Whether you’re a photographer, a wedding planner, or a couple, we’re so thrilled (and honored!) that you’re interested in sharing your special event with Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Here’s all the details you need to know about publishing with us:
What We’re Looking For
Anything and everything! There’s a million and one ways to get married in Washington, and we aim to show each and every one of them off. There’s no specific “style” of wedding we’re looking for, and weddings that took place in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia through Charlottesville, and close-by parts of West Virginia are all eligible for publishing. We also accept styled shoots, bridal showers, engagement sessions, proposals, vow renewals, rehearsal dinners, and other wedding-related events.
How to Submit
We accept submissions via Two Bright Lights, and you also can submit your wedding or event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit one wedding per email, and each submission should include the couple’s names, location and date, vendors, a short paragraph or two describing the day, and a link to a gallery where high-resolution images may be downloaded. Please do not include images directly in the email. If the wedding has been featured on another blog or in another magazine, please include that information as well.
When submitting photos, please include 75 – 150 photos. Photos should be in color, and there should be a mixture of details and people, candid and posed portraits, and horizontal and vertical images.
Submitting for the Print Magazine
Washingtonian Bride & Groom publishes a print edition two times a year: once in June and once in December. We accept submissions for the print magazine on Two Bright Lights and via email@example.com. We accept submissions for the print magazine on a rolling basis, but the best times to submit are March and September, when we are particularly focused on rounding out the real wedding section for the upcoming issue.
Print features are exclusive to Washingtonian Bride & Groom—the wedding cannot have run with any other media outlet in order to run in the print magazine.
Submission does not guarantee publication in the magazine or online, and publication will be determined by editorial discretion. An editor will be in touch if your photos are chosen for publication, and by agreeing to have the photos or work published, you and the agreeing couple featured grant Washingtonian (and thereby Washingtonian Bride & Groom) permission to use the photos on our network of pages and publications, including but not limited to Washingtonian, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, washingtonian.com, Washingtonian and Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Facebook Page, Washingtonian and Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Instagram Page, Washingtonian and Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Pinterest Page, and Washingtonian & Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Twitter page. We do not unpublish these features, even in the event of a marriage dissolution.
Additional questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.