It’s been a crazy few years but love has continued to flourish and weddings continue to evolve with the times. With the largest number of weddings in over 40 years anticipated this year (2.6 million), now is a great time to prepare and share with The Knot, all you’ve done to keep love going.
Getting featured in The Knot Magazine is a really big deal. Like, really really big. According to The Knot Relationship Study, 8 out of 10 couples said they are more interested in hiring a wedding pro found in one of The Knot magazines. So getting featured in The Knot magazine means you not only get to see your work in print, but also get to grab the attention of a lot of newly engaged couples! 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 TwoBrightLights.com.
Photographers are often the ones to submit but any other pro (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 submit up to 150 photos, tag the other pros, 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 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 2021-2022 season.
And here for the key deadlines:
The Knot 2022 Fall Issue
Submit no later than March 10, 2022 (the issue hits stands in late July).
The Knot 2022 Winter Issue
Submit no later than June 15, 2022 (the issue hits stands in early November).
The Knot 2023 Spring Issue
Submit no later than September 24, 2022 (the issue hits stands in late January).
The Knot 2023 Summer Issue
Submit no later than December 16, 2022 (the issue hits stands in early May).
Have further questions on submitting to The Knot? Here’s their FAQ for submitting weddings.
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