Celebrates the Year's Biggest Day of Wedding Planning by Declaring January 5, 2009, "Matrimony Monday"

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Newly Re-Launched Wedding Website Simplifies Wedding Planning Just in Time for Marriage Proposal Season. Brides Benefit with Contest to Win $5,000 in Customized Stationery

The holiday season has always been the most popular time to get engaged, the wedding planning website with the largest online wedding vendor database, declares January 5, 2009 as "Matrimony Monday." Just like on Cyber Monday, the internet is the hottest destination for newly engaged couples as they eagerly start their planning process. After a whirlwind season of holiday engagements, this is the biggest day for online traffic and extensive wedding research.

According to a recent study by the Fairchild Bridal Group, an estimated 28% of all engagements happen around the holidays in November and December. Once the celebrations end, the wedding planning begins, starting with a boom on the Monday after New Year's.

To celebrate this online occasion, has partnered with Luscious Verde, the customized handmade stationery company to launch a contest for one lucky entrant to win $5,000 in customized wedding stationery. Contestants can enter by visiting to view complete submission guidelines, rules and regulations.

"The holiday season has always been the most popular time to get engaged," says VP of Marketing Jennifer Napier. "Couples are typically away from work and either home with family and friends, or off vacationing together--it is the perfect time to propose and share the exciting news. Once the holiday season comes to a close and couples have returned to the daily grind, brides-to-be are anxious to hit the ground running and turn to the Internet to begin wedding planning, searching for wedding dresses, wedding photographers, florists, and more."

Since planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task, also announces the arrival of OneWed's Guide for the Savvy Bride, a free, downloadable guidebook complete with tips, Q&A's, and checklists. Written by brides who have already survived the planning process, it provides real-world advice for everything from making budgeting discussions to honeymoon planning to looking beautiful on your wedding day.

Perfectly timed for Matrimony Monday, is proud to provide new site updates to ease the planning process and help couples find ideas and local vendors tailored to their wedding wishes. In order to make wedding planning as hassle-free as possible, has complemented its existing content with new features, enhancing the overall searchability and functionality of the site. From wedding dresses and shoes to designer cakes and wedding photographers,'s vast network now includes over 200,000 vendors, bolstered by honest ratings and reviews from real brides.

About provides the largest online database of local wedding vendors, with honest and detailed ratings and reviews, from a real-bride point of view. Founded in 2003 and re-launched in December 2008, boasts a database of over 200,000 vendors across the country. also provides smart editorial content including tips, advice, and creative suggestions to help any couple personalize their wedding experience. Spread the love! For more information on wedding planning, wedding dresses or local vendors visit


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