Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS SOUTHERN WEDDINGS?
Southern Weddings Magazine is the South’s premier publication for the modern bride. Our mission is to inspire brides to cultivate a life full of love -- celebrating their families, the culture of the South, and what matters most to them -- and then to draw from that rich well to create a meaningful beginning to married life. We are the founders of The Sweet Tea Society and we believe in love! We also believe that the best marriages are the ones that are always growing.
WHAT IS THE SWEET TEA SOCIETY?
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE MAGAZINE?
Southern Weddings is distributed heavily throughout the Southeast and selectively throughout the rest of the country. We are carried by Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Walgreens, and a heap of grocery stores including Harris Teeter, Food Lion, and Publix. If you can’t find a copy near you, you’re welcome to purchase one on our site. Back issues (when available) are also available for purchase in our shop!
I FELL IN LOVE WITH A PAIR OF SHOES ON YOUR SITE. DO YOU KNOW WHO THE DESIGNER IS OR WHERE I CAN BUY THEM?
In general, we include all of the information we have for a given blog feature in the post. However, if you have a question, please leave a comment on that particular post and an editor will do her best to track it down for you!
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, AND SHOOTS FOR YOUR SITE?
We look for gorgeous photography, meaningful SOUTHERN details we’ve never seen before, and a sincere love story. We love featuring weddings with a diversity of budgets, aesthetics, skin colors, and family traditions! Please find more about our submission guidelines on this page.
WHAT THE HECK ARE V2, V3, ETC?
That’s just our way of referring to our print editions — V2, our second issue, premiered in November 2009; V3 in October 2010; V4 on October 25, 2011; V5 on November 13, 2012; V6 on November 12, 2013; and V7 on November 4, 2014. V8 is slated for newsstand release on November 5, 2015!
I’M DYING FOR MORE! WHEN WILL THE NEXT ISSUE OF SOUTHERN WEDDINGS HIT NEWSSTANDS?
Southern Weddings Print Edition No. 8 (a.k.a. V8) will debut on newsstands around the country on November 5, 2015! Until then, follow the creation of this issue via hashtags #MakingSouthernWeddings and #SouthernWeddingsV8 on Instagram!
EXCELLENT! BUT I WANT MORE PRINT GOODNESS!
Take a peek at our editorial galleries! They tell the story of each editorial from inspiration board to final images -- they're really fun!
HOW DO I SUBMIT A PRODUCT OR BUSINESS TO BE FEATURED ON THE BLOG?
I WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE ON THE SOUTHERN WEDDINGS SITE AND/OR IN THE PRINT EDITION. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
We would love to have you! Our site offers a wide variety of options to suit every need, and our print editions explode off the shelves around the country. Please fill out this form, and our Ad Director Kristin will be in touch with a media kit, rates, and availability. We look forward to meeting you!
HOW DO I BECOME A BLUE RIBBON VENDOR?
WHAT IS THE HONEY LIST AND HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
The Honey List is a destination review source within the Southern Weddings site. Our editors use it to share their experiences at properties within the South and around the world that they think would make perfect destinations for our brides’ honeymoons. If you have a property you think we should know about, please get in touch with Kristin.
I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH Y’ALL. ARE YOU HIRING?
We are not currently hiring. We do on occasion offer internships, and when we do, we always post the openings and application details on our blog. If you’re interested in a job in weddings in general, we suggest you take a look at Wedding Industry Jobs, a great job board geared towards the wedding industry.
I AM INTERESTED IN BEING FEATURED AS A SOUTHERN BRIDE OF THE MONTH. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
We can’t wait to meet you! Please email Emily your story, a short description of the wedding you’re planning, a photo of you and your groom, and a link to your wedding planning blog. Please only apply if you are currently planning a wedding in the South. Due to the high volume of submissions, we unfortunately can’t respond personally to every inquiry.
WHO ARE YOUR SOUTHERN BRIDE BLOGGERS?
The Southern Bride Bloggers are a collection of blogs written by our engaged readers (see them all here!). If you would like to be listed, please send Lisa the following information: your name, your blog address, and your wedding date. We simply ask that you be engaged, that you write about planning your own wedding at least once a week, and that you be either Southern or planning a Southern wedding!
HOW CAN I GET MY WEDDING FEATURED ON SW?
We provide extensive submission FAQs on this page. Thank you so much for thinking of us!
DO YOU GIVE PREFERENCE TO ADVERTISERS IN FEATURES?
No, but we do screen our advertisers based on their quality of work, so many of them are featured on the SW blog and in the print edition. We welcome ANYONE to submit weddings. We love getting submissions from up-and-comers as well as seasoned pros and are always excited to meet new-to-us vendors. We look forward to getting to know you!
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We reserve the right to refuse advertising. All advertisements herein are accepted and published on the representation that the advertiser is properly authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof. Neither Southern Weddings nor the publisher is responsible for any statements, claims or representations made by contributing wedding professionals, advertisers, or others, nor is Southern Weddings or the publisher responsible for anyone’s reliance on the content herein. All projects described in this publication are for private, noncommercial use only. No right for commercial use or exploitation is given or implied.
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