Submit Your Real Wedding to BRIDES

bride and groom
Photo by Jenny Fu

How do the editors of BRIDES choose the real weddings we feature online and in the magazine? It's not easy. Each month, we receive thousands of real wedding submissions from our community. Our editors spend hours pouring over these submissions, oohing and aahing all the while. (It's kind of a dream job, don't you think?) Ultimately, we go for great photography, unusual ideas, and gorgeous locations.

To submit a real wedding, email us at

Please include the following information with your submission:
• 150 images in a Dropbox link that includes a mix of photos from getting ready through the reception. No attachments or zipped files, please!
• Personal anecdotes about your gown, how you and your spouse met, what inspired your wedding style, and how you planned your wedding
• The name, website, and contact information for your photographer
• Your wedding date and location
• Your contact information including email and phone number

Because we receive a high volume of submissions, we will contact you if we are interested in possibly featuring your wedding (all submitted materials will not be returned). Please note that we require exclusivity and are unable to feature weddings that have already been published in other magazines, websites, or blogs.

Thank you and congratulations!

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