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Promoting your business

There are lots of different ways to promote your business, whether it be paper, online or face-to-face. This section provides information on which format is right for you and how to ensure it is successful?

The Best of the Blog magazine

Guides for Brides launched The Best of the Blog magazine in September 2016. The initial print run of 12,000 proved incredibly popular with brides and grooms; with brides loving the inspirational editorial and imagery and grooms finding it to be a no-nonsense guide to the important parts of wedding planning […]

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Website Advertising Testimonials

Suzan Croxford, Croxfords “Advertising with Guides For Brides for the past 24 months has seen Croxfords turnover double this Season.  This is value-investing at its best and a superb return on our advertising budget – thanks to all at GFB for a job well done!”     Simon Orr, […]

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Artwork specification – Getting your ad right

If you are sending us print ready artwork: 1. The final resolution needs to be 300dpi 2. All colours must be converted to CMYK 3. All artwork should be a print ready PDF file Do not send artwork in Word, Publisher or Powerpoint – the final resolution will not […]

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Preparing to exhibit at a Wedding Show

For many businesses, attending a local Wedding Fair or a Regional/National event can be a really valuable way of meeting brides, grooms and other members of the bridal party. To ensure that you maximise your investment, here are some of our tips for exhibiting: If you are new to […]

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What Makes a Good Press Release?

Where do I start? Getting acknowledged by a national title can be difficult, but with a little bit of know-how, you can get the biggest names in the industry shouting about your business. Your story needs to be “news” and as our awards are unique in celebrating excellence in customer […]

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Effective networking

Business networking in the wedding industry is an effective and low-cost marketing method for developing sales opportunities and contacts, based on referrals and introductions. It is not just an exercise in collecting business cards! The wedding industry relies heavily on word of mouth and referrals, so networking and getting […]

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Share your Real Weddings with us

By sharing your photos of Real Weddings with Guides for Brides, your business will seen by thousands of brides looking for inspiration and ideas for their wedding day. Brides-to-be will be able to envisage themselves in your gorgeous venue and will be able to click through to your advert to […]

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