PLEASE NOTE: WE PRINT ONCE A YEAR IN DECEMBER. PRINT SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 18, 2020. BLOG SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED YEAR-ROUND.
We receive many submissions weekly, so be sure to read this page for suggestions and tips on how to increase the likelihood of being featured. Those that meet the criteria below, rise to the top of the review process.
We're often asked by 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.
RENTAL COMPANY CONSIDERATION
One of the primary benefits of providing product, delivery and pick-up, is the ability to use the images in their portfolios. When multiple rental companies that offer like-products are used in the same shoot, it eliminates their ability to do so. Please be considerate.
Blog submissions are accepted year-round!
While we'd love to print all the gorgeous submissions we receive, it's simply not possible. Please be very selective in what you submit for print consideration. We're looking to show brides fresh ideas and trends, not repeats of what we've already ran in print.
PRIOR BLOG USE
As a rule, we prefer to feature styled shoots 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 styled shoot has been featured on another blog, it may still be eligible for print. Be sure to list the blogs/sites the shoot has been posted on under the 'Submission Status' section of the submission form. 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 styled shoot 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.
Click here to complete the online styled shoot submission form.
Please complete the online form for each submission. Only one styled shoot per online form.
COPIES OF THE MAGAZINE
We'll ship the submitter a box of magazines to share with local brides and any contributing vendors located outside the San Francisco Bay Area.