Vendor Real Wedding Story Submissions
Thank you for your interest in submitting your bride’s wedding to Southern Bride, and a Happy New Year!
What a relief to bid farewell to 2020— a year that no one ever expected! Just as each of you has struggled with the trials last year presented, we at Southern Bride have had to adjust and change to meet our own challenges. We are honored to have had the opportunity to share the joy of over thirty years’ worth of weddings and to have spotlighted countless industry professionals, businesses, and vendors who work tirelessly to create that joy for each couple.
To continue our support of brides, their families, and the bridal service industry and to ensure our lasting presence as a print publication in the wedding industry, as of February 1, 2021, we will be implementing a new pricing and selection process for print and online Real Wedding and Just Married features.
Southern Bride will continue to strive to be your expert source of celebration and inspiration. We hope that by sharing beautiful weddings, we can honor the love displayed on each big day, inspire couples who are beginning to plan their own, and showcase professionals who grace the wedding industry with their creativity and innovation. And, it brings us great pleasure to provide a tangible resource for brides to have in their own hands, from engagement through planning their big day and beyond.
Allow us to join the ranks of these talented individuals and to do what we do best: painting a picture of your wedding experience that’s as vivid as your wedding and the photos you submit, curating a lasting memory and keepsake you will cherish and share forever.
Please note, from the hundreds of submissions we receive – we will select approximately 25-30 weddings for the 2021 summer/fall issue.
NON-REFUNDABLE SUBMISSION FEE: $35
(A credit will be applied to your final price if selected for publication)
Real Wedding Features:
INCLUDES: All Real Wedding features include a story on the Proposal / Planning / Big Day / Honeymoon. The wedding will also appear as a complementary blog post with social media announcements
5 pages: $1500 / 400-word count (18-25 images – depending on layout)
3 pages: $950 / 400-word count (14-18 images – depending on layout)
Just Married Features:
INCLUDES: All Just Married features include a brief description of the Proposal and the Big Day
2 pages: $650 / 200-word count (6-12 images – depending on layout)
1 page: $350 / 200-word count (1-6 images – depending on layout)
*All submissions are subject to approval and if selected, you will be notified by March 30th for the summer/fall issue and Sept 30 for the winter/spring issue.
PHOTOGRAPHERS/EVENT PLANNERS: Please contact us for special pricing. Two purchase limit per issue for print.
Real Wedding: $175 / 400-word count includes a story on the Proposal / Planning / Big Day / Honeymoon (14-20 images / Video**)
Just Married: $125 / 400-word count includes a brief description of the proposal and the big day (8-10 images / Video**)
**Video is an embeddable link of a video hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or other video hosting platform that can provide an embeddable video.
- Both Real Weddings and Just Married online digital features include complimentary social media promotion
- All submissions are subject to approval and will be notified within 3 days of submission
- MAKE NOTE: All wedding vendors lists that are provided to Southern Bride will be included at the end of each wedding, however, only those vendors that purchase a Real Wedding or Just Married (whether it’s one vendor or a group of vendors splitting the cost) will be linked with a “follow” link. All others will be linked with a “no follow” link.
Although most of our wedding features and content are located in and influenced by the south, we believe the Southern Bride experience transcends geography and welcome submissions beyond the southern region. Furthermore, we are committed to featuring cultural, racial, and sexual diversity in our submissions. We will take representation into account as we receive each submission and limit our selection in a specific region to 3-4 weddings per city in order to remain coherent with our vision while honoring our longstanding belief that“there is a Southern Bride in every girl.”
***This is NOT a PAY TO PLAY promotion. Southern Bride will continue to select the weddings (25% percent of the weddings submitted are selected). You are not automatically published because the wedding was submitted. Southern Bride reserves the right to final approval of all wedding submissions.