Getting published is a great way to build your brand and get in front of potential clients. But, we know that when you are a busy wedding planner, it can be hard to find the time. You have meetings to attend, tasks to check off, and designs to put together – but what about marketing your business? Today then, we wanted to share our top tips and resources to help you prepare for and put together a submission that wows editors! Read on to get ready to build your brand (and show off your portfolio) with successful submissions.
How to Design, Plan, and Execute a Real Wedding for Publication
Last year, we shared all of our best submission tips on a webinar with our friends at Two Bright Lights! We talked all about how to design, plan, and execute a real wedding for submission so that you can prepare to put together a strong submission by planning things out from the start. From the initial design concept to wedding day hacks, we talked about it all. Watch the full webinar replay below!
Get the Shots You Need on Wedding Day
Once you’ve done the work to plan that beautiful wedding, you have to make sure to get all of the shots editors are looking for. And, the best way to do this is by having a conversation with the photographer before you both show up on-site. Even if it is a simple exchange of emails, you and the photographer need to be on the same page. The easiest way to do that? A shot list! And, lucky for all of us, our friends at Two Bright Lights have shared this easy-to-use one with us. Print it, share it, and send it to your photographers before the wedding day to plan your strategy.
What do you need to include in a submission?
Now that you’ve got the photos and are ready to start sending your gallery to publications, be sure to include all of the details editors are wanting. (An incomplete or incorrect submission is the quickest way to be declined). And, while each publication has it’s own set of submission requirements, we’ve put together a checklist to help get you started! Get our real wedding submission checklist to make sure you prepare everything you need to get your submission published by signing up for our email list! Sign up and save it to refer to over and over again.
Save Time on the Submission Process
Ready to put all of these tips to good use and get published? The last resource we want to share is going to help you not only put together your submission, but make it easy to send it to hundreds of publications with just a few clicks! The Two Bright lights publishing platform is a great resource for busy wedding planners – and we love that it can be a way to build relationships with the editors of publications over time! Want to sign up? Use the code LVL10 for 10% off an annual subscription to Two Bright Lights - the easiest online tool to help you get published!