My Wedding launched as a quarterly glossy. Advances and changes in the way magazines are consumed saw us switch to monthly issues and digital only … the first wedding magazine in Australasia to do this. Our focus is on articles that are have real significance to the bride, groom and bridal party. We don’t often accept contributions, apart from real wedding stories, unless you’re actively involved in the wedding industry!
REAL WEDDING STORIES:
If you’d like to feature your wedding, please submit details early – The sooner we schedule it, the sooner it will run! To be considered for inclusion, you’ll need to have an unusual angle that sets you apart from other brides – a unique location, wacky theme, outrageous proposal … perhaps your photos set a benchmark, or your dress was a one-off creation … it’s hard to quantify what makes us pick one story over another, so do your best to tell us as much as possible in that first contact, and send us one or two of your best photographs. If you’re submitting your story before the big day … tell us what is going to make it special when it does come around, and submits photos of yourself and your partner that you really love.
PROPOSALS & ENGAGEMENTS:
- We’re now accepting proposal stories. If your proposal was over the top, totally different, wacky, and extremely unique, we want to hear from you! We also feature gorgeous engagement stories that have captured our hearts.
- Submit a short 300 word story along with 3-4 high resolution images. Please remember to list ALL the suppliers who made your wedding, engagement or proposal a reality – from the venue to the florist, the cake designer or jeweller … if their work is worth showcasing, we like to credit them!
PR + NEW PRODUCT SUBMISSIONS / PRODUCT GIVEAWAYS:
- Please forward text and one high resolution image to our Editor.; or post samples, copy and CD to us. To save time and work more efficiently, we do prefer to work electronically, using the likes of DROPBOX!
- There is no guarantee that your news or new product will be accepted for magazine inclusion. Complimentary space is allocated to loyal advertisers in the first instance. Thereafter, space is offered to paid inserts. Only after than will space be allocated on a first-in-first-served basis.
- Where products are included for giveaways and prizes, the actual products MUST be delivered to our offices prior to that issue going into final production. Should the physical product not be received by us prior to this, we reserve the right to withdraw the product and to hold the giveaway over for possible future placement.
- We don’t often accept contributions for My Wedding, apart from real wedding stories, unless you’re actively involved in the wedding industry!
- Most feature articles are between 800 to 1,200 words long, depending on the angle and subject matter.
- If accepted, we require first time rights to unpublished articles in New Zealand. Your submission should include a selection of good quality, high res images, sent to us via DROPBOX or flash drive.
- Copyright will remain with you, but we do have right of proofing to our standards.
- We reserve the right to use your story on our website and to promote same via our website and social media channels.
- Please submit in the first instance a short bio of where you are based, who you have written for in the past, and what angle you wish to cover. It would also help if you could email us a sample of your work so that we can assess your writing style and content.
- If yours is the type of story/angle we like, then we will ask for some sample images. Please do not submit high res images unless we specifically request them!
- IMAGES: Images need to be provided in low resolution in the first instance so that we may select the ones we’d prefer to use. Once high resolution images are requested, these need to be provided at a minimum 300dpi, either via email, DROPBOX or posted in on CD/flashdrives. CD’s/flashdrives are NOT returned.
- Images should be supplied as JPG or TIFF files, or a tearsheat in PDF format.
- Lastly, we do NOT commission any freelance writers to go on assignment.
Please don’t hesitate to touch base if you are unsure of anything.
Editor-in-Chief, Gayle Dickson, Email