Friday, 30 May 2008

Before the Big Day's Jubilee Special Offer

{Photo Credit} Caught the Light

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Before the Big Day!

In celebration of the Queen's Jubilee, Before the Big Day is offering an amazing deal on advertising this June.

With every 6 month long Large or Extra Large advert, we're offering a FREE Sponsored Feature worth £100.

Sponsored Features include lots of pictures, plus a glowing editorial about your work. Here's one example, and here's another!

But we only have space for FIVE new adverts, so you'll need to get back to us quickly!

This is a great time to get involved with Before the Big Day.

♥ Our readership has more than tripled since January this year, and we're now posting at least twice, and sometimes three times a day.

♥ I've started my regular appearances at wedding fairs, where I host hugely popular DIY Bride sessions, which draw large numbers of brides to the blog. Over 2000 new regular brides joined Before the Big Day's readership after my appearance at The In Wedding Show.

♥ We've recently been nominated one of the UK's best blogs by Sky Living and Channel 4, and that's on top of all the other industry recommendations.

Readership is set to rocket, and with brides already booking for next summer's weddings, this is a great time to raise your profile.

Here are the costs for Adverts on Before the Big Day

Large adverts (190 x 120 pixels) cost £160 for 6 months / 12 months = £260

Extra-large adverts (190 x 180 pixels) cost £170 for 6 months / 12 months = £270.

For more information about this incredible offer, or just for a chat, do email me. I'd love to hear from you!

More Information

Before the Big Day is a boutique wedding inspiration blog for stylish brides and grooms. Updated more than twice-daily, and brimming with ideas, it’s the go-to website for creative couples who are keen to make their big day stand out from the crowd.

Launched in September 2009, we're already the favourite wedding blog of thousands of brides and grooms! So if you're a wedding business, and you sponsor or advertise with Before the Big Day, you can be sure you're targeting the right people.

One of the most popular UK wedding blogs, Before the Big Day rates very highly on Google searches. We're top of the list when you search 'wedding blog UK'.

♥ Advertise!
Button adverts {Ad Banners} are available in a range of sizes, with prices ranging from as little as £30. Please get in touch for my rate card. I'm also more than happy to offer larger sized adverts or banners.

Regular: 190 x 60 pixels
Medium: 190 x 120 pixels
Large: 190 x 180 pixels

Sponsored Features & Sponsored Links
I'm more than happy to recommend fantastic services and companies to my readers, in fact I do it every day. My readers trust me to only suggest the best, so if you fit into that category, then I'd be more than happy to arrange a sponsored feature. Do get in touch for details of my sponsored feature fees.

♥ Bride Testimonials & Happy Advertisers

Kerry Bracken, Wedding Planner: "Not only has Before The Big Day brought me several business leads, appearing on such a fantastic blog has validated the quality of my services for clients who have not even initially found me via the blog. As a wedding vendor, being featured on quality wedding blogs like Before the Big Day is extremely valuable not just for the generation of business leads but also for overall brand recognition. A huge thanks to Georgia at Before The Big Day for being such a loyal ambassador and overall good egg!!!

Alex from My Love Story: "In the wedding world you seem to get people who are either really cold and never get back to you, or people who are really lovely, helpful and encouraging. Georgia is definitely the latter! She's very keen on promoting good quality work, and giving a platform for people to shine. She was key in helping me develop my business, by featuring my work, which in turn led to me getting new clients."

Patrick from Butler-Madden Weddings: "Before the Big Day is a fantastic blog to be featured and have a banner. I often meet up with brides after they have seen my work on the blog, and they come armed with mood boards and inspiration mostly drawn from Georgia's pages. They love it, not only for the photography, but for all the ideas and details that are so important in modern weddings. Thoroughly recommended!"

Juliette from Brown Paper Designs: "Last year you put one of our invitations on your lovely blog. From that we got so many inquiries, and subsequently also designed a bespoke set of wedding stationery for one of your readers! So thank you!"

Kym from Lash Lab: "Since I was featured on Before the Big Day, I’ve had lots of brides getting in touch to have their lashes done for their wedding day. The blog is a great source of information for brides to be and has given my business valuable exposure to the wedding community. If you're in the wedding business, Before the Big Day is the blog for you!"

Katy: "I look at all the wedding blogs, but Before the Big Day is my favourite. I love the style of your postings, and there's always tonnes of inspirational ideas."

Sarah: "I just wanted to write to say how much I've enjoyed reading your blog; admittedly I only discovered it last week but I've been making really good headway with it since then even staying up to the small hours reading it in bed! So full of great ideas and useful hints."

Jade: "I recently stumbled across your blog and completely fell in love with it! I am due to get married next June and the theme for my Wedding is 'Key to my Heart'. I have spent most of yesterday afternoon (at work) reading your blog and looking at the other stunning weddings, gaining inspiration as I go."

Izabella: "First of all - loving your blog! I'm not a very girly lass, and before my wedding I sort of looked at about 2 magazines - but followed your blog closely - inspirational, classy stuff!"

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Before the Big Day Wedding Experts

Exciting news! Now that Before the Big Day is over 2 years old, it's time for this boutique wedding blog to get growing. I'm all about roping in as much wedding expertise as possible, because I want you to be able to plan an exquisite wedding, with tonnes of beautiful details to make it stand out from the crowd. But I also want you to feel your very best. So.....{drum roll}....I'd like to welcome Before the Big Day's Wedding Experts!

Alice Cowen is a personal trainer to the stars {actual proper famous people you see in Hello!}, and she's also a nutrition expert. She specialises in weight loss, body sculpting and toning, and she's agreed to be Before the Big Day's Personal Trainer - woohoo! I reckon nearly every bride and groom wants to drop a few pounds before their big day, and Alice is going to help us on our way to body-beautiful. She'll be posting diet tips, fat-free recipes, fabulous toning exercises, and inspirational features that will make getting wedding-fit easier. Check out her blog, and her amazing Bootique Bootcamp in Majorca. Click for Alice's posts on Before the Big Day.

Savannah Britten-Long is a hugely talented gemologist with massive expertise in antique jewellery. She's worked for Sotheby's, Christies, and studied at the prestigious Gemological Institute of America in New York. She really knows her onions {or diamonds}! A couple of years ago she started her own company called BL&T Fine Jewellery, and now she works hard at selling and sourcing jewellery for private clients. She's designed three of my friends' engagement rings, and promises that jewellery doesn't have to be expensive - woohoo!  So if you're on the search for an engagement ring or wedding jewellery, you can contact Savannah, or just enjoy all her wedding jewellery advice for free right here. Click for Savannah's posts on Before the Big Day.

Julia Bowden is a professional make-up artist and hair stylist who works on music videos, adverts, fashion shoots, TV and films. She's a serious name in the hair and beauty world, but {thank goodness} she loves working as a bridal make-up artist as well. For brides-in-the-know, she's a secret beauty weapon, and I've heard her name mentioned in hushed tones at many a wedding reception.

If you're on the search for a make-up artist and hair stylist for your wedding, contact Julia or follow her on Twitter, but in the meantime, enjoy her beauty and hair advice for free on right here. Click for Julia's posts on Before the Big Day.

♥ Want more vintage wedding ideas? ♥ Or how about real wedding ideas? ♥
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Sunday, 24 June 2007

Sample Sales

Wedding dresses can be a huge part of your budget if you pay full price. Luckily there are lots of sample sales each year in London and around the UK. Do a good search on google, and keep an eye out on the wedding blogs. Also recommended is Sales Gossip, a fab website with all the latest sample sales including wedding sales. Plus if you sign up for my free newsletter or follow me on Twitter, you won't miss a single sale - hint hint! If you're worrying about the cost of your wedding day look, take a look at my blog post on how to buy your wedding dress for less.

♥  In exceedingly exciting news, one of my favourite designers, Vera Wang is hosting a one-day-only winter sale at Browns in London. With {wait for it} up to 70% off her beautiful handmade gowns, this is definitely one for your diary. Prices start at £1,000. Pencil in Sunday, 29th November 2015 - no appointments needed

♥ Prepare yourself ladies, there's a Phillipa Lepley Winter Sample Sale coming soon! She's a favourite of celebs like Geri Halliwell, so it's no wonder her gowns are selling like hotcakes. This might be your last chance before your wedding day to get up to 70% off, so be sure to make a booking right now! Sale starts on Saturday 12th December until all sale dresses are sold. Appointments are £30 for weekdays and £50 for Saturdays, taken at the time of booking and redeemable against a purchase. To book call 0207 590 9771.

♥ One of my favourite online bridal shops of all time is BHLDN, so I'm super excited to tell you all about their Wedding Dress Sale, which has just started. It includes massive discounts off their wedding dresses, bridesmaids gowns, accessories and wedding details, and you'll want to get clicking right away! 

♥ One of the best wedding magazines in the world, Brides is hosting an amazing wedding dress sample sale every year, and I'm pleased to announce it's on 25th January 2016. This one-day-only event is held at the veeeeery classy Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London's Knightsbridge. With massive 70% discounts on wedding dresses, accessories, shoes and bridesmaid outfits, too, you're bound to find some serious bargains! Big names involved include Caroline Castigliano, Freya Rose, Maids To Measure, Twobirds Bridesmaid and more. Book your tickets here 

Here are some lovely links to what we do best here on Before the Big Day

Real Weddings - we're talking hundreds of pictures and pages of inspiration

DIY Bride - DIY wedding projects of the crafty or hoping-to-be-crafty amongst you

Wedding Themes - the first rule of planning a wedding, pick a theme!

Wedding Advice - helpful hints and tips if you're feeling freaked

Before the Big Day Black Book - our favourite vendors and a work in progress

Our Free Newsletter - get the best of Before the Big Day before anyone else, for free!

Follow Me on Twitter - umm....self explanatory?

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