We promise to stretch your marketing budget further than ever. Marketing dollars don't come easy. We get it. After all, we're a small business ourselves! That's just one of many reasons we at Wedding Guide Chicago take a multi-channeled approach to advertising; one that is specifically designed to target your couples right where they shop -- online and in person. Because there are opportunities to reach your couples 24/7. They have their wedding on their brains when they're at work clicking away, or at home surfing the web, when they're in transit and while running errands.
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Because we reach couples everywhere
We capitalize on every opportunity to reach couples, merging the immediacy of online advertising with the luxury and permanence of print to best reach the greatest number of couples.
Because print is permanent
Print advertising is tangible. It’s easy for couples to go back and reference. Think of your magazine ad as a tiny billboard that lingers inside the homes of your potential customers. And with Wedding Guide Chicago, you have two opportunities a year (published in June and December), and multiple ways to advertise, from our smallest ad spaces to two-page spreads to participation in full-on Partyscape photo shoots, and even being showcased in Real CHICago Weddings.
Because we’ll help your customers find you
Our magazine and website are user-friendly and easy to navigate. Couples can search for venues by style and type, browse vendor listings, view featured photo shoots with direct links to every vendor, and contact you directly.
Because we’re Chicagoland, and only Chicagoland
We focus solely on the Chicago market, so couples don’t get lost or distracted by what’s going on outside our area. Everything and everyone listed is local and can be found immediately, right here.
Because your customers will love it
Couples continue to come back to us because we have made it so easy, and so immediate, to find exactly what they need. Convenience and immediacy are huge to engaged couples!
Wedding Guide Chicago guides engaged couples throughout the wedding planning process.
More than advertising…an entire community of support. When companies like yours spend marketing dollars with us, we turn that money into the kind of editorial (both in print and online) that supports the venue and vendor community. We ask our trusted vendors and venues for updated, relevant advice and creative submissions that help and inspire our visitors. Having this kind of open dialogue relationship with our vendors keeps us in the loop, making it easy and natural for us to give right back, including writing our own helpful blogs to combat bad advice across the internet, offering up an editorial platform for our vendors who have a talent for writing to share advice, talk about budgets and pricing in a way that doesn’t deter the consumer from investing in your services, and educate entry-level professionals on reputable business practices. Basically, we’re all about supportive connections—with other vendors and essentially the couples you want to work with.
Our tools will work hard for you.
Online and in person, everywhere your couples shop.
Semi-Annual Publication & Distribution
Published twice a year (in June and December), every page of the magazine features top wedding vendors, coveted Partyscape photo shoots, informative articles, printable checklists and tools, and Real CHICago Weddings complete with participating vendor listings. Our magazine can be found at newsstands throughout the Chicagoland area as well as at brick-and-mortar vendor locations, and even many bridal events throughout the year.
The magazine’s boutique size makes planning easier for couples because they can take it with them everywhere and use it as a tool. They’ll circle ideas, write notes, and most importantly, continually reference pages where you’re listed.
A Recognized Authority on Chicago Weddings
Wedding Guide Chicago has been relied upon by more than one million couples as their primary resource, guiding them through every stage of the planning process.
Marketing Leads & Social Media
Our large distribution base allows us to reach and gather marketing information about our readers. With permission, we share these leads with our print advertisers. Social media shares on our highly trafficked pages are also included with print advertising packages.
Since vendors on our site are organized intuitively by category, couples can easily search for specific vendors or browse listings, always with links to contact vendors directly. Your profile will feature your company’s business information, an expansive photo gallery, links to all your social media pages, and a direct link to your website. You will have full control and easy access to change your photos and information through our Vendor Portal, and can even offer a customized special offer to entice couples to inquire. Promote your open house, bridal or trunk show by submitting an event to the event calendar. An interactive reception venue search, inspirational photo galleries, and downloadable/printable checklists keep couples organized and informed throughout the entire planning process. Couples also return to WeddingGuideChicago.com daily to enter product and event giveaways.
Maximum Visibility, Real Results
Get your listing now so you aren't missed!
Make yourself easy to spot
With easy search capabilities and venue/vendor categorization, couples can find your business quickly and begin interacting with you directly.
Convert visitors to customers
With unlimited photos, easy-to-find information and special offer options, couples can see what you have to offer, updated whenever you choose, and send inquiries immediately.
Get lead notifications immediately
Weekly leads -- as well as lead inquiries and notifications when a visitor clicks from our site to yours -- will ensure you know your investment is working for you. These leads are sent directly to you, immediately.
Reach your customers on their mobile devices
Our easy-to-use desktop design translates seamlessly to mobile devices. Over 50% of couples engage via mobile devices while they're commuting or just relaxing, so we'll make sure you are visible and looking your best!
Invest in your business—and your place in the Chicagoland Wedding Community
At Wedding Guide Chicago we don't work with the local wedding community merely to sell advertising. We care about this community. We're part of it, and proud of all it has to offer engaged couples. We’re always on the lookout, excited about discovering new, outstanding and talented companies who are doing amazing work with upstanding ethics and actually making wedding dreams come true. We have found real purpose in connecting celebrators like you with the brides, grooms, families and planners you truly want to work with. These packages were made to promote you and our community. Interested in print and web? Fill out the form above to receive the media kit and follow up contact.
We love making our advertisers happy. But don't take our word for it -- hear it straight from some of our favorite Chicagoland wedding pros!
"When we made the choice to advertise with them, we looked at value and what they could bring to the table. And what I have found of the years of being a partner with them is that it’s a lot different of a business model than the big box magazines. The attention to detail, the attention to the account, the one-on-one interaction with the
decision makers is something you don’t get with the larger national publications. The reach? The reach is fantastic.
We are able to use them locally, whether it’s in the vicinity of our Club or grabbing from a bigger market like the
City. They go up against some of the biggest magazines in the business and they hold their own. It’s nice to have a
relationship with the company instead of being just a customer."
Boilingbrook Golf Club
"Wedding Guide Chicago lets our work speak for itself through not only our print ad, but letting us show additional cakes in the Partyscapes photo shoots and cake inspiration galleries. The exposure pays for itself and we love brides bringing in the magazine and asking us to recreate cakes they've seen in spreads. We know our advertising is working!"
"I would recommend Wedding Guide Chicago to other vendors because our brides love them! They
pick the magazine up, they read through it, it’s a perfect size—they can tuck it in a purse, they can
take it on the train. The quality of the pictures are beautiful, the pages are wonderful to even touch
and the content is well thought out, well laid out. It gives the brides kind of a road map to follow to
know what’s next in their planning. And, I think as a vendor, you would want to be in a publication like
this so that you could be a part of that road map. I highly recommend it."