This naughty wedding blogger has a confession to make: I broke my own rule and took out a press ad for my wedding calligraphy business today. So – does anyone need a second-hand soapbox? I’ll have to stop blogging about how I never advertise in the wedding press!
However… the guys from Your Manchester Wedding magazine persuaded me. In November I’d spoken to Natasha from their advertising team. I’d told her – and she’d taken some very detailed notes which Conan* read back to me today – their mag was “very advertising heavy” and I’d asked a bag of awkward questions about circulation and distribution of the mag. We had a long chat and I remember taking copious notes at the time but I didn’t want to advertise.
Since that call though, I’ve had the mag in my orders folder and flicked through it regularly. It’s had my attention for a lot longer than any of the national wedding magazines have ever grabbed me – and if even I’m still reading a wedding mag four months later, it can’t be bad!
I’d be interested to hear from anyone, bride or supplier, who’s familiar with Your Manchester Wedding. How does it compare to the other wedding mags for you? It’s a while since I’ve had my head turned by the wedding press – is it just me?
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*Conan called me today to check everything was ok with the ad, which was nice – and pointed out that he’d read the blog post, and definitely wasn’t called James as I originally wrote (not sure where that came from!) Oops. Sorry Conan!
Also now I know I’m being kept an eye on I will write only nice things about Your Manchester Wedding… 😉 I’ll let you all know how the ad performs though – will this spark a new phase of advertising for me? Time will tell.