Submit Your Wedding to Columbus Weddings Magazine
Follow these steps to submit your wedding, proposal, engagement photos, bridal shower, styled photo shoot or other wedding-related content for possible inclusion in Columbus Weddings magazine.
Whether you’re a local couple or a wedding vendor, we’re honored that you’re interested in sharing your special event with us! Here’s what you need to know to make it happen:
What We’re Looking For
Everything and anything related to weddings in the Central Ohio area. Large or small, ornate or minimalist, traditional or wacky—we want to see them all. We focus on weddings that take place in Franklin County and the counties that surround it (Union, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Madison), but occasionally will consider weddings that take place slightly outside this area or destination weddings of Central Ohio couples. Interfaith, intercultural and same-sex couples are welcome and celebrated, too.
Other than real weddings, we’re interested in seeing your vow renewals, proposals, engagement photos, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, mehendi and sangeet ceremonies, and other wedding-related events.
Photographers, planners and other vendors, we’d also love to see your styled photo shoots!
Submissions should feature events that took place within one year of the submission date.
How to Submit
- Please provide a link to a file-sharing platform like Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc. Photographers’ gallery sites, like Pass, Pixieset, ShootProof, etc. are also allowed, but please be sure to share any passwords with us so we can access them!
- Please send a direct link to the photos; do not share or directly invite us to a folder.
- For real weddings, the gallery should include 75-150 images. All other submissions should include 25-50 images.
- All images should be high-resolution and watermark-free. We cannot use your photos unless both of these conditions are met.
- For real weddings, approximately 20 percent of the photos should be of the couple, individual bride/groom portraits, and the wedding party. Remaining images should tell the story of the whole day, start to finish. Include lots of detail shots (flat-lays, cake/dessert, centerpieces, décor elements, etc.).
Just fill out the form here.
All other content submissions:
- Upload 25-50 images to a file sharing service (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
- Send a link, not an invitation, to the folder to email@example.com.
- Your email should have “Content Submission” in the subject line and full submission details (vendors used, information about the couple or shoot, etc.) in the body. Also, please specify what type of content you’re submitting (engagement shoot, styled shoot, etc.)
- Include your name and contact information. If you're submitting an engagement shoot or other content featuring a real couple, please also include the couple's names and contact information.
- For the spring/summer 2023 issue, released in December 2022: Sept. 30, 2022
- For fall/winter 2023 issue, released in June 2023: March 31, 2023
The Legal Stuff
We do not require exclusivity of weddings, but please let us know if your wedding has appeared in another publication or website. By submitting your photos, you grant permission for Columbus Weddings and its network of publications to use said photos in its print, online, social media and other digital platforms. Submission does not guarantee publication in the magazine or online, and publication will be determined by editorial discretion. An editor will contact you if your photos are chosen for publication in print or online. We do not unpublish these features, even in the event of a dissolution.
Columbus Weddings contacts contributors on our mailing list via email to request submissions. To be added to that list for notifications of deadlines and submission requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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