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…

I've also featured posts from those sharing perspectives about weddings and asexuality, chronic illness, immigration, adoption, self-harm, mental health, and so much more.

Of course I also publish tons of weddings featuring couples who are young, white, straight, able-bodied cis-folks — it's just that I always prioritize featuring those who feel unseen, and I always focus on submissions featuring folks and communities that are underserved by wedding media.

Now, here's how to submit a wedding:

Wedding submissions from couples:

While I can't feature every wedding that's submitted to us, I love seeing every single one! Remember that I do prioritize real weddings from folks who identify as BIPOCDisabled, Neurodivergent, LGBTQA, Polyamorous, Genderqueer & nonbinary, Over 40… or other ignored by the mainstream wedding media!

Fill out the form with a few details, and share a link to your pictures: Wedding submission form

Wedding submissions from vendors:

NOTE: I only accept real wedding & styled shoot submissions from members of the curated Offbeat Bride vendor community.

If you'd like to purchase a vendor listing, here's more info. If you're already a member of the Offbeat Bride vendor community, feel free to submit your client wedding or styled shoot.

Vendor submissions

And here's 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

Note: By submitting a post, you’re agreeing to Offbeat Bride's Terms of Use including the policies regarding copyright and user content.