destination to be added to our site. Unlike planning a wedding in your hometown, destination weddings create an extra challenge as many couples are not likely to visit the venue prior to their special day. Because of this, the information provided by these venues is much more important. We make a typically overwhelming process easy by giving soon-to-be brides and grooms access to hundreds of venues and enable them to price out venues to make sure it fits their budget and style before they move on to the next step of booking an appointment with a venue."

Wedding Spot is currently available in New York, California, and Hawaii with expansion plans to all the major cities in the U.S. by the end of the year. Visit Wedding Spot today to search, price, and compare wedding venues.

*XO Group Inc. "Destination Weddings Study", June 2012.

About Wedding Spot, Inc.

Wedding Spot simplifies the process of finding a wedding venue by providing more than just an online directory.  Working directly with venues, Wedding Spot gathers all the information allowing newly engaged couples to find venues based on budget, location, style, and guest count. Users can "build out" their ideal wedding day by selecting guest count, wedding date, and specific services and options to receive an instant online price estimate and book a venue viewing appointment with one click of a button.  Wedding Spot offers wedding venues tools to manage the entire wedding booking process, including acquiring customers, organizing content, and marketing inventory. Launched in August 2013 and currently partnering with venues in 16 states in the U.S., Wedding Spot is based in San Francisco, CA and has helped more than 500,000 brides to find a wedding venue.  For more information, please visit

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