Real wedding submissions should be unique, fresh, modern and detail rich. We go silly-crazy over those details, so indulge us. We also love a good story. From getting ready to the last enchanted dance and everything in between, pour it on. Real Wedding are our vice of choice.
We receive many submissions weekly. Those that meet the criteria below, rise to the top of the review process. Those that don't, may not be reviewed. So please be sure to review the info provided below.
We're often asked by brides, designers and photographers what they need to do to increase their chance of being selected. Here are a few tips to help your submission rise to the top.
PRIOR BLOG USE
As a rule, we prefer to feature real weddings that haven't been posted elsewhere. However, since even the most popular wedding blogs have limited bay area viewing, we keep an open mind. If your real wedding has been featured on another blog, it may still be eligible for print. Be sure to list the blogs/sites the wedding has been posted on, under the 'Submission Status' section of the vendor questionnaire. Cristine will review and make the call on whether it's been over or under exposed in our local market.
PRIOR PRINT USE
If your real wedding was featured in another magazine with distribution in Northern California, it is not eligible for print consideration, but is still available for blog consideration.
For online features, we ask for 30 day exclusivity from the time the feature is published.
For print features, we ask for a minimum of 120 day exclusivity after the feature has been printed in Today's Bride SF.
We love videos! Please limit to 3-5 minute trailers. Any music used must be licensed.
* The completed questionnaire isn't technically needed until the wedding is picked-up for print or blog. However, we ask that you confirm the couple's approval to submit their wedding, before doing so.