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This Is How (and When) To Submit Weddings to The Knot Magazine in 2020

How and When to Submit to The Knot Magazine

Looking for 2021 Dates? Find out when to submit your weddings for publication in 2021.


The Knot editorial team is gearing up to select real weddings for the 2021 Spring/Summer issues of The Knot  Magazine on-sale in Winter 2020. This is your call to mark your calendars and prep your submissions!

Getting featured in The Knot Magazine is a really big deal. Like, really really big.  Take our report on The Knot Readership Study, which had some pretty interesting findings. Get this: 8 out of 10 couples say they are more interested in hiring a wedding pro found in one of The Knot regional magazines. So getting featured in The Knot means you not only get to see your work in print, but also spark interest in 80% of couples reading the magazine. That’s a total marketing strategy win.

Submitting is easy. We use a platform called Two Bright Lights to take in all of our submissions. Two Bright Lights works with hundreds of publications to help photographers, planners, venues and other creatives to get featured. It’s totally free to submit to The Knot. Just go to

Photographers are often the ones to submit but any other vendors (planners, venues, florists) can use Two Bright Lights (there’s a step built into “TBL” to input the couples’ names and tag the photographer for image permission if the submitter is not the photographer). Once the photographer approves, you may upload up to 150 photos, tag the vendors, and give a brief explanation about the couple and wedding. Please note, the editorial team is specifically seeking real weddings, so we encourage you to send your engagement and styled shoots to other publishers within Two Bright Lights.

As for final decisions, you’re welcome to submit at any point in time, but all weddings will be receive final feedback within two months of the print deadline. While this seems a long period to await feedback, unfortunately it takes that long to vet, review, pick, and confirm all the couples! 

Finally, the team is seeking weddings from the fall of 2019 – present.

And now for the deadlines!

The Knot Local Magazines for Spring/Summer 2020.

February 2020:

Minnesota: February 28th

March 2020:

Chicago: March 6th

April 2020:

Colorado: April 10

Michigan: April 17

MOKS: April 24

May 2020:

Texas: May 1

Pennsylvania: May 15

California: May 22

New England: May 29

June 2020:

The Carolinas: June 5

Georgia: June 12

Florida: June 26

July 2020:

Ohio: July 10

DC: July 17

New Jersey: July 31

New York: July 31

August 2020:

Minnesota: August 14

Chicago: August 21

Photography: Stephen Salazar Photography

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