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Today’s West Michigan brides are both sophisticated and practical. They seek useful content and time-saving tools to help select professionals who best fit their personal sense of style and budget. At Grand Rapids Bride, we have one mission: simplify the process process for brides by making is easy to find and hire the most sought-after wedding professionals throughout all of West Michigan: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, the Lakeshore, and Up North

We keep it local because this is where we live, shop, play, celebrate. We’re not a huge internet company like the Knot or Wedding Wire; and honestly, we don’t want to be. Those companies exist to make money. We prefer quality over quantity. For us, it is all about connection. We love connecting brides and vendors, vendors with vendors, bride with brides. But especially, we love the connection we develop personally with our advertisers. Our advertisers become friends and colleagues; people we look forward to seeing and catching up with. We genuinely love working with you and helping you succeed. 

Here are the ways we can help you: 

1. website, is the leading resource for wedding planning in West Michigan. The backbone of the site is our highly functional directory of West Michigan wedding vendors. Brides can easily narrow down their search with our convenient filter tool located within each vendor category. Also included are real West Michigan weddings and engagements, resources, and a blog that will make planning easier and less stressful for local brides. 

We offer two levels of Directory Listings and two levels of Online Upgrades. In addition, we offer professional photo shoots of your business, products, and services, as well as the option for us to create a virtual tour of your facility so brides can experience and see your space before visiting. 

Anyone may encourage their brides to submit their wedding or engagement announcement online for additional exposure!


Published annually, Grand Rapids Bride Magazine is a beautiful resource guide that represents all of West Michigan, providing local brides with an easy-to-use format for finding and connecting with local vendors. Each issue has a wedding checklist and budget planner included for use throughout their engagement. Circulation is 15,000 copies.

All magazine advertisers receive a free PROFESSIONAL directory listing on

Download a copy of our Media Kit below to learn more about our ad sizes, pricing, and circulation information. Print ad sales occur once a year, in the 3-4 months leading up to the publish date. Our 2021-2022 issue is currently in circulation and our 2023 issue scheduled to be published on January 1, 2023. 


>> Contact Kelly Stroburg, Owner/Editor at 616-334-4065 or to discuss advertising options and sales. 

cover of grand rapids bride magazine 2021-2022

3. bridal show

The Grand Rapids Wedding Affair takes place each January and features West Michigan’s most sought-after vendors in a setting like no other, the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

With free valet for guests, deluxe swag bags for every bride, live jazz, and a cocktail bar, it is overwhelmingly considered Michigan’s most elegant bridal show, hands down. 

Download a copy of our Media Kit to learn more about our exhibiting and marketing opportunities at our one-of-a-kind show


>> Contact Kelly Stroburg, Owner/Editor at 616-334-4065 or to discuss booth and marketing sales. 

4. social media

Let’s be honest: for brides, it’a ALL about social media. This is really where they are planning their weddings!  Today’s brides spend hours scrolling Instagram feeds, watching IG stories, scouring Tik Tok and Pinterest, reading blogs, and connecting with other brides. Our strategy is to be top of mind and ever-present on our brides’ social media radar. To help you do this, we offer two options in this category: 

1. We can promote your brand, service, product, special offer, or event via our social media platforms which include Instagram posts + stories, Facebook posts + stories, our private Facebook brides group, Pinterest, Blogs, and Tik Tok.  

2. We can create a proposal to manage your social media channels and grow your account for you. 

>> Contact Kelly Stroburg, Owner/Editor at 616-334-4065 or to discuss social media marketing sales. 

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5. digital marketing

Per Mail Chimp, 89% of Americans go online at least daily, and 31% are online almost constantly. Digital marketing will help you get your message in front of your target market—in any place, at any time. 

We can create a customized proposal specific to your goals using a combination of digital marketing channels, such a Programmatic Display, GeoFencing, Site Retargeting, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Email Marketing, SEM, and more.

Today’s marketers should have a strong digital strategy that includes both brand awareness + customer acquisition. We can help!

Download a copy of our Media Kit to learn more about our Digital Marketing opportunities!

>> Contact Kelly Stroburg, Owner/Editor at 616-334-4065 or to discuss digital marketing sales. 

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