ABOUT TODAY'S BRIDE MAGAZINE & SHOWS
In August of 1989, inspired by their own recent marriage, Jim and Denise Frericks began Jadlyn Wedding Consultants to help fill the need for knowledgeable wedding planners in the Akron/Canton area. In September of 1990, they had grown enough to incorporate, becoming Jadlyn Incorporated. Contact with local brides and bridal-related merchants led them to realize a greater need for a local informational resource for engaged couples. Thus, Today's Bride Magazine and Bridal Shows were born. And NOW in 2009 Jadlyn Incorporated/Today's Bride is proud to celebrate 20 YEARS in the wedding industry and is widely considered the “bridal authority" in the Northeast Ohio area.
Today's Bride revolutionalized the wedding market by combining a comprehensive wedding magazine/planner, high caliber bridal shows and the vast access of information on the Internet.
Today's Bride Magazine is an annual publication with 2 editions for the following areas: Cleveland and Akron/Canton. Today’s Bride is in a jumbo 9 ½ x 12” format with a modern layout and design that guides readers to the local advertisers including a detailed wedding planner to assist the bride in her entire bridal planning process. Today’s Bride has a comprehensive distribution which includes free copies to engaged couples via the advertisers' retail locations, area bridal shows, direct mail and available for sale on our website todaysbride.com.
Today's Bride shows are the largest, most prominent bridal events in the Midwest. Over 500 businesses exhibit at the shows each season. Having produced nearly 100 bridal shows in its career, Today's Bride is recognized as the area's most experienced and respected bridal show producer. Our company now produces six shows per year with a total attendance of 15,000 people. Because of our commitment to the market and the advancements of our products and services, Today's Bride shows does not have any significant competition in the Northeast Ohio area.
Today's Bride revolutionized publishing by being one of the first wedding web sites in the nation in the early 90’s and was nationally recognized as a leader in the market. Today, www.todaysbride.com averages over 35,000 unique visitors and more than 103,000 page views per month. For a Northeast Ohio bridal/wedding niche market, these numbers are huge and attribute to the overall success of the magazine and bridal shows.