National Wedding Magazines

Magazines offer a great opportunity for wedding vendors to increase their exposure to potential new clients.  But in a saturated and competitive industry, being published in print offers something that’s arguably of greater value than simply reach. 

Curating extraordinary content is crucial to the success of magazines today.  Only the most beautiful images, freshest ideas and most original services make it into print.  With very few other opportunities to receive qualified recognition within the industry, being published in a national wedding magazine is one of the highest accolades available to wedding vendors in Australia.

These are the wedding magazines with national distribution in Australia:

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1) Hello May - www.hellomay.com.au 

PUBLISHER: Editor Sophie Lord, based in NSW 
FREQUENCY: Quarterly publication
SPECIAL EDITIONS: Hello May Real Wedding Special (published annually)
CIRCULATION: Available from Hello May on request
PURCHASE: Online or from 3000+ newsagents 
SUBMISSIONS: Hello May publish real weddings with a point of difference, engagement sessions, styled shoots and feature articles.  Exclusivity is required.  www.hellomay.com.au/submissions

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2) Modern Wedding - www.modernweddingmagazines.com.au 

PUBLISHER: Wildfire Publishing - a private company specialising in wedding media publications.  Founded in 1989 with headquarters in NSW 
FREQUENCY: Quarterly with additional state based copies
CIRCULATION: Enquire directly
OTHER MAGAZINES BY THIS PUBLISHER:
- Modern Wedding - $15.50 (Quarterly mag distributed in Aus & NZ)
- Wedding Styling Handbook - $15.50
- Modern Wedding Flowers - $15.50
- Modern Wedding Cakes - $15.50
- Modern Wedding DIY - $15.50
- Modern Hair & Beauty - $15.50
- Modern Wedding Planner - $15.50
- Jewels - $9.95
- Luxury Weddings - $15.50
- Hunter Wedding Magazine - $14.50
- Sydney Wedding - $15.95
- Gowns - $12.95
- Weddings on a Budget - $14.95
SUBMISSIONS: Images of real weddings can be submitted for consideration via this form

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3) Vogue Bride - www.vogue.com.au/brides 

PUBLISHER: Newscorp Australia - a publicly listed company
FREQUENCY: Annual 
PURCHASE: Online or at newsagents nationally
SUBMISSIONS: Not advertised

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4) Wedding & Bride - www.weddingandbride.com.au 

PUBLISHER: United Media Group - since 2005
FREQUENCY: Bi-annual editions in VIC, QLD & WA
DISTRIBUTION: Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.  
SUBMISSIONS: Not advertised

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5) Bride Magazine - www.bride.com.au 

PUBLISHER: Hardie Grant - a global media & publishing business
FREQUENCY: 3 times per year
CIRCULATION: 10,000 copies per issue
SUBMISSIONS: Submit content to editorial@bride.com.au  Review the publication’s content style before making submissions.

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6) EverAfter Magazine - www.everaftermagazine.com.au

PUBLISHER: Nicole Snow - Hunta Media, a private company based in Victoria.
FREQUENCY: Biannual
PURCHASE: Available at news agencies around Australia.  
SUBMISSIONS: Wedding and editorial submissions are welcomed. www.everaftermagazine.com.au/submissions 

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7) Hooray! Magazine - www.hooraymag.com ($14.95)

PUBLISHER: Independent publication founded by Renee Douros in 2013 
FREQUENCY: Biannual in Australia
DISTRIBUTION: International
PURCHASE: Available online & stocked in 3000+ news agencies across Australia and at Coles supermarkets.  
SUBMISSIONS: Submissions are preferred directly from photographers and exclusivity is essential.  Hooray also collaborate with established illustrators and welcome you to send a link to your portfolio.  www.hooraymag.com/contact-submissions 

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8) Cosmopolitan Bride - www.cosmopolitan.com.au/weddings 

PUBLISHER: Bauer Media, a subsidiary of Bauer Media Group based in Hamburg, Germany.  The company publishes more than 600 magazines, 400-plus digital products and owns 50 radio and TV stations.
READERSHIP: 47,000
FREQUENCY: Quarterly
PURCHASE: News agents nationally
SUBMISSIONS: Email a selection of 40 images to cosmobride@acpmagazines.com.au 

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9) The Brides Diary - www.bridesdiary.com.au ($19.95)

PUBLISHER: Anna Pedersen - Worsthorne Pedersen Publishing.  An independent and Australian owned private company. 
FREQUENCY: Annual
PURCHASE: Available at newsagents and online through isubscribe
OTHER MAGAZINES BY THIS PUBLISHER:
- The Groom’s Diary
- Wedding Toasts & Speeches
- Wedding Celebration
SUBMISSIONS: Couples are invited to submit their wedding images for consideration

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10) Vintage Bride Mag - www.vintagebridemag.com.au ($13.95)

PUBLISHER: Vintage Weddings Pty Ltd, based in QLD
FREQUENCY: Annual
PURCHASE: Available online
SUBMISSIONS: Vintage themed weddings, proposals and styled shoots are accepted for publication, as are tutorials and feature articles including DIY ideas with step by step instruction.  Non exclusive content will be considered but not prioritised.  http://vintagebridemag.com.au/submissions/

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11) The Wedding Playbook - www.theweddingplaybook.com/magazine ($0)

PUBLISHER: Danielle & Kathy
FREQUENCY: Biannual
PUBLICATION: Online
SUBMISSIONS: Real weddings and styled shoots are accepted from around Australia.  Exclusivity not required.  http://theweddingplaybook.com/submissions/

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12) Great Destination Weddings - www.greatdestinationweddings.com.au 

PUBLISHER: Graphic Publishing - Brisbane based family owned business
FREQUENCY: Annual
PURCHASE: Print ($9.90) & Digital ($2.19) copies available online.
SUBMISSIONS: Not advertised

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13) Brides Magazine - www.brides.com.au

PUBLISHER: US media company Conde Nast
SUBMISSIONS: Real weddings with beautiful photography, quirky ideas and gorgeous locations.  Exclusivity required.  http://www.brides.com/story/submit-your-real-wedding-photos

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14) Together Journal - www.togetherjournal.com

PUBLISHER: Published in New Zealand
FREQUENCY: Quarterly
PURCHASE: Available at Australian newsagents & WH Smith Stores
SUBMISSIONS: Together Journal accept real wedding submissions but generally feature their own styled shoots. www.togetherjournal.com/submissions

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