Editor’s Note: News is just coming in that Get Married Magazine will be shutting down it’s doors, effective December 16. This obviously hits close to home for many, which is why I’m inclined to share it. Our hearts go out to those whose jobs are affected by this sudden news. ~Meghan
The national, integrated wedding planning resource announced today that it will be closing after more than five years in operation.
ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Get Married Media, which reaches bridal audiences online (www.GetMarried.com), in print (Get Married Magazine) and through social media, will end operations on December 16, 2011.
“Get Married has a passionate bridal audience and an outstanding team,” said Anita Brady, President of the privately held company, citing productivity and revenue gains over the last year. Despite these successes, however, the company has been challenged by the economic downturn, particularly in print media, as well as the small scale of its operations and capitalization relative to its competitors.
The decision came after a lengthy business and investor review. “I’m saddened by this outcome,” Ms. Brady adds. “But we’re grateful for the enthusiasm of our visitors and readers, and the loyalty of advertisers who have supported us over the years.” To that end, advertisers will continue to be served online through mid-December and in the current issue of Get Married Magazine (Winter 2011), on newsstands through January 16, 2012. The company will also support all of its current sweepstakes through completion, including “America’s Top Bride.”
Get Married Media is a national publisher that connects brides with local and national wedding vendors and experts through entertainment and news. Get Married Magazine has a distribution of 200,000 and is also published digitally. The online portal at www.GetMarried.com offers a wedding shop, videos, articles, image galleries and wedding planning tools.
SOURCE Get Married Media, Inc.