Distribution - 9 counties!
One display ad equals five (5) areas of visibility between
the actual guide and the website!

Although we have the website and a print magazine, print is still in!
Niche: The Bridal Guide reaches a specialized segment of the market for
a particular kind of product or service.
Have you seen all the specialty magazines on the shelves?

Advertisement Specifications

Ads accepted AFTER March 1st, regular rates apply.
Obtain Early Bird rates by March 1, 2018, Expired

Ad agreement (pdf file)

Special sections: Heatlh and Beauty, Accommodations along with the standard content of The Bridal Guide.

Fox Valley Focus - Featuring the Fox Valley Region 
(Aurora, Batavia, St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, South Elgin)

See the webguide for the full section, page 15-20.
47th edition: Sample Fox River Valley Geneva

Rock River Valley Focus - Featuring the Rock River Region (Rockford, Oregon, Dixon)
See the webguide for the full section, 48th edition: page 33-35.
47th edition: Sample Rock River Valley Dixon
Photographer's Images and Advertising Benefits (download PDF file)
Space books quickly. There are limited photo feature pages.

“I just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for featuring us and being patient with us as we got you the information for your Bridal Guide. We've already seen pictures of the guide on Facebook and it looks fabulous. I can't tell you how excited our families were to find the guide in Yorkville! Both moms have called exclaiming their children are 'famous'! We consider being featured quite a big honor and are thrilled to get our copies. Thank you so much!”
Elizabeth and Jordan Hagemann, featured newlyweds

"Patrick and I just want to let you know that we are obsessed with our article! It is so well done and the pictures compliment it perfectly! Thank you so much for including us in this issue."

Patrick and Betsey Finnan, featured newlyweds

Newlywed Wisdom - cover feature

BGBG- Page 9, 14, 31
bridal guide brides and grooms         Just Got Hitched

For display and classified advertising pricing, please contact:

Jill at or 815.739.9937


Research proves: 78% or 1.63 million couples use Internet Search to locate products & services for their wedding. Wedding or bridal websites are the second most used source at 76% followed by wedding or bridal magazines (61%) & friend/family recommendation (61%). Spend your advertising dollars on the top four or five resources that couples use. (The Wedding Report) The Bridal Guide has both the magazine and website tools to assist newly engaged couples!
Web Advertisement:

For online advertising pricing, please contact Jill at

There are two banner ad options when advertising on Northern Illinois Bridal Guide online. A horizontal banner that measures 600px wide, and optional height specifications (within reason).

The vertical banner measures 215 px wide, and optional height specifications (within reason).

"We see our participation in The Bridal Guide as a crucial part of our marketing to this segment as it has established itself as a widely available, first-class publication that people truly depend on to inform their decisions on all aspects of their special event."  --Paul Busching, Country Inn & Suites

"The Bridal Guide has been an instrumental tool for promoting my business within the community. We have received such a positive response each and ever time we've advertised with them. They help us start relationships with brides and grooms on a personal level that  we can't get with other advertising routes. --Diane Hosey, Ducky's Formal Wear

The horizontal banner ad will be placed among the site's content (determined by NI Bridal Guide).
See an example here.

A vertical banner ad willl be placed in the dark gray space to the right of the page (determined by NI Bridal Guide).
See an example here., scroll down.


by Artistic Edge Photography | p. 815-739-9937 | f. 815-754-5261