Do you send photographers out to cover weddings?
We’d love to but we simply don’t have the budget to do so. Typically we get wedding photography after the Big Day, from couples, their families, their wedding vendors (planners, photographers, brides), etc. To learn what we’re looking for, please read on.
How can I submit my wedding, or a wedding I worked on, for consideration as a story in Charleston Weddings’ print magazine or on CharlestonWeddingsMag.com?
Whether you are a newlywed or a wedding professional, we’d love to consider any Lowcountry wedding for inclusion in the magazine and/or our website!
WEDDING STORY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
We look for unique, visually cohesive, and idea-rich wedding ceremonies and receptions--and wedding rehearsal dinners or showers or brunches, too.
• Please send a brief write-up of the wedding, including the location and date; names of the bride and groom; their contact information; key vendor names and contact information; a short description of the event--the theme, the look and feel, and favorite design elements and personal touches.
• Please send a selection of 20 or so professional low-resolution (72 dpi) photographs that best illustrate the event, i.e. the location with guests present, the couple, their family, the food, cake, flowers, special details, etc. Note: DETAILS make a story, as we’re looking to give readers ideas. While we feature families, we must showcase reception and ceremony décor and details for readers.
• Email your submission to Charleston Weddings Editor Melissa Bigner
How do you choose weddings?
Up to now, we’ve been contacting more than 250 Lowcountry wedding vendors twice a year asking for their best photos of Lowcountry Weddings. (We’re always adding vendors to that list, so pass on any new people we need to include!) We get scores and scores of weddings this way, and narrow down the Charleston Weddings magazine real-life weddings based on quality of photography, unique design ideas, and balance of look, locations, and feel. The tough thing is that a lot of submitted weddings have wonderful ideas, but oftentimes the images don’t capture those in print-quality imagery, or in enough images. There’s a lot of competition, too, as we get hundreds of submissions for a mere handful of slots in the magazine. We also have to balance locations, colors, and more.