WeddingWire wants to help brides the world over plan their nuptials.
The Chevy Chase-based Web site for brides-to-be announced Thursday it has paid an undisclosed sum for Wedding Planner, an international counterpart that operates in countries across Europe and Latin America.
The combined company will offer Web properties in 14 countries, including Italy, France, Brazil and Argentina, that reach 10 million users a month on mobile and desktop computers. WeddingWire previously operated in the United States and Canada.
Both WeddingWire and Wedding Planner provide an online platform where couples can plan their celebration and find reviews of local vendors, such as florists, musicians and caterers. The companies make a large portion of their revenue by allowing those same vendors to advertise their services to couples on the sites.
“This acquisition joins two of the most successful online wedding marketplaces, but we still have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us,” WeddingWire CEO Timothy Chi said in a statement.
“In Wedding Planner, we found a like-minded team of repeat entrepreneurs that share our vision, have built strong brands and innovative products, and have helped millions of users plan and execute their important life event,” Chi added.
The combined company will count 650 employees with its main offices in Chevy Chase and Barcelona.