Weddings & Events Media Kit 2023

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Weddings & Events Magazine 2023 Rates & Information

Our mission for over twenty nine years has been to provide brides to be with the most informative, best distributed and elegant vehicle to connect them with wedding retailers and professionals. Our publication is just that. The large format size, a dynamic 9”x12” features more of what today’s bride wants. Over 25 different real wedding stories are featured, pages of fashions, venues, cakes , flowers, party ideas and more are showcased in the publication. Extensively distributed at area bridal salons, wedding professional retailers and wedding shows, rack locations and book stores, we reach brides when their interest and shopping power is at it’s peak. We have been publishing longer than anyone in the Carolina’s, a trusted brand name that brides have turned to since 1993. We invite you to join the number one bridal resource and be featured as one of our extraordinary wedding experts. By advertising with us you will receive the best value and most exposure for your dollar. • • • • •

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Continuous exposure year round in print and online. Editorial wedding features available of your wedding events. Ads and editorial featured in the magazine and online. Every advertiser linked to their website in the online magazine, You are featured with Ads & Listings on our websites. Social Media Blasts on Upstate Weddings & Events and more. Distribution of your message at the best bridal shops, shows and retailers. Extensive website– www.upstateweddingsandevents.com Comprehensive Venue Guide on our website.

Whether you’ve spent hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars developing your wedding business, doesn't it make sense to spend a few dollars to keep your message in front of brides every single day? You can with Weddings & Events. A well established brand that brides recognize and retailers trust. Weddings & Events Magazine, upstateweddingsandevents.com keep brides coming back for more. We invite you to join Weddings & Events Magazine. www.upstateweddingsandevents.com


Distribution Weddings & Events is distributed complimentary at area wedding professional locations with a focus on bridal salons, party rental stores, registry locations and bridal shows. Wedding professionals featured in the publication have the product available for their customers. Readership numbers are based on the 15,000 annual number of weddings annually in this region. We reach the portion of these brides planning a semi-formal to formal event seeking to patronize the leading wedding pros in the area. Poinsett Bride Barnes & Noble Stores Zen Indigo Hall Spartanburg Marriott Madison Carolina Bridal Dillards Stores’ Fripp Island Resort Professional Party The Dress Tim Holmes Catering Lionsgate Manor Gassaway Mansion Dressing Room South The Castle Prom & Bridal Table 301 Catering Berbank Rentals & Events Cribbs Catering Gregory’s Formal Wear Good Life Catering White Magnolia Bridal Bella Bridesmaids Laurenda’s Catering Cotton Rouge My Wedding Group Aurora Farms South & West Bubbas’ BBQ Bash Tin Roof Farms Noveli Photography The Rutherford Southern Couture Makeup Bagatelle Catering Heyward Manor Bemi’s Wedding Venue The Venue at Edgewood Old Post 1940 Crown & Crest Historic Hopkins Farm Ole Blue Truck Farm

Famzing Photography Barkeeps & Butlers Upstate Bridal Association Historic Greer Depot The School House Venue Collective Beauty Hotel Hartness MXM Piano Studio Together We Go Films Kathy & Company Grand Holland Estate Carolina Culinary Catering Citizens & Southern Event Center Indigo Hall Lacee’ Meadows Venue Belk Stores Edinburgh West Greg Hall Events The Bleckley Inn Cureton Photography Sportsclub Venue at Rose Spring Farm Windy Hill Event Barn Mandy Powell Weddings Belleview Meadows Uptown Entertainment Culpepper Designs AC Hotel Spartanburg WestinPoinsett Hotel South Wind Ranch 1800 Drayton 1881 Event Venue Aurora Farms The Venue at Falls Park Front Row Films and more… Distribution at Bridal Shows… Wedding Festival Shows Vendor Showcases Veils & Tails

At Wedding Shows

Barnes & Noble

In Racks

Barnes & Noble Stores Haywood Rd.-Greenville Shops of Greenridge-G’ville WO Ezell Blvd.-Spartanburg

Rack Locations Poinsett Bride –Greenville The Castle--Spartanburg The Dress-Mauldin Savvy Bridal-Greenville

We reach brides everyday, all day, year round.

Packages Include Print Ads, Wedding Features, Social Media Blast, Web Ads & Listings

Full Page Ad

1/2 Page Ads

Double Page Feature

Web Ads & on upstateweddingsandevents.com

Single Page Feature

Wedding Pro of Day

Online Venue Guide


Advertising Rates A Full Page or Double Page ad not only adds credibility and prestige to your business, it also extends your marketing dollar and impact by the bonus space of 1 or more pages for a Full Page and 2 pages or more for a Double Page to be utilized as a Wedding Feature story of a Wedding Event. You are also featured with a Web Ad on upstateweddingsandevents.com. Interior Positions Full Page plus 2 Pages…..… Full Page plus 1 Page……… Double Page plus 2 Pages… Double Page………………... Full Page……………………. 1/2 Page…………………….. 1/4 Page……………………..

$2895 $2465 $3695 $2465 $1975 $1675 $1465

Additional Feature Page(s) …..$650 per page. Premium Positions Want to be the first ad the reader sees or the last lingering image she views? You can with a Premium Position placement in Weddings & Events. Cover Package...Includes a Photo Shoot at your Business for the Cover + a Full Page Ad…$3895 Cover Advertiser subject to Publisher’s approval, restrictions and Cover guidelines apply.

Back Cover, Inside Front & Right…$3385 Page 2-3…….$3075 Page 4-5…….$2895 Inside Back….$2895

-Magazine Display Ads include Web Ad & Venue Guide if applicable.

Payment Terms We accept Check, PayPal (Guide Media Group) & Venmo (William-Flanagan-10). Extended Payment Terms may be available, consult the Publisher. 5% discount with payment in full at Insertion Order signing. Rates are for 12 month insertion. Why Print? Our consistent growth over the past 29 years has shown the power of the Special Interest Printed Product. But despite our success, the digital era has some people wondering why we build our business on a traditional industry model. The answer is easy. Print works for us and it does for our readers and thus does for our advertisers. The feel. The look. The smell. The sound. Print engages the senses in a way digital never will. It offers the eyes a much-needed screen break. It’s a simple tool, no threat of viruses and no dependency on wifi . For our advertisers, print’s audience is controlled, intentional and specific in a way other advertising opportunities can’t be. Printed products last, they can always be there and remain on coffee tables and bedside tables for as long as the reader likes. However, we are Digital as well. The magazine is online and each page linked to the appropriate advertiser. We include a complementing website and Social Media Pages. Weddings & Events Magazine P. O. Box 16571 Greenville, SC 29606 864-230-3680 gmg.info@aol.com www.guidemediagroup.com www.upstateweddingsandevents.com

30th Anniversary Established 1993

Production Fees Production of your ad and Wedding Feature available from our creative and graphic team. Non-Camera Ready Ads and Editorial will be charged $85 per page.


Ad SubmissionAds can be submitted by a mailed CD or by e mail. Please send CD’s in a protected case.

Advertising Specifications The Product– An oversize publication, a dynamic 9”x12” Deadline– November 5

Mail toWeddings & Events Magazine P. O. Box 16571 Greenville, SC 29606 E MailPlease send ads smaller than 9MB to: gmg.info@aol.com GraphicsConvert all RBG graphics to CMKY values. EPS, JPEG, PDF and TIFF files are accepted. All images must be a minimum of 300 dpi and supplied at final size. FontsIf fonts are imbedded or outlined, include a copy of all fonts used in your files, If EPS images are linked, be sure to include all linked fonts as well. Be sure to include both printer fonts and screen fonts for your files. Unacceptable ApplicationsNo Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word, or other word processor based or non-standard files. Digital Ad SpecsWe are not responsible for ads not meeting our electronic submission requirements. A design fee will be incurred for any work we do on behalf of the customer. Design RatesAll ads and features submitted non-camera ready will be charged $85 per page. Weddings & Events Magazine P. O. Box 16571 Greenville, SC 29606 864-230-3680 gmg.info@aol.com www.guidemediagroup.com

Full Page

1/2 Page Horizontal

Bleed Size 9.25 x 12.25” Trim Size 9 x 12” Safety Size 8.5 x 11.5”

1/4 Page

Half Page Horizontal 8.25 x 5.43 No Bleeds

1/2 Page Vertical

GUIDEMEDIAGROUP About our company-

We got our start in 1982 in the billboard business. It was challenging, fun and really enjoyable seeing these "giant signs" bring business to the customers. The urge to escape the corporate environment struck and thus the launch of a series of "city guides" reaching travelers in their hotel rooms throughout the Carolinas and Tennessee. These were remarkably successful but the intrigue of a more specialized product was felt and we launched in 1993 a local Upstate wedding publication. This little 40 page, digest size, mostly black and white product worked well and we grew to cover cities throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. As the years went by our team consistently improved the product adding more color pages, updating the editorial content and increasing both the physical size of the product and page count. Today our product mix still includes our flagship publication, Weddings & Events (now in it's 29th year of publication), website production, graphics and signage.

Half Page Vertical Quarter Page 4 x 5.43” No Bleeds

4 x11.25” No Bleeds

Feature Story Requirements -Send all copy by e mail to gmg.info@aol.com -Send no more than 15 images to be used. -DO NOT send an entire wedding images file with hundreds of images. -Be careful when you proof the Feature. Only two Proofs allowed. $25 Proof Charge after 2nd Proof, per Proof. -Please attempt to have all copy/vendors spelled correctly.