Getting your wedding photos posted on The Bridestory Blog is a great way to share your happiness and the fruits of your hard work. If you've often admired beautiful real wedding and pre-wedding photos featured on this blog yourself, we're sure you understand just how helpful they can be for any bride-to-be planning a wedding.
Having your wedding photos featured will also do wonders for the people who did their best to make your wedding come true, your wedding vendors! Your wedding submission can showcase the work of your talented vendors to couples from all over the globe who visit The Bridestory Blog every single day. We can't think of a better way to show your appreciation to your vendors while also showing future brides that they, too, can make their dream wedding possible.
What kind of submissions can get published on The Bridestory Blog?
Real weddings. We accept all kinds of weddings, including ballroom receptions, destination weddings, intimate celebrations at home, even elopements! We also love seeing other wedding-related events and cultural processions.
Pre-wedding/engagement sessions. From pre-wedding photo shoots in faraway countries in glamorous dresses to casual strolls around the city, the kinds of engagement sessions we love come in many different styles.
Below are some elements we're always keen on when accepting wedding submissions.
Something old, something new Is your wedding the classic, charming one with twinkling lights, flowers, a romantic ball-gown, and a grand ballroom? Or is it the modern type with clean, simple, and streamlined designs? We love to have a harmonious balance so whichever yours may be, do send it our way and tell us all about it.
Cultural weddings We're always more than excited when a wedding infused with culture comes our way. We're eager to learn about all the different cultural processions, traditional attire, and wedding rituals, especially the ones we've never seen before. So if your wedding is deeply rooted in tradition, don't ever hesitate to send it here.
Out-of-the-ordinary details Think your wedding has something other weddings don't have? Or something that makes it so interesting and personal? Well, then we'd like to see it! Whether it's an unconventional dress, handmade wedding favors, or a daring color palette, nuptials that offer something new and inspiring will easily capture our hearts. Take this wedding. The couple made sure that their guests had a fun time by providing yard games; one of them being this jumbo-sized Jenga!
How do I increase my chance of being featured?
Tip #1: Add some personality and style To us, a feature-worthy wedding should reflect the two of you as a couple, and not just be a bunch of clichéd or trending elements all jumbled into one. Remember, details matter. Include elements that make your wedding look like a personal celebration instead of a template.
Tip #2: Follow our submission guidelines We've made our blog submission process super simple and easy! Once you've clicked our "Feature Your Wedding" banner on the right-side column of this page, you'll be asked to fill in some details about your wedding and upload your wedding photos.
Tip #3: Wow us with your love story Tell us about the love story that brought the two of you together. Every couple is unique and each of them must have their own history. You can tell us about the life-changing proposal, the memorable first date, or the silly quirks you both have. A wedding submission that comes with a story becomes so much more attractive and engaging, so be sure to drop a few sweet words along with your wedding pictures.
Tip #4: Select good pictures We can't stress enough about how important this point is for your wedding submission. Your wedding photos should be clean, focused, and come from your professional wedding photographer. Every photo should be at least 800 pixels wide, and we happily accept high-resolutions images.
One crucial thing is to always handpick your images. Choose images that can tell us a story about how your wedding day went, from beginning to end. Every real wedding should be relatable for our readers, so make sure to include plenty of details shots of your dress, decorations, invitations, and other beautiful wedding elements you've lovingly prepared.
Take a look at the wedding photo list below to make sure you don't forget anything when you submit your wedding.
Prepping for the day is always exciting, so make you have pictures of the bride getting her makeup done and the groom being polished in waiting.
Nervous faces while you're walking down the aisle, exchanging vows, and finally exiting as official husband and wife.
The proud parents, teary-eyed guests, shy ring-bearers, and laughing groomsmen and bridesmaids. Also, capture the musicians and the host in action!
Dress and attire
The stunning bride in her sophisticated wedding gown and the groom all dressed up. Don't overlook the bridesmaids' dresses and groomsmen's suits.
It's all about flowers! On the ceiling, down the aisle, on the tables, and even behind the chairs. Also, don't leave out the boutonnières, the corsages, and, of course, the bride's bouquet.
If it's indoors, include an image of the intimate lighting. If it's outdoors, don't forget the beautiful backdrop. Zoom out to shoot the beautiful scenery (don't miss that breathtaking cliff edge, or even the cows and horses at the farm!), zoom in on the dangling chandeliers.
Savors and sweets
The wedding cake, dessert table, canapés, individual plating, and perhaps that juicy piece of steak.
Invitation and rings
Flat-lay or not, get a close up shots of the rings and invitation card. Their designers would thank you!
Tip #5: Credit your vendors properly Always, always credit all wedding vendors who took part in your wedding. When you submit your wedding to The Bridestory Blog, you'll be able to credit all your wedding vendors and tag the ones who are on Bridestory. This way, our readers can easily contact your vendors for their very own nuptials.
That's it, you're now ready to submit your real wedding to The Bridestory Blog! As we receive plenty of wedding submissions every day, we need a maximum of one week to approve or reject your submission and then around one or two months to publish it. Good luck!