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 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 TwoBrightLights.com.
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 submit 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 2020-2021 season.
And now for the deadlines!
2021 Key Submission Dates
The Knot Spring Issue
Submit no later than September 25th (the issue hits stands in late January).
The Knot Summer Issue
Submit no later than December 16th (the issue hits stands in late April).
The Knot Fall Issue
Submit no later than March 16th (the issue hits stands in late July).
The Knot Winter Issue
Submit no later than July 15th (the issue hits stands in early November).
Photography: Stephen Salazar Photography