Get published: Websites and mags publish pics
You've spent a year planning the big day and big bucks having it beautifully photographed. Should those high-dollar images simply molder in an album that you'll pull out only once or twice a year (if that)? Why not publish them so that all the world (or at least all the world who are planning weddings) can see just how beautiful you looked on your big day?
Here are some suggestions:
This everything-wedding website offers ideas and tips on every aspect of wedding planning as well as a featured "Real Wedding," that tells one couple's story in words and pictures. Could your wedding shine online? Get details at theknot.com.
Southern Bride magazine
Did you serve mint juleps? Have a Civil War theme? Maybe Southern Bride will grace its glossy pages with images of you and your betrothed. Check out the cover contest at southernbride.com/1/e-mail/stories.cfm
Martha Stewart Weddings magazine
While its namesake twiddles her thumbs behind bars, the empire she launched continues to thrive– and her surrogates are always looking for actual weddings to feature. Unfortunately, there's no full-service website, so if you want to see yourself in print smiling more brightly than Martha will be in March, you'll have to pick up the phone and call 212-827-8000 or get a copy of the magazine at your local newsstand.
Modern Bride and Elegant Bride magazines
They both do the "real wedding" feature, too, both in print and online. Look for the link on the sites' opening pages.
If all else fails and you can't get published, you can use this site to help you create your own wedding website (see the link on the site's homepage). That way your friends and family– as well as other couples planning weddings– can revisit your special day whenever they want.