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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. our website

GrandRapidsBride.com, 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!

2. our virtual wedding affair

The West Michigan Virtual Wedding Affair is October 1, 2020 from 5-9pm. 

I know you might be thinking, “my product/service won’t translate well at a VIRTUAL bridal show.” And you might be right. Well, here’s the deal: we don’t have a choice right now. We simply cannot do in-person shows this fall. So…we all have to retool and pivot into what we can do! 

You might say, “but I can’t give out product samples.” That’s right; but that is honestly only part of why you do bridal shows. The main reason you do the shows is so you can be face-to-face with brides and have real conversations with them about how you can provide what they need. And that is exactly what this Virtual Wedding Affair will do for you. You will be face-to-face with brides in real time!

It’s time to get back to wedding planning. It’s time to start having conversations. And it’s time for us to do whatever we can do to do that. So join us at the Virtual Wedding Affair!

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

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3. GRAND RAPIDS WEDDING AFFAIR

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 Grand Rapids Wedding Affair Media Guide 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 info@grandrapidsbride.com to discuss booth and marketing sales. 

4. social media

Our social media strategy consists of Instagram posts + stories, Facebook posts, as well as our private Facebook brides group. Brides live on social media. They spend hours scrolling Instagram feeds, watching IG stories, and connecting with other brides. Our strategy is to be top of mind and ever-present on our brides’ social media radar. 

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

5. our magazine

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 17,000 copies.

All advertisers receive a free PROFESSIONAL directory listing on GrandRapidsBride.com.

Download a copy of our media guide 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. With this year’s special extended addition, our magazine will be published on January 1, 2021. 

 

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