DIY Bride is delighted to receive submissions in the following categories:
We DO NOT accept unsolicited/guest post or article submissions. DIY Bride’s guest post policy aligns with Google’s Quality Guidelines for web masters. Due to the majority of guest post submissions we receive falling into “link schemes” territory, we no longer accept unsolicited guest posts on our site. Guest post inquiries are simply deleted.
We are looking to showcase as many diverse and on-trend projects this year as we possibly can. Projects for all budgets, skill-sets, and styles will be considered if they fit the following criteria:
Our Craft Tutorial categories include:
We are are excited to introduce beauty tutorials as part of our regularly featured content in 2014. DIY Bride welcomes tutorials for do-it-yourself hair and makeup features. We do not accept weight-loss, cosmeceuticals, or fitness as these are outside the focus of this site.
As with our craft tutorials, beauty tutorial submissions have guidelines our contributors must adhere to.
DIY Bride is all about do-it-yourself weddings and wedding-related events (showers, engagements, elopements). We’re interested in the crafts couples integrate into their wedding day and the stories behind them.
Our editorial style is inclusive, fun, and friendly with a focus on showing what “real” weddings really look like from start to finish. Because of that, we tend to use a lot of images in our Real Wedding features, usually more than 75 images per submission. While we love the prettiest of pretty weddings, we want our readers to see that a beautiful, meaningful DIY wedding can be defined in infinite ways and styles.
We love diversity and welcome any do-it-yourself wedding-related shoot for consideration.
In the body of an email as plain text :
Please attach: at least 50 pictures of your wedding (75 – 125 is ideal), as attachments to the email. (A zipped file is ok as are individual photos; pdf, word, or other formats are not.)
For Photographers and Other Vendors:
We are a Two Bright Lights editorial partner. This is our preferred method of professional submissions because it’s so easy for all involved however, we also accept direct submissions.
Special Note: Beginning in January 2014, if you submit a Real Wedding, in addition to a RW feature, your images will be re-used (WITH credit, of course) in our galleries
Wedding Video Submissions:
One of our biggest joys at DIY Bride is being able to share real weddings with you. Until now we’ve done it mostly in beautiful photographs with the rare wedding video accompaniment. Today we our opening our virtual doors to accept professionally-filmed wedding videos as a regular feature on the DIY Bride site.
We’re very excited to not only share more amazing real weddings but to be able to showcase the work of innovative and talented wedding filmmakers. Video tells a story like no other medium can and we feel it’s inclusion adds to a more visceral experience on our site while entertaining, educating, and inspiring our readers.
If you’re a wedding cinematographer/videographer, we’d love to consider your work for consideration:
1. Our priority is, of course, real weddings with DIY (do-it-yourself) elements.
2. Videos should be under 5 minutes long.
3. Videos should be hosted on an embeddable video platform such as Vimeo or Youtube, etc.).
4. Please, no 3rd party advertisements in the video roll.
In an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include:
Beginning in January 2014, DIY Bride is accepting single and multiple images to our new Galleries area. Galleries are curated (yeah, we’re tired of that word too) groups of editorial-style photos on a single topic. Attribution is given to the photographer of the photo. We’re currently seeking submissions in the following categories:
|Bride and Groom||Bridesmaids||Cakes||Centerpieces|
|Ceremony||Decor||Engagement Photos||Fashion Accessories|
|Favors||First Dance||Flower Girls||Flowers|
|Food and Drink||Getting Ready||Giving Away The Bride||Groom|
|Groomsmen||Guests||Invitations||Pets in the wedding|
|Precession||Reception||Seating Charts / Escort Card Stations||Scenery|
For vendors that would like a gallery to showcase their products or wares, we do have a limited number of sponsored gallery spots available. Please contact our sales team for details and rates.
One thing we’ve discovered from the last few readers surveys is that our audience is chock full of hardcore foodies. The Menu Inspiration Library is an area where we share sample reception menus to inspire the meal choices for our readers’ reception or other celebratory meals. We encourage you to use our menu suggestions to spark conversations with your caterers or to cook up something on your own.
We accept Menu Library Submissions on a continual basis from caterers, wedding professionals, couples … well, everyone, really. Attribution is given to the person who submits the menu with a complimentary link back to her/his site.
Menu Library Guidelines:
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