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?

Web Advertisement Specifications
The advertisement sizes are calculated in pixels for the website.

You have a variety of ad sizes and placements to make your selection. Select the catagorized Vendor Section to compliment your classified ad; choose a sidebar; the Home Page (sold out for 2020); or the Classified Text ad which allows you to explain your business in approximatley 25 words. There is the popular Bridal Expo tab where we encourage brides to continually refer to for upcoming events. 

Contact us for your marketing needs.

The 50th Yearbook edition will be at upcoming bridal expos. Once the brides and event planners review the guide, it drives them to the website. As you know brides use both the hard copy and websites when planning their weddings - we have both!

Advertisement Specifications


Celebrating our FABULOUS 50th Edition with a Yearbook!

Our 50th edition yearbook brings increased distribution.

Since the advent of wedding publications, savvy brides have added internet research
to their information gathering -- 

Publishing one major yearbook in print will allow us to shift some of our resources to expand content in both areas, print AND digital. 

The Bridal Guide will expand its distribution, particularly through Bridal Shows, its social media presence and its sister website,, on which you are automatically placed when you purchase a print ad!

The FABULOUS 50th edition of The BRIDAL GUIDE is the publication you don't want to miss!

After all, research proves that bridal magazines and websites are among the top resources used when planning a wedding. (theweddingreport) We have both!

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. Contact Jill on the specific details for the 50th edition.

“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