(Closed) How to submit your wedding to a website or bridal magazine…

posted 8 years ago in African-American
Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

@crebre80: Im not sure. I know that I have seen a couple of weddings from Offbeat Bride elsewhere on the interwebz. (Actually, Ariel features a decent amount of “couples of color”. They just featured a GORGEOUS Jamaican wedding not too long ago.)

Style Me Pretty does have an exclusivity thing, neither OB or S&I say on their websites and RNR Bride asks you to inform her if you’ve submitted it elsewhere…. so she probably does too.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not sure about the others but I know that Southern Weddings has exclusivity.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I work for a regional weddings magazine in Annapolis. To be considered, either you or your photographer just email the managing editor. I’m sure this is true for a lot of smaller regional weddings mags.

We do exclusivity and only feature weddings that took place at venues that advertise with us. Don’t know how common that is.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think for Offbeat your wedding has to be well…offbeat. Usually it’s brides with tattoos or short dresses, ect.

From the website:

If Offbeat Bride’s ethos had to be boiled down, it would be this:

  • We aim to provide positive encouragement to couples who are trying to retain their identities through the drama and pressure of wedding planning.
  • We believe that no two weddings need to look the same, because no two couples are alike.
  • We believe that your wedding isn’t a contest — there’s nothing to prove except for that you love your partner.
  • We love really awesome photography.
  • We want to prove that online wedding planning communities don’t have to be snarky, bitchy places where women decree each other tacky.
  • We support couples all along the nontraditional spectrum — from beautiful hardcore freaks & geeks all the way to what we affectionately call “Offbeat Lite.” Your wedding should be a reflection of YOU, not other people’s expectations or tastes — that includes us!

What do you mean by offbeat?
The dictionary defines offbeat as “not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern.” To me, offbeat isn’t about rebelling or showing the world how weird you are. Rather, it’s about questioning all the wedding visions you’ve been fed and to striving to create an event that’s an authentic reflection of you and your partner. Offbeat Bride isn’t a judgment against traditional weddings — I’ve gone to traditional weddings that were beautiful expressions of the couple’s backgrounds and beliefs. I aim to support brides all along the spectrum of tradition.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Miss Tattoo: Im not even going to address the gross over-generalization you made in your post. Crebre asked if any of us knew about any submission guidelines for any blogs or magazines, so I posted the ones that I read regularly when I was engaged. She asked, I answered. End of story. I will not get into an argument/debate with you over the merits of the sites I posted because that is for everyone to decide individually. I think that people can infer from the name of the site that it features “offbeat” weddings.

/threadjack

Sorry Crebre!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@zippylef: O_O I’m not sure why you think I’m trying to debate. I was just posting what offbeat considers for submissions. Like Southern Brides wants your wedding Southern. Intimate weddings require your wedding to be 75 people or less. I was just posting what offbeat bride looks for when you submit to their website.

What is debatable about that? O_O

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