We’re always on the lookout for new posts whether it’s from a photographer showcasing a recent wedding, an industry supplier providing assistance to nearlyweds, or newlyweds with advice for people planning their own weddings. We're always on the look out for weddings that will inspire our readers and fit in with our light and airy aesthetic.
Let's Bee Together is an exclusive blog, which means that we generally only consider previously unpublished weddings and shoots that are not being considered elsewhere. We will however accept features previously published in print.
By submitting to Let's Bee Together you are agreeing to not submit the same images to appear on any other digital platform other than your own website/blog (or that of the other suppliers involved) within one month of its publication on Let's Bee Together.
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
What do I need to include with my submission?
For wedding related content, a submission includes 100-150 professional-quality images, the couples story i.e. how they met, the proposal story. We also require major vendors and venue credits. Every piece of the submission is important and our readers want to know the season, the style you were going for, and the inspiration behind each choice.You get extra brownie points if your couple also includes any advice for others in the process of planning their wedding.
What's the review process like & response time?
We first look at the quality of the imges. If the photography is not quite up to our standards, the submission will, most likely not be selected. If the photography is amazing then we'll look at the style of the submission and ensure it fits in with our aesthetic before checking that there's a full story for the event from the details to the portraits and the beautiful moments in between. We'll then accept a submission and once we have a date for publication we'll let you know.
Our editors always try really hard to stay on top of submissions but we will be honest, sometimes you'll hear back within the week. Other times, it could take up to 4 weeks.
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 grab one of these so your visitors can see your fantastic work!
To be considered for publication we require 100-150 photographs for real wedding blog or styled shoot submissions and around 50 photographs for smaller blog submissions such as proposals, boudoir etc. Images should not have watermarks or borders.
We love colour images as they look best on our blog. Detail shots are always important but they should be included as a healthy balance with the rest of the wedding story. We do keep in mind that details aren't the be and end all – we will consider featuring weddings where detail was very low on the agenda.