Before submitting, please review our suggestions for optimizing your Real Wedding:

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    Ensure the submission captures the day from start to finish. We want the photos to genuinely showcase the couple's wedding story.

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    Example photos to include: engagement rings, invitations, attire, accessories, hairstyles, makeup, venue, getting ready, first look (if applicable), processional, vows, first kiss, recessional, portraits, cocktail hour, flower arrangements, reception decor, grand entrance, first dance, dinner, speeches, cake cutting, grand exit

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    Photography style must be professional and high quality.

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    • Natural light is preferred
    • Minimal flash photos
    • Minimal filtering or post-processing
    • No special effects (i.e. fisheye lens, unrealistic Photoshop additions, etc.)
    • Any edits must look natural and not plainly obvious to the viewer
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    The wedding should have authentic, candid moments that capture real emotions.

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    First look, ceremony, recessional, wedding party fun, first dance, cake cutting, etc.

Couple Submissions

What We Need:

  • • At least seven (7) images
    • Specific images required:
    • - Photos of the venue
    • - Photos of the couple/wedding attire
  • • A brief write-up and description of your wedding day, including specific details such as personalized elements, traditions, special moments, etc.
  • • An abundance of detail shots, ideally 50% of the submission
  • • High-resolution, professional quality images (1800 pixels)
  • • Photos of the couple, both candid and posed (i.e. formal portraits)
  • • Photos of the wedding party

What We Cannot Accept:

  • • Photos with watermarks, logos, or text overlays
  • • Collages or blog-style edits that are canvassed together (this includes border presets)
  • • Blurry, low-resolution images
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Photographer / Videographer Submissions

The photographer must have a validated account with WeddingWire.

What We Need:

  • • A minimum of ten (10) images
    • Specific images required:
    • - Four (4) photos of the venue
    • - Four (4) photos of the couple/wedding attire
  • • An abundance of detail shots, ideally 50% of the submission
  • • High-resolution/print quality images (1800 pixels)
  • • Photos of the couple, both candid and posed (i.e. formal portraits)
  • • Photos of the wedding party

What We Cannot Accept:

  • • Photos with watermarks, logos, or text overlays
  • • Collages or blog-style edits that are canvassed together (this includes border presets)
  • • Blurry, low-resolution images
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All photos submitted for a Real Wedding follow WeddingWire's Terms of Conditions, Section 12. Our editorial and social teams may choose to use these images across our channels, with appropriate credit provided.

We review every wedding that is submitted. WeddingWire reserves the right to not accept your Real Wedding submission. Each wedding that is submitted and approved appears on both the vendor storefront, and the Real Weddings inspiration page. In order to maintain a consistent user experience for our couples, we will not accept weddings that don't meet the above requirements.