Hey, I'm Ariel, the publisher of Offbeat Bride. I'm so excited that you're thinking of sharing your story with the website! Although I can't feature every submission I receive, I'm honored that you want to share with Offbeat Bride.
First, an important note about Offbeat Bride's editorial priorities:
Since 2007, Offbeat Bride has been the place on the web where offbeat couples can see folks like THEM. I have large archives dedicated to readers who identify as…
We've also featured posts about the intersection between wedding planning and topics such as…
Of course, Offbeat Bride also publishes tons of content featuring couples who are young, white, straight, able-bodied cisgender couples — it's just that I always first prioritize featuring those who feel unseen.
I always focus on submissions featuring folks and communities that are underserved by wedding media.
Now, here's how to submit a wedding:
Real wedding submissions from readers:
While I can't feature every wedding that's submitted, I love seeing every single one! Remember that Offbeat Bride always prioritizes real weddings featuring folks who identify as BIPOC, Disabled, Neurodivergent, LGBTQA, Polyamorous, Genderqueer & nonbinary, Over 40… or otherwise ignored by the mainstream wedding media!
Fill out the form with a few details, and share a link to your pictures:
Reader submission form
Wedding & styled shoot submissions from vendors:
If you're already a member of the Offbeat Bride vendor community, feel free to submit your client's wedding or a styled shoot. When you're featured on the blog, it gets crosslinked with your vendor listing!
How to submit a general interest post:
Here's the kind of stuff we're into these days:
- Wedding scripts! Share your ceremony wording, or just your vows.
- Proposal stories or creative engagement shoots
- Constructive, positive first-person perspectives about dealing with the challenges of wedding planning
- Perspectives from folks who are part of marginalized communities who don't see themselves represented enough in mainstream wedding media.
- DIY posts: how you made it!
- PS to my wedding vendor friends: I do not do “link trades” for posts written by vendors for businesses. If you'd like to promote a business or product to Offbeat Bride's readers, join us as a sponsor.
When you submit work to Offbeat Bride:
- 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.
- I can't publish every submission. Please don't take it personally — there are lots of factors that go into how I choose content to feature, and none of it has to do with how awesome you are.