Southern Weddings Magazine is the South’s premier publication for the modern bride. The Southern Weddings blog, updated daily, highlights the best in real Southern weddings and Southern-style event details from around the country; shares behind-the-scene details from the making of a magazine with a fresh, fun, and fabulous staff of women; and celebrates the best that Southern culture has to offer.
Lara is our Editor in Chief and Publisher. Find out more here!
Emily is our Creative Director. Find out more here!
Southern Weddings is distributed heavily throughout the Southeast and selectively throughout the rest of the country. V4 was sold in stores in more than 43 states, and shipped to readers in 46 at last count. 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!
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!
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.
That’s just our way of referring to our print editions — V2 is the second issue, which premiered in November 2009; V3 is the third issue, which premiered in October 2010; V4 is the fourth issue, which debuted on October 25, 2011; and V5 is our most recent issue — it debuted on November 13, 2012.
Southern Weddings Print Edition No. 6 (a.k.a. V6) will debut on newsstands around the country on November 12, 2013! (We couldn’t resist — 11/12/13!)
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 Marissa will be in touch with a media kit, rates, and availability. We look forward to meeting you!
The Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory is an edited collection of our favorite wedding vendors in the Southeast and beyond. To apply, please fill out this form, and Kristin will be in touch if we think you’re a great fit!
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 Marissa.
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.
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.
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 Nicole 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!
We provide extensive submission FAQs on this page. Thank you so much for thinking of us!
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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The opinions expressed by our contributors are their own and do not necessarily represent our opinions or those of the publisher. We have sought to ensure accuracy and completeness of our content wherever possible, but neither Southern Weddings nor the publisher assumes responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or other inconsistencies, including those related to quotations.
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.