Photo by Sarah Katherine Davis
Catalyst Wedding Co. is the only online and print wedding publication with feminist values, featuring couples of all races, gender identities, cultures, religions, bodies, abilities, and sexual orientations.
Catalyst applies feminist values to the wedding industry in three ways: diversifying representation, challenging gendered roles, and standing for equal rights.
We seek to empower our community of readers and business owners to bring race, gender, sexuality, class, bodies, and more into the conversations taking place in the wedding world, a huge industry that maintains some very traditional ideas about power.
We offer companies and wedding professionals access to a niche audience of progressive couples and readers in more major cities across 46 states and more than 14 countries.
Our vendor directory is a growing resource for all couples to find equality-minded professionals who are dedicated to making their wedding experience special and reflective of their values. All vendors in our directory must be welcoming to LGBTQ+ couples, and we love to support women-, LGBTQ+, and minority-owned businesses.
Here are some companies we DON'T want advertising with us:
We DON'T feature companies that pay women an unequal wage compared to their male counterparts
We DON'T feature companies that have publicly donated to groups opposed to same-sex marriage
We DON'T feature companies that utilize underpaid or unpaid labor in the creation of their products
We DON'T feature companies whose owners have made degrading or sexist public comments about women
We DON'T feature companies whose owners have made racist, homophobic, or transphobic comments
We DON'T feature plantation venues or any companies that fetishize the slave south
We also strongly encourage all our vendors to go through training with the Gay Wedding Institute in order to learn how to best serve their LGBTQ+ clients.
This package is ideal for small businesses who want to gain visibility with our audience across all platforms and includes:
Standard sidebar ad on our blog (300px wide x 100px tall) OR upgrade to premium sidebar ad on our blog (300px wide x 400px tall) for additional $150
One premium sponsored blog post for each 6-month period
Listing in the Catalyst Community vendor directory
Access to our Online Vendor Community Facebook Group
One week-long Instagram takeover (including one sponsored post per day for 5 days)
$1350 FOR SIX MONTHS / $1900 FOR ONE YEAR
A LA CARTE OPTIONS
Join the Catalyst Community
You’ll receive a listing in our online vendor directory, including a robust vendor profile page that will help couples get to know you better and will allow you to showcase past features on Catalyst, client testimonials, and more. We’ll also create a basic sponsored post on our site and share across social media to introduce you and your services to our readers and followers. You will also receive permanent access to our Online Vendor Community Facebook Group, where we offer community support, educational opportunities, and weekly prompts and check-ins.
$850 FOR ONE YEAR
Choose to do a week-long takeover or you can disperse the 5 sponsored posts out over a period of time (up to 3 months). Perfect to showcase your variety of work, or to announce a series of campaigns.
$300 FOR FIVE POSTS
Basic Sponsored Post
Share your work with our readers through a sponsored blog post that will remain permanently on our site. Basic posts are created using a standard interview form and are meant to simply introduce you to our readers.
$250 PER POST
Premium Sponsored Post
Work with our editorial team as they work to craft a unique blog post that highlights your strengths and offerings to our readers. They will hop on the phone with you for a consultation session and will help you tap into what makes your business unique and will then produce a high quality post with strong SEO keywords. These posts see significantly more traffic than basic sponsored posts and also tend to lead to more bookings. One such post led to a booking within one hour of the post going live.
$400 PER POST
Standard Sidebar Ad
Gain visibility with a small standard sidebar ad, which will appear on every article page and on our home page. Sidebar ads link directly to your site and are 300px wide x 100px tall.
$350 FOR SIX MONTHS / $600 FOR ONE YEAR
Premium Sidebar Ad
Our premium sidebar ads, which will appear on every article page and on our home page, gain more focus from our readers. On average, premium ads perform better than our standard sidebar ads, and lead to more bookings. Ads link directly to your site and are 300px wide x 400px tall.
$500 FOR SIX MONTHS / $900 FOR ONE YEAR