You asked, we listened. Mobile Bay Magazine will now cover the best of the Bay area bridal scene twice a year! Each fall and spring, Mobile Bay will produce a special bridal section complete with inspiring wedding ideas, expert tips and advice, a comprehensive vendor guide and features on recent local weddings. Showcase your big day with Mobile Bay by purchasing a 1-page or 2-page wedding announcement.
When are the bridal sections published?
The fall bridal section will be featured in the October 2019 issue, followed by the spring bridal section in April 2020.
Who can be featured in the bridal section?
Any bride or groom who is a current resident or is from Mobile or Baldwin County.
If my wedding is out of town, can it still be featured?
Yes, as long as the bride or groom grew up or currently reside here.
Do you ever include feature stories on local weddings in the magazine?
No. Registering for an announcement is the only way to have your wedding featured in the magazine.
How much does it cost to place an announcement?
1-page announcements cost $500; 2-page announcements cost $900
What are the submission deadlines?
August 23, 2019 for the October 2019 issue
February 21, 2020 for the April 2020 issue
What materials do I need to submit?
1-page announcement: 3 – 5 high resolution photos, 250 words of copy and vendor list
2-page announcement: 8 – 10 high resolution photos, 450 words of copy and vendor list
Can I send in my payment first and then submit my materials later?
Yes! But, all payments must be made in full by August 23, 2019 for inclusion in the October issue.
Can a staff member do my write-up for me?
No. Since announcements are paid for, brides write their own copy. She is responsible for making sure the names of the bridal party members are spelled correctly, and all vendors are properly credited. The MB staff will only do light copy editing before publication.
Will I get to see a proof of the announcement before it comes out?
Yes. You will receive a PDF proof of your announcement via email. You will have a day or two to look over it and will need to get back to us immediately with minimal changes, such as spelling mistakes and factual corrections. Since we are on a strict deadline, there is not enough time to change photos at this point. Therefore, it is very important that you specify which photos you want in the announcement when you submit them.
What does DPI mean?
DPI means dots per inch. A photo must be 300 DPI at 5 by 7 inches, to be high resolution, so that they print sharp, and not blurry. To run in the magazine, all photos must be high resolution. Just tell your photographer, and they’ll know what to do!
How do I submit my materials?
Click here to submit your write-up and photos.
Will I get a copy of the magazine?
Yes. Brides receive two free copies of the issue when it comes out. You can pick them up from our office located at 3729 Cottage Hill Road, or if you live outside of Mobile or Baldwin county, they will be mailed to you.
How can other people get a copy?
Single copies can be purchased at our office located at 3729 Cottage Hill Road or online here. It is also available at various retail locations throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties.