Great question! Here's why:
- We are local. You most likely know us already - or you will! We value our advertisers in a way that a national company cannot. We live here. We celebrate here. We shop here. We use our vendors for our own events! If you need something, you can call or email me and I'll get back to you right away. We can give you attention that you won't get anywhere else.
- I'm funny. So you'll probably get to laugh a lot if we work together.
- I'm chill. If you need more time, just ask. If you need an extension on your payment, just ask. I am a small business owner too. I get it. The more we lift each other up, the better we all are.
Grand Rapids Bride historically is published annually, on June 1 each year. Due to the advent of COVID-19, we have had to delay our next issue to January 1, 2021. This issue will be a special extended issue that will be circulated for 18 months - through May, 2022.
Starting in June, 2022, Grand Rapids Bride will resume annual publication.
Circulation for each issue is 17,000 copies.
We use a very targeted, direct distribution model. Every copy of Grand Rapids Bride is handed directly to brides actively planning their weddings. We attend almost every bridal show in West Michigan and hand a copy to every attending bride as they enter the show. We also provide all of our advertisers with a box of magazines to hand out to brides as they are meeting with them.
Advertisers are encouraged to have the magazines on display for brides to take for free if they have retail spaces.
Brides may also purchase our magazine on our website.
Venue advertisers must purchase full page ads in our proprietary format. These ads showcase all of the features that they offer and provide brides with a complete snapshot of what each venue has to offer.
Wedding Service advertisers can purchase 1/3, 2/3, and Full Page ads.
All advertisers may purchase Premium Ads. These include all Covers, Page 1, and Two-Page Spreads, which appear prior to the Table of Contents.
Refer to our Advertise with Us page to learn more and download a copy of our media kit.
VENUE full page ad: 7.25" x 4.5"; no bleed
WEDDING SERVICES 1/3 Page Ad dimensions: 4.625" x 2.875"; no bleed
WEDDING SERVICES 2/3 Page Ad dimensions: 7.25" x 4.75"; no bleed
WEDDING SERVICES Full Page Ad dimensions: 7.25" x 7.875"; no bleed
FULL PAGE PREMIUM AD: 8.5" x 10.8125" Trim; add .25" for bleed.
TWO PAGE SPREAD PREMIUM AD: 16.75" x 10.8125" Trim; add .25" for bleed.
On GrandRapidsBride.com, we offer two Directory Listing options, two Online Upgrade options, and our Additional Opportunities to enhance your online listing.
To learn more, visit our Online Advertising Options Page!
The Grand Rapids Wedding Affair is the most anticipated bridal show of the year in West Michigan.
Produced by Grand Rapids Bride, this one-of-a-kind bridal show has been designed to showcase the best that West Michigan has to offer in terms of professionalism, creativity, and style.
Brides and vendors share a grand evening in one of the area’s most stunning settings, the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
With over 300 attending brides, vendors have the opportunity to meet and interact with some of West Michigan's finest brides. Quality vs. quantity is our focus.
While some competing bridal shows may see larger attendance, we prefer the intimate and exceptional audience we present to our vendors year after year.
Highlights of the show include Free Valet for all attendees, Live Jazz from the Fred Knapp Trio, Signature Cocktails, and beautiful Swag Bags for every bride.
There are three pricing tiers for the Grand Rapids Wedding Affair based on which floor booths are located: 1st floor, 2nd floor, or 3rd floor.
Please download our Grand Rapids Wedding Affair Media Kit for more detailed pricing information.
Kalamazoo Bride will now fall under Grand Rapids Bride as we aim to simplify our branding. With this consolidation, advertisers will gain greater reach, with distribution reaching to ALL of West Michigan: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, the Lakeshore, and Up North. Our intention is for the Kalamazoo market to continue to receive as much personal attention, but with even greater reach.
That's easy! Just tell your brides to visit our site and click on Submit Your Wedding at the bottom of our site, under BRIDES. They will then fill in all of the information, which includes a listing of all of their vendors (woot - shout out!). Then they will provide us with a link to their wedding gallery online and we'll take care of the rest!
Send as many brides as you want! They more brides you send us, the more shout outs you get!
If you are hosting an event, such as a bridal show, a trunk show, a sample sale, a tasting, etc., we would love to let our brides know.
You can purchase an event listing HERE.
Yes! If you've got some great tips or information you can share with our brides, we'd love to share it! Email Kelly directly at firstname.lastname@example.org