Post # 1
(hope i’m posting this in the right section)…I have a bit of a stupid dilemma and I need some advice. Our photographer contacted us last week to let us know that we had some blog/print interest for our recap since they posted on their photography website several days ago. I’m having a hard time making a final decision, so what would you do?
a. give permission to post on very well known wedding blog, but it is in their “Georgia” section, not on their main page. if we go with them, they have 100% exclusivity and we can no longer post anywhere else.
b. give permission to post on a much less well-known blog, but on their front page and they only have blog exclusivity, not print exclusivity.
c. give permission for a local/regional wedding magazine that has supermarket/B&N circulation. they have 100% exclusivity.
My mom says the magazine will just get thrown out and mu friends are saying go for the very well known blog, but is not being featured on the main page kind of not worth it? Like everyone only looks at the main page of wedding blogs, right?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@atlbride2013: I would say C because I would love to be able to keep a copy of the magazine that my awesome wedding was in forever and ever! 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I think showing up in print is really, really cool!
Post # 5
I’d buy a zillion copies of the magazine, that would be very cool. C!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@atlbride2013: can you say which? That might help. I’m guessing SMP for the first… I definitely looked through the regional sections on there when planning. I’d do that or the magazine – a regional magazine is still pretty sweet and it’d be fun to keep the hard copy.
Post # 7
@atlbride2013: People will toss the magazine eventually… but they’ll look at the website for like 20 seconds anyway. I say magazine because you can keep it forever.
Post # 9
Thank you all for your opinions, much appreciated!
Post # 12
because I don’t want anyone but me/ my photographer to have “100 percent exclusivity”
Post # 13
I vote magazine! And I’d buy a million copies.
Post # 14
@vmec: oh, by that they mean we just can’t submit it to other wedding blogs, not that they own the images or anything 🙂
Post # 15
I voted for option A, if the blog in question is the one I think it is. Just because when it comes to getting your wedding reblogged, it’s kind of the gold standard, isn’t it? And it will be around indefinitely, whereas a print magazine only as limited circulation.
Also – re the fact that it won’t be on the main page – I use that particular blog a lot in my planning, and I actually rarely access it from the main page. I usually stumble upon weddings through keyword searchs (“Jenny Packham”, “Name of your photographer”, “Bali wedding” etc) so you would still get plenty of traffic and recognition (moreso than the other too options, I think).
I am pretty surprised though that they won’t even let you publish in a different medium though. Exclusivity online is one thing, but given they don’t have any print affiliations, I find it a bit restrictive that you can’t have print coverage elsewhere.
Post # 16
I know I found that exclusivity weird too, but this is what the confirmation email said “We do not publish content that has already been published on other blogs or magazines”. But you’re right, it is the gold standard for wedding blogging. haha. Thanks for your input, I always appreciate it 🙂