I have a question for you; are you still submitting your work to wedding blogs? I was shocked to read in a group the other day that so many photographers are no longer bothering, citing lengthy submission processes and long wait times as some of the reasons for it being at the bottom of their to-do lists. While getting your work featured on a wedding blog is no longer the holy grail of free marketing, doing so should be an important part of your long-term advertising strategy.

Sure, social media plays a much bigger role now than say, five years ago, but as we all know it’s fast moving. Blog features do wonders for your SEO, and with the majority using their features to fuel their own social media presence, getting a wedding published now works twofold.

If you’re blogging your weddings yourself (and you should be) the submissions process will be a whole load easier, but with most expecting a degree of exclusivity (beyond your own website and socials) it can be overwhelming with where to start. Some of our favourite wedding blogs and bridal publications include:

UK WEDDING BLOGS

Rock n Roll Bride

Promoting individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie-cutter and often puke-worthy wedding world, Rock n Roll Bride is one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world that attracts quirky, alternative and creative readers from all over the planet.

Rock n Roll Bride is looking for: happy, smiley couples in love, creative and beautiful portraits, and brides with attitude and a rockin’ sense of style. If your couple has planned a day that truly reflects them, despite current trends, and is packed full of details, then Rock n Roll Bride is for you. With the blog updated daily and the print magazine with an international readership, there is double the chance of getting a feature. They aim to come back to your submission in just 2-3 working days, too.

AUDIENCE
Instagram 60k
Facebook 235k
Pinterest 9.4m monthly views

Find out how to submit at rocknrollbride.com/contact

Love My Dress

Love My Dress encourages heartfelt celebrations through effortless storytelling and honest, uplifting, relatable content. They like to publish real weddings and editorials that tell a strong and unique visual story. This doesn’t mean they’re always looking for ‘detail’ – the tiniest of micro weddings with little if any detail can still tell a strong story.
They love images that capture human connection, joy and love. With a preference for content that has been produced in the last 12 months, Love My Dress is moving towards a model of only accepting submissions and editorials that support at least one of our recommended suppliers and venues, so it’s worth checking if you or one of the team are on the list before submitting. Find out more at lovemydress.net/submissions

AUDIENCE
Instagram 139k
Facebook 541k
Pinterest 10m+ monthly views

Rock My Wedding

Promoting ‘your day, your way’, Rock my Wedding is one of the most recognised and influential brands in the UK wedding industry and their ethos celebrates all marriage unions, all religions, all cultures, and all visions of what a “wedding” is. In order for your wedding or shoot to get approved by them for publication, the wedding must hit at least two out of three of the following criteria:

– be a Rock My Wedding recommended supplier
– celebrates diversity
– have a very strong editorial look/feel

Find out more about how to submit at rockmywedding.co.uk/submissions

AUDIENCE
Instagram 337k
Facebook 453k
Pinterest 10m+ monthly views

Festival Brides

The only blog in the world that focuses on festival and bohemian-style weddings and over the years Festival Brides have built a niche readership of over 100,000 unique readers per month with 80% coming from the UK. The weddings and editorials that Festival Brides feature are innovative, filled with personality, unique details and a free-spirited ambience. The styles they like to showcase are quirky, pretty, eclectic, vintage, glamorous, rustic, budget and DIY, especially weddings that style themselves on a festival vibe.
Submit at festivalbrides.co.uk/submissions

AUDIENCE
Instagram 146k
Facebook 13k
Pinterest 10m+ monthly views

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings is a friendly and inclusive wedding ideas blog featuring some of the UK’s most stylish, creative and happy weddings. Focussing on a wedding that is dictated by personality and not necessarily tradition but is of course utterly gorgeous and filled with love, is at the heart of WWW. At the heart of the blog is always happiness, love stories and fun times, WWW features an eclectic array of real weddings and they aim to showcase different styles and locations.
Submit at whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/submit/

AUDIENCE
Instagram 80k
Facebook 41k
Pinterest 10m+ monthly views

Gay Wedding Blog

Founded by photographer Eva, Gay Wedding Blog aims to break the stereotypes and show LGBTQ+ weddings that are modern, elegant, original and fun. With a bias towards UK content, GWB is on the lookout for fun and original real weddings, engagement shoots and styled shoots that show beautiful modern style or creative alternatives. They will only accept styled shoots that include LGBTQ+ models/couples.

Submit at gayweddingblog.co.uk/submissions/

AUDIENCE
Instagram 7.5k
Facebook 1.6k

INTERNATIONAL WEDDING BLOGS

Green Wedding Shoes

GWS proclaim themselves as truly, madly, head over heels with love. As such, not only do they feature real weddings and styled shoots but elopements, proposals, all kinds of parties, home tours and travel/honeymoon features. Above all, they are looking for a distinct style, unique themes and great editorial images to inspire their readers and behind everything, must be love. They do NOT share weddings that: take place on a plantation, involve cotton fields or raw cotton, including the use of Native American Headdress, showcase real fur, highlight smoking or guns.

Submit at greenweddingshoes.com/submissions/

AUDIENCE
Instagram 654k
Facebook 426k
Pinterest 10+m monthly views

100 Layer Cake

For ‘women who love a well-styled life’, 100 Layer Cake celebrates, inspires, and facilitates the most special events in life, from weddings and birthdays to anniversaries and engagements.

Submit at https://www.100layercake.com/advertise/

AUDIENCE
Instagram 445k
Facebook 109k
Pinterest 10+m monthly views

Style Me Pretty

The go-to destination for all things wedding pretty since 2007, Style Me Pretty features weddings that are rooted in classic but with a twist. ‘Pretty. Fresh. Clean. A certain sparkle. A hint of wow without being over the top.’ Receiving 400-600 submissions a week they are a hard one to crack, but with a concise submissions process and tips for getting featured (not just by being an advertiser!), it’s definitely worth a punt.

Submit at https://www.stylemepretty.com/submissions

AUDIENCE
Instagram 1.1m
Facebook 3.2m
Pinterest 10+m monthly views

Dancing With Her

Dancing With Her is the world’s only wedding magazine, blog and directory dedicated to celebrating lesbian & same-sex couples in love. Featuring LGBTQ+ Weddings, LGBTQ+ Engagements as well as LGBTQ+ Family Editorials (Fertility Treatments, Adoption, Blended Families…), LGBTQ+ Love Stories (Anniversaries, Vow Renewals…), Styled Inspiration Shoots you could also submit Editorial Content (Expert Advice, Fashion Launches…) or other content that is applicable to their global LGBTQ+ audience.

Submit at: https://dancingwithher.com/submissions/

AUDIENCE
Instagram 247k
Facebook 25k
Pinterest 724k monthly views

Offbeat Bride

The web’s original weird wedding blog, Offbeat Bride “support all couples along the nontraditional spectrum from beautiful hardcore freaks & geeks all the way to what they affectionately call ‘Offbeat Lite.’ They love really awesome photography, but also love ‘down-home depictions of love’, so if the couple’s love story is a bit different and their wedding or elopement is all kinds of awesome but detail-lite, this one might be for you.

Submit at https://offbeatbride.com/submissions/

AUDIENCE
instagram 32k
Facebook 138k
Pinterest 10m+ monthly views

A Practical Wedding

A Practical Wedding is your home for helpful wedding planning tips, wedding inspiration, and wedding ideas. Their mission is to make the wedding industry a more feminist and diverse place. With 700k readers a month, APW boasts one of the most engaged communities on the internet. They particularly endeavor to promote women, LGBTQ+, and POC-owned businesses.

AUDIENCE
Instagram 37k
Facebook 81k
Pinterest 10m+ monthly views

Submit here: https://apracticalwedding.com/about/submissions/