How to submit weddings and other stories to Offbeat Bride Hooray! We're so excited that you're thinking of sharing your story with Offbeat Bride. Although we can't feature every submission we receive, we feel honored that you want to share your wedding with us. We have several types of reader-submitted content we feature, with the ways to submit outlined below. If you've got quick snapshots you want to share with us, you can always hashtag your photos #offbeatbride on Instagram, and we might regram your cuteness! But let's talk about more official wedding blog submissions… Submit a wedding We accept submissions for our Real Offbeat Weddings from both couples and vendors, and aim to portray a full range of wedding diversity, from the wildly offbeat to the more traditional (but with an offbeat twist). We're not just about crazy theme weddings — we adore small weddings, simple weddings, elopements, and more. Don't waste your time wondering if the wedding is "offbeat enough," whatever that means… if you're reading this page, IT IS! 🙂 Real wedding submissions from couples: Readers always prefer hearing getting the full wedding story directly from newlyweds the themselves. Just fill out our form with a few details, and share a link to your pictures: Wedding submission form Vendor wedding submission options: Although our readers prefer the couple sharing their story directly, if you want to submit a wedding for a client, you can do that too. It means the post won't be first-person or quite as personal, but if they're ok with that, we are too: Vendor submissions Submit a guestpost or advice question There's no need to email us with a pitch — just submit your guestpost! We love sharing a variety of perspectives on Offbeat Bride via our guestposts about stuff like… Topics relevant to communities and concerns not typically served by mainstream wedding media, such as issues related to LGBT, people of color, disabilies, brides over 40, etc. Proposal stories and engagement photos Quick and easy strokes of genius for our "steal this idea" posts. Amazing DIY tutorials full of photos. Engagement sessions Styled shoots Tip about tone: Unless you've read Offbeat Bride for a while, it can be difficult to understand our commitment to things like body-positive language and inclusivity. We avoid hetero-normativity (not every wedding has a bride and groom) and our readers hate gender essentialism ("women care about this, men care about that"). If these concepts aren't familiar to you, please take some time with our website before submitting. Hey, wedding vendors: We do not do "link trades" for posts written by vendors for businesses. If you'd like to promote a business or product to our 1 million monthly readers, join us as a sponsor. Submit a guestpost The seven most common reasons for posts being rejected: Written by SEO marketing firm or writer representing a commercial site Doesn't fit our voice (body-positive, LGBT-inclusive, gender-neutral, etc) Too narrow in personal focus Reveals overly personal family issues, perhaps without family member consent Too similar to a recent post, or a post that we are planning to run Too short (we rarely run guest posts smaller than 500 words) Fiction, poetry, or otherwise not a format we publish Submission disclaimer When you submit work to us: You grant your consent to let us publish your wedding blog submission on Offbeat Bride and associated media properties. You also grant your consent to let us edit it for length, tone, and clarity. We can't publish everything we get. Please don't take it personally — there are lots of factors that go into how we choose content to feature, and none of it has to do with how awesome you are. Offbeat Bride is about inspiring, communicating, supporting, and cheerleading. We're not about venting, ranting, bashing, or complaining. While we don't have a budget to pay our guestbloggers, we do link to your personal website — but NOT your business' website. We do not accept submissions from SEO marketing firms, or writers representing commercial websites) We do not consider submissions that come to us in ways OTHER than those on this page.