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An educational session for local wedding professionals, sponsored by TheDeepCreekWedding.com and the Garrett County Wedding Professionals, was held by The Knot at the White Barn at Lucas Farm on November 13, 2018. Miss Kimberley Feyes, a NVA/DC Metro Marketing Specialist with The Knot Wedding Network shared data from the thousands of surveys The Knot has collected from recently wedded couples.

The Knot requests responses to a survey with each of their wedding couples a few weeks after the couple is married Feyes explained in her presentation. This is a very thorough survey and is lot of data we can collect on the latest trends from food, entertainment, styles, colors and more.

The Knot is a trusted authority on all things weddings and is the nation’s largest source for wedding news and inspiration.

“We were so happy to have The Knot come to our little corner of Maryland and bring access to a large amount of information. The presentation covered over 15 of the top trends for the next wedding season and I know each local vendor here can definitely use this information in their own businesses,” sponsor and Garrett County Wedding Professionals lead Jessica Fike said.

The event was also sponsored by Deep Creek Cakes, Goehringer’s Catering, Archie’s Barbeque and Everline DJ Services.

“The local collective wedding industry is a driver of economic development and we are working hard to make the Deep Creek Lake area a top wedding destination,” Fike explained.

It is estimated that the Garrett County wedding industry has an economic impact of over $6 million dollars and brings 20,000 visitors to Garrett County annually.