Sneak peak! Gowns from David's Bridal that you will see at the show.
WKYC Jennifer Fyffe: Todays Bride 1/4/13
Plan and pick a theme for your wedding! Check out the tends you will see at the January Bridal Shows. View the segment >>
Today's Bride Helps Thousands Plan Weddings
Shortly after they were married in the late 1980s, Jim and Denise Frericks began brainstorming ideas for a business of their own.
Having just planned their own wedding, the Frericks were intrigued by a prediction that wedding consulting would be one of the fastest growing businesses in the 1990s. From personal experience they knew no one was giving Akron area brides good information about local services, so 24-year-old Jim quit his job to begin their wedding planning business. Read more >>
Brides-to-be plan for big day
Stephen Anderson has some interesting advice for brides-to-be.
If you want your groom to pretty much agree on everything, he says, let him have the rehearsal dinner at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“It’s a kick. There’s no better way to have two families who are about to be related get to know each other,” he said, promising even Steelers families and Browns families can find something in common over some beers.
“We’ve never had a wedding that hasn’t worked out,” he said with a laugh.
Plus, added fellow hall representative Hallie Laubscher, “It’s fun and interactive.”
Anderson and Laubscher worked the Today’s Bride Bridal Planning Expo on Sunday at the John S. Knight Center.
They said brides were looking at ways to make their weddings stand out, and if they had their wedding or rehearsal at the Hall, “Guests will leave always remembering where you had it,” Anderson said. Read more >>
WKYC – TV - The Good Company - Todays Bride Shows
Sunday January 8th Bridal Show in Akron Ohio at the John S. Knight Center.
WKYC – TV - 3 News - Wedding planning from local brides to be
Sunday October 16 Bridal Show in Independence at the Embassy Suites Rockside.
2011 Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award® at 39th annual DSMA®
Jennifer Fyffe, Today’s Bride Show Manager, received the 2011 Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award® at 39th annual DSMA® Accent on Excellence Event held at Tangier on the evening of February 15th, 2011. These awards and this event have become the preeminent venue for honoring the performance, professional excellence and achievements of the area’s brightest
sales and marketing stars. Jim Frericks, Chief Marketing Officer and co-owner of Today’s Bride, had the privilege
of introducing Jennifer at the event.
The Regina Brett
Jennifer Fyffe, Show Manager, appeared on the radio show “Regina Brett tonight” on WKSU "Weddings with a Twist"
Latest episode, aired Wednesday June 22, 2011 It's every girl's dream to have a fairytale wedding. Or is it? Hear about some of the many different ways people are getting married these days. Listen to the segment >>
WKYC – TV -3 Noon News - Bridal Show hits I-X Center this weekend
CLEVELAND -- If you're a bride trying to plan the perfect wedding, the I-X Center may be the place to stop by this weekend. From where to hold your reception to who will play the music, there is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding day. Owner and editor of Today's Bride stopped by the Channel 3 Studios to talk about this year's Bridal Show at the I-X Center. It's this weekend, January 15th and 16th. Saturday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is
Northeast Ohio’s BIGGEST and BEST BRIDAL SHOW
is coming to a city near YOU!
Akron, OH, Monday, September 20, 2010 -- "If you're a bride-to-be, the place to be is the fabulous bridal show." For over 20 years, these words have symbolized the heart and soul of wedding planning in Northeast Ohio.
Today’s Bride Bridal Shows, an Akron, Ohio- based publication devoted to helping future brides plan their weddings since 1989, is hosting their 21st annual FALL bridal show sponsored by American Commodore Tuxedo, Christopher Norris Photography, Miller’s Party Rental, Memory Productions, and UnlimitedTrips.com. Whether a girl is just engaged or about to walk down the aisle, these are the only bridal shows that guarantee something for every bride and groom at any stage of wedding planning. Up-and-coming brides
and their fiancés will be seeking new and innovative ideas from over 80 different wedding professionals eagerly waiting to showcase their products and services, as well as registering to win a multitude of prizes!
Ohio’s largest wedding planning event will be held in two major cities, Akron and Cleveland –
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Embassy Suites Hotel
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. Independence, OH
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sheraton Suites Hotel
1989 Front St. Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Doors will be open from 10:00-4:00 with three unforgettable bridal fashion shows at 11:30, 1:00, and 2:30. With wedding Professionals from photographers to beauticians, florists to disc jockeys, reception venues to decorations, caterers to honeymoon packages, Today’s Bride has what brides are looking for. In addition to the traditional elements of weddings, such as cakes and favors, Today’s Bride also offers a variety of new vendors for bold brides willing to branch out through photo booths, popcorn stations,
theme weddings, and candy buffets. From limousines to travel agencies, it’s all there. Relax as a member of the audience during a fashion show with the latest designs from seasoned professionals, like David's Bridal, Henri’s Cloud Nine, and Tuxedo Junction and Men's Wearhouse, as well as Mother-of fashions by Peneventures. Any bride-to-be and her guests will be entertained, inspired and at peace as their wedding planning runs its course during Northeast Ohio’s biggest and best bridal show.
As if 80 different exhibitors and fashion shows were not enough, each registered bride-to-be will receive a free issue of Today’s Bride Magazine and One lucky bride from each show will win a 4-day, 3-night all-inclusive vacation to Sandos Caracol Resorts in Riviera Maya, Mexico including airfare, provided by UnlimitedTrips.com. When purchasing discounted tickets online, brides will also receive a one-year subscription to Brides Magazine.
Fashions, fun, fabulous prizes and savings are waiting at TODAY’S BRIDE SHOWS! Register today by calling Today’s Bride Magazine’s 24 hour BRIDAL SHOW HOTLINE: 330-670-9545 (Akron) or 216-393-5677 (Cleveland). For faster service, register online at www.todaysbride.com. Parking is free. Admission is $10 per person—register online and receive a $3.00 discount coupon. Buy your tickets online and get an additional 50% off!
When Relationship Marketing is Better Than Selling - by Andy Ebon
Earlier this week, I brought Wedding University to Greater Cleveland (Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown). The sponsoring organization was Today’s Bride, a 21-year old company providing a total package of wedding marketing opportunities, including website, bridal shows, and publications.
At one level or another, all businesses want new prospects to become customers and existing customers to invest more in a product or service. The day before the all-day seminars, a skeptical local business questioned the intent of the host in a public Facebook post: paraphrasing “Isn’t this just going to be Today’s Bride trying to sell us more advertising.”
The ever-so-vigilant, Anna Herman (Something New Entertainment) chimed in to praise this blog, and my approach to educating wedding industry businesses.
Anna Herman got it. And, happily, so did my hosts, from Today’s Bride.
The goal of seminars, such as these, is to provide information and coaching to help local area businesses be more effective marketers. Simply put, driving traffic to a website is really effective only if the client website is up-to-date, optimized, and easily navigable. Offering thorough circulation of a magazine is more helpful to businesses that have well-designed, intelligent ads. And attracting thousands of brides to wedding shows does the most good for companies that have planned for the show, create a glorious
presence at the show, interact well with prospects, and follow up after the show.
The Today’s Bride staff performed the following functions:
The things they did NOT do, were:
The results become quite clear. Some 70+ attendees absorbed a myriad of information, at a modest expense, in a compressed time frame. Different people learned different things, depending on their own knowledge base.
They never felt as though they were being sold to… because they weren’t.
This mindset should apply to all wedding businesses in working with clients and referral source. The process of educating a client, directly or indirectly, about your area of service, will always make them a better client and improve the relationship.
What are you doing, one-to-one, or for a group, to enlighten, inform, educate or motivate your audience?
If you’re not consciously doing that, periodically, maybe it’s time you should.
Today’s Bride is proud to announce its 20th anniversary in supplying up-and-coming brides in Northeast Ohio with the latest and most efficient wedding planning resources. Founded in 1989 by Jim and Denise Frericks, Today’s Bride has grown from a regionalized bridal publication to a leading full service, multi-dimensional bridal resource and marketing provider which
includes 4 semi-annual bridal fashion trade shows, online state-of-the-art wedding planning tools, and bi-annual publications in both the Greater Cleveland and Akron/Canton areas.
Over the past twenty years, Today’s Bride has partnered with hundreds of vendors such as photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, disc jockeys, musicians, dance studios, ceremony sites, and bridal gown shops to provide thousands of brides in Northeast Ohio with the resources to plan the perfect wedding. Today’s Bride extends its gratitude to all of the businesses who have been with Today’s Bride Magazine since its conception twenty years ago: American Commodore Tuxedo, Studio South Photography, Sheraton
Suites, Reeves Cake Shop, Nelson’s Photography, Rosewood Carriage Service, Rustic Hills Country Club, American Federation of Musicians, Miller’s Party Rental Center, Jerry Clay Photography, Country Lakes Party Center, St. Michael’s Woodside, Tuxedo Junction, and Cirino Photography.
More recently, Today’s Bride has also created regional and national working partnerships with Newsnet5.com and WeddingWire.com to enhance their online (www.TodaysBride.com) wedding tools. These upgraded planning tools enable every up-and-coming bride to create budgets, guest lists, seating arrangements, and timelines, manage desired vendors and publish personal wedding websites all in one central website.
“As we celebrate our twentieth anniversary, I cannot help but reflect upon and thank the hundreds of businesses and tens of thousands of brides-to-be who have made us the #1 wedding guide over these past many years,” says Jim Frericks, CEO and chief editor of Today’s Bride. While Today’s Bride begins courting another generation of marrying couples, Jim notes that “our success depends on the success of the many fine companies that advertise with Today’s Bride Magazine & Bridal Shows, and we’ll continue
to be the region’s innovative leader in the ever-changing wedding industry.”
This summer, while hundreds of couples are reciting their marriage vows, Today’s Bride is already looking ahead toward the 2010 and beyond wedding seasons busily preparing for its annual October and January bridal show extravaganzas and new, updated editions of the magazine. After twenty years, it’s easy to see that Today’s Bride will continue to be the leading resource in the bridal market for years to come.
Press Release - Todaysbride.com and NewsNet5.com Announce New Wedding Website Partnership
Ohio’s premier bridal planning website, Todaysbride.com has joined NewsNet5.com
as the exclusive Wedding website for Northeast Ohio Brides.
Fairlawn, OH,March 5, 2008—TodaysBride.com, Northeast Ohio’s strongest wedding website, and www.NewsNet5.com, the official website for Cleveland/Akron’s WEWS NewsChannel 5 television station, announced today they have joined together to provide wedding assistance to hundreds of Northeast Ohio brides-to-be. TodaysBride.com will serve as NewsNet5.com’s official WEDDING website portal. This partnership spearheads an initiative to provide brides-to-be with the most reliable and comprehensive online wedding resources
right at her fingertips. TodaysBride.com website is host to how-to articles on every wedding topic, planning timelines, access to hundreds of local wedding business resources, features of Real Weddings submitted by real Northeast Ohio brides, idea photo galleries (wedding cakes, flowers, bridal gowns, & more), monthly e-newsletters, up-to-the-minute Today’s Bride Bridal Show Schedule, downloadable wedding planner, and the latest decorating & fashion ideas to help plan the wedding of their dreams.
Today's couplesspend a tremendous amount of time and energy searching the internet to create their perfect day. The combination of planning their wedding along with keeping up on the latest news presents a highly attractive opportunity for both Todaysbride.com and NewsNet5.com. Brides who rely on Today’s Bride’s content for wedding- related inspiration and ideas will be able to plan, and manage every step of the process. Todaysbride.com and NewsNet5.com have created a seamless experience for engaged couples
and a great platform for marketers that will significantly strengthen both positions on the internet.
Northeast Ohio hasalways counted on NewsNet5.com for breaking news in the Greater Cleveland & Akron areas to help them plan their day. Now engaged couples and their families can count on NewsNet5.com to provide them with all the tools to plan their wedding,” said Jim Frericks, editor and CEO of Today’s Bride Magazine & Shows. "We look forward to this wedding/news relationship. Weddings are big news and it’s exciting that we are linking the best of both websites."
ABOUT TODAYSBRIDE.COM Founded in 1989 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. Its goal was to provide engaged couples with comprehensive vendor search and easy-to-use online planning and community tools. Today, www.todaysbride.com averages over 11,000 unique visitors and just over 40,000 page views per month. For a Northeast Ohiobridal/wedding niche market, these numbers are huge
and attribute to the overall success of the magazine and bridal shows. By joining with NewsNet5.com the ability to reach thousands of Northeast Ohio brides will not only ensure the success of Todaysbride.com and NewsNet5.com but increase the exposure of over 300 of Today’s Bride Magazine’s online advertisers.
Today's Bride isproud to celebrate 19 years in the wedding industry and is widely considered the "bridal authority" in the Northeast Ohio area.
Contact: Colleen Ahern, 330-670-9545 ext 12 or email@example.com
Story featured in the West Side Leader March 13, 2008 - click here to view online