Offbeat Bride Vendors: Vendor Directory Listing FAQ

My offbeat vendor listing paid for itself, and I'm building my business with creative clients. The affordable ads with Offbeat Bride have gotten me such fun referrals, I wouldn't go anywhere else.” –De Nueva Photography

Businesses often have questions about how things work with our vendor directory. Below are answers to the most comment questions we receive.

We encourage you to take the time to read this page carefully before purchasing a listing — as per our Advertiser Agreement, it's your responsibility to understand what you're purchasing before you make your payment.

Where do vendor listings appear?

Listings appear in our browsable, searchable curated directory at offbeatbride.com/wedding-vendors. The directly is linked heavily across our website:

  • The guide is linked at the top of every single page across Offbeat Bride
  • Listings are featured in a module on the home page
  • Listings appear after every blog post across the site

Within the guide, your listing appears in the location and category you request.

How much do listings cost?

$460 for the first year, $250 for each year after that. Payments are processed via PayPal.

What's the process for new vendor listings, and how long does it take?

Update Fall 2021: We just relaunched our vendor guide and our process changed significantly!

  1. You submit your business for consideration at offbeatbride.com/buy/listing.
  2. We review your submission, and approve it we think you're a good fit to get an ROI from our readership.
    (Usually this only takes about a day)
  3. You'll receive an approval and invoice with a PayPal payment link.
  4. After your payment is received, we email you with a link to create your vendor login on offbeatbride.com
  5. Once you've created your login, you can produce your vendor listing on our site.
    (We use WordPress, and you don't need to know any code or fancy technical stuff to upload your pictures, enter your text, and add your links. If you have any hassles, we have a customer support unicorn on staff to help you — or for an additional $100, we can create your listing for you!)
  6. Your listing is live on our site for 365 days after you create it!

How long do vendor listings stay up?

365 days from the date of creating your account — not the date of purchase. This means that if it takes you a month after purchase to create your account and produce your listing, you still get the full 365 days you purchased.

Can I update my listing over the year?

Yes! You can update your text, add new photos, change your links, add new promotions, or whatever other changes you want, as often as you want during the year.

Who writes vendor listing copy?

You do! Think of it as like a personal ad — we give you space to tell brides all about your business, how you cater to nontraditional couples, share examples of your work, and more. There's no limit on how many words you can write, or how much you can share.

What regions do you serve?

We have location pages for United States, Canada, United Kingdom & Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. For vendors in other areas, we have a Destination wedding location page. For internet retailers, we have an ONLINE location.

Where are Offbeat Bride's readers located?

Current traffic breakdown, as of November 2021:

Top Countries:

  • USA: 67% of site visitors
  • UK: 8%
  • Canada: 5%
  • AUS/NZ: 5%
  • ROW: 15%

Top US States

  • CA: 13% of US site visitors
  • TX: 7%
  • NY: 7%
  • FL: 5%
  • IL, PA, VA: 4% each
  • NC, OH, GA, WA, MA: MI, NJ: 3% each

Top 10 Cities

  • LA
  • NYC
  • London
  • Chicago
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Portland
  • Dallas
  • Washington DC
  • Seattle

I run an online business — what location should I choose?

We have a “location” called Online Vendors, designed exclusively for internet-based businesses that ship worldwide. Online Vendor listings will show in any location category without regional vendors.

In what order are listings displayed?

Listings are displayed in random order. On each page load, your listing is as likely to show up in the first slot as the last.

Wait, where do Online Vendors appear?

Listings with the Online Vendor location appear in several places. Let's say you're an Online Vendor selling jewelry. Your listing would appear in the following places:

  • In the Jewelry category listing, with all other Jewelry vendors, both online and regional.
  • In rotation on regional pages where there are no local listings, for example South Dakota. On these pages, 10 random Online Vendors displayed in rotation.
  • On the Online Vendors “location” page, linked prominently from the navigation and main vendors page, and our second most popular location page!

…This is all to say that Online Vendors get a lot of visibility in our directory!

Can I be listed in more than one location or category?

Yep! Additional locations OR categories can be added for $50 each. This is especially useful for, say, coordinators in New England who want to be listed in multiple states across the region, or photographers who also do videography and want to be listed in both Photography and Filmmaking. Contact us to get the process started.

Will I get a badge or button that I can put on my site?

Yep! We'll email you a link to an “Offbeat Bride featured vendor” badge that you can use on your website.

Do listings use a follow link?

No. We respect Google's stance on paid links and note all sponsored links as rel=sponsored, as per Google's most recent best practices. This ensures that neither our site nor your site is penalized for any perceived SEO rule-breaking. Trust us: you want to make sure Google knows we're being cool about our links. Here's more information from Google about how to avoid perceived linking schemes.

Renewal information

If I renew my listing, can I update the text and photos?

Yes! You can update your listing at any time during the year.

How much do renewals cost?

$250.

Payments & Policies

Can I make payments monthly?

No. Payment is due up-front for your one year of listing on Offbeat Bride. That said, if you qualify, you can use PayPal's Bill Me Later program.

How do I pay?

We prefer PayPal (which means we accept credit cards and international payments), however if you'd like to send a check, that can be arranged. It will cause a delay in your listing going live while we wait for the check to arrive and clear, but we can do it!

My listing isn't converting to as many sales as I want. Can I get a refund?

Our listings are sold by the duration of publication. We do not guarantee delivery of views or clicks. We'll ensure your listing is published in the category and location of your choice, and that it includes all text and photos submitted, but we are not responsible for how it performs.

Still have questions?


We're always here to talk over your questions! Email us.

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