We’re always on the lookout for new posts whether it’s from a photographer showcasing a recent wedding, you’ve got some advice for nearly weds, or you’ve got something else you think would be a good fit for the Let’s Bee Together wedding blog.
If you've got one-off photos that you’d like to share with us then you can always hashtag your photos with #letsbeetogether on Instagram, and we might repost your image and give you credit (of course)!
But let's talk about more official wedding blog submissions…
know that invitations set expectations
Their wedding day celebrations start with invitations, giving their guests a little insight to their day. Gorgeously thick card stock with handwritten calligraphy on the invite, the menu, the place settings, everything to match!
look for great quality over great price
They're only getting married once and they're going to do it perfectly! They've likely pinned a million ideas and bought loads of bridal magazines and they know exactly what they want their day to look like!
are lovers of light, high quality photography
Our readers are people who know that photography truly is an investment. They will look back at their wedding photographs for years to come. They'll likely get a beautiful album printed and show it to their grandchildren when they grow older.
care about beautiful little details
The details that make a day just that pinch more personal are things that make our readers hearts flutter. A monogrammed vintage style ring box, a garter made from part of their grandmothers wedding dress - small details which mean a lot!
appreciate that their wedding day is a once in a lifetime event
With a day so special, nothing is too elaborate, no details should be overlooked, and their day will be perfect for them. This could be a huge wedding with everybody they know, or a small romantic getaway in somewhere beautiful.
We love receiving work from bloggers, writers, journalists, and various wedding professionals. If you’re interested in becoming a regular contributor and have some great wedding ideas for the blog then we would love to hear from you. Get in touch by email with the subject line “guest blog post submission”. In the email simply tell us what your line of posts would be about (maybe it’s D.I.Y, how to arrange your own flowers, calligraphy tips… whatever you love doing and think would be a good fit for Let’s Bee Together) and send us a few examples of your work. We'll have a nosey and let you know if we think you’ll be a good match for the blog and if so then woohoo.
A few notes to keep in mind:
- We accept articles of varying lengths from 250-1500 words
- Content must be original
- All photos which are submitted must include relevant photo credit and authorisation of use
- References must include appropriate cites
Little gems of advice for nearly-weds are welcome on the Let’s Bee Together blog (we usually put them on social media as well). These pieces of advice are much smaller than a full blown article (around 70 words or less) and should be a tip to help future couples with planning their wedding or wedding related event.
You can include a headshot or a relevant photograph with your advice submission, as well as your business name, and contact information.
Do you accept submissions through Two Bright Lights?
We do indeed! It's actually our preferred way of accepting submissions so if you're on there then send your submissions our way!
What type of photography shoots do you accept for features?
We accept most photography sessions related to weddings...
Real weddings, styled shoots, proposals, engagements, vow renewals, bachelorette parties, wedding DIY, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, honeymoons, and trash the dress shoots.
We do not accept boudoir sessions or portrait sessions.
How many photographs should I send?
For a wedding we like to see around 100-150 images. We hand pick the photographs that we feel are the best fit for our site, so it’s not likely that we’ll publish every single one of them.
For any other wedding related photography we like to see around 50-80 images.
What kind of images should I send?
We love colourful photographs with lots of natural light. We won’t use any images which are lower than 800px width at 72dpi. Our aim is to showcase events in high quality. Images must contain no visible watermark, or borders.
Lots of detail shots are always great to see so that we can get an overall feel for the day and give our readers a bit of inspiration. We favour photographs of details over portrait images - although of course we need to see both!
Are there specific images I should include with a wedding submission?
Images from the beginning until the end of the day, getting ready shots, details glore, full length shots of the wedding dress and the grooms attire, wedding cake(s), food and any refreshments, all the decoration details and any DIY items, the wedding venue inside and out, romantic portraits of the happy couple, if there was a first look we absolutely love those, shots of the brides(s) and/or groom(s) with the wedding party.
We don't really want to see lots of formal posed group shots, over-edited photos, art/vintage effects and over/under exposed images. Black and white images, or photos taken by guests
How can I make sure that my feature is successful?
We recommend letting all participating vendors know that you’re being featured so that they too can promote the blog post through their social media platforms or pop a badge on their website. The more people who know about it, the more shares it is likely to get, and the more eyes will see your work!
Is there a 'featured on' badge which I can display on my website?
Yes there is! We love to credit every supplier that gets featured on Let’s Bee Together so we’ve designed our very own badge for you to put on your website or blog! If you’ve been featured on our blog and you’ve not yet popped a badge on your site then you can email us and ask for one of these so your visitors can see your fantastic work!
If Let’s Bee Together publishes your blog then we expect you to share it across your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) within two days of the post going live.
Any social media posts should include a reference to LetsBeeTogether.com appropriate for that platform with a link back to the blog post.
We expect you to post a link to your article on your blog or website (if you have one) within 72 hours of it being published on Let’s Bee Together.
If you have an email subscribe list, we highly encourage you to promote your article in your next e-newsletter or email.