Feature YOUR Wedding
Always wanted to showcase your wedding in print? Want the opportunity to make your wedding even more exceptional than you’ve planned? Then feature your wedding in New Orleans Bride!
Tell Your Story
Would you like to see your wedding included in the New Orleans Bride Magazine?
Please follow these instructions. We have provided this page for you to tear out and keep for reference. Just follow these instructions, and thousands will see your happy day in print in the Summer or Winter issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine
1. GATHER YOUR MATERIALS
A checklist is provided here for you to follow.
2. ADD YOUR PAYMENT
$350... Payments and materials must be received by Summer April 1st
$350... Payments and materials must be received by Winter November 1st
If you would like to purchase a [two-page spread, the cost is $700.]
All submissions received after the cut-off date will be automatically placed in the following issue.
Materials and payment should be sent together in order to reserve your page. You may pay by check (made out to Renaissance Publishing), money order, or by including your MasterCard or Visa number, along with an expiration date, on a sheet of paper.
3. SEND IT ALL IN!
Submit all your materials, along with your payment to:
New Orleans Bride Magazine Wedding Register
110 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, Louisiana 70005
Don’t forget – we will be happy to return your photographs if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
We will provide you with email confirmation that your materials have been received or let you know if anything is missing.
• $350 for 1 page (or $700 for 2 pages)
Payment can be made by check, money order, or Visa or Mastercard (include number and expiration date).
Personal Information on a sheet of paper
• Paying person’s name, address, home and cell (or work) phone numbers
• Bride’s full maiden name
• Groom’s full name
• Couple’s formal name (e.g. Mr. & Mrs. William Smith)
• Couple’s address
• Email address (required)
• Photographer’s business name, address, and phone number
A computer file of your write-up
As a “text-only” or Microsoft Word document, on a CD or emailed to jamie@RenPubllc.com. In the email subject line, write the bride’s maiden name and groom’s last name (e.g. Jones-Smith). Please indicate in your packet whether you sent the write-up via email. The word count limit is 450 words. 450 words for one page/850 words for two pages (or extra picture) Triple-check all names for correct spelling! Write-ups that are too long will be edited at our discretion. Do not send write-ups in all-caps.
Call Andrea Corne for complete write-up instructions.
A printed copy of your write-up
This helps us in the event that there is a problem with the computer document.
Three photos (four if you buy two pages)
Preferably on CD, as CMYK color, 300 dpi, 5x7 images.
(Share these specifications with your photographer.)
We cannot accept photos by email. Do not send more than 3 photos per page; please specify which one you want to be the larger photo. If digital photos are not available, send prints in a smooth, not textured, finish. Photos should be sharp and clear for best printing. Do not send ink-jet prints or prints made on a “Picture Maker” store kiosk. Label prints with a sticky note on back (do not write on prints).
We will strive to produce pleasing color, but please note that we cannot guarantee an exact color match. Please include Photographers name/ photo credit must be given.
A self-addressed, stamped photo mailer or envelope
Prints will only be returned if this is included in your packet. Note: Photo CD’s will not be returned.
With the purchase of the Bridal Registry, the bride will secure approval from the photographer to allow Renaissance Publishing to publish her photographs. Renaissance Publishing will publish a photo credit on the bridal registry page in New Orleans Bride.
WRITE IT UP RIGHT
Make sure your Wedding Register entry is error-free! Because of the popularity of this special issue, it helps us streamline the editing process if you follow these guidelines.
• Proofread the entry several times yourself before sending it on to us to minimize the chance for mistakes.
• The maximum length is 450 words, 850 for 2 page spread. If your entry is too long, we will cut state and place names first, then music and musicians. After that, we will cut completely at our discretion. We do not like to have to cut any details, so please pay careful attention to the word length of your write-up. Your word-processing program should have a “word-count” tool to assist you in this.
• Please place only one space, not two, after each period.
• Do not use the state name if the town is in Louisiana, and spell out the names of all other states.
• If a list includes names only (or names and places that are in Louisiana), separate them by commas, but if the list includes items that must be separated by commas within the list (Morgan Johnson, sister of the bride), then separate each person’s identification with a semicolon. For example: “Groomsmen included John Simpson, Todd Ellinghausen, and Chris Peters,” BUT, “Bridesmaids included Rebecca Johnson, cousin of the bride, of New Albany; Allison Graffeo of Amory; and Rachael Ferrante of Boise, Idaho.” Even if only one item requires an additional comma, semicolons must be used throughout, unless the item with the comma is placed at the end of the list.
• Separate names and titles if the title comes after the name: Kristi Robin, maid of honor; Keri Murphy, sister of the bride; and Sara Perilloux, cousin of the bride.
• Always use the last comma in a series. (A series is a list of more than two items.)
• Place a comma between cities and states AND after the state: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the site for the wedding.
• Also use a comma between the day and the year in a date, as well as after the year: The wedding took place on March, 10, 2005, at First Methodist Church.
• Use a comma between name and family title like Jr. or Sr., but not before numerical titles like III or IV: William M. Ferrante, Jr. and Bryce P. Musso III served as ushers.
• The plural of guest is guests. The plural of soloist is soloists.
• PLEASE TRIPLE-CHECK THE SPELLING OF NAMES!!!
• Take care to use altar (not alter), and aisle (not isle). Also, the word couple is singular; for example: “The couple is at home in New Orleans,” NOT “the couple are at home in New Orleans.” Write out numbers one to nine; use numerals for 10 and over.
• When listing dress descriptions for your wedding party, please take care that the bridesmaids do not all wear the same dress or carry the same bouquet. For example: “Attendants wore sage green gown with fitted bodices,” OR “Each attendant wore a sage green gown with a fitted bodice,” NOT “Attendants wore a sage green gown with a fitted bodice,”
• For all questions concerning grammar, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition.
BRIDAL PARTY AND OTHER TITLES
Honor attendants’ titles are NOT capitalized; for example: maid of honor, best man, matron of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. Ring bearer and flower girl are both two words. Abbreviate Dr. and Rev., and do not use “the” before these titles. Do not use Miss, Mrs., and Mr. when listing attendants.
Please check with the person who sold you your dress for proper description of your dress and veil and of the bridesmaids’ dresses. Some styles of dresses include A-line, sheath, ball gown; Basque, dropped, or princess waistline; and bateau, portrait, V, or Sabrina necklines. Certain silks and satins have names, such as peau de sole, dupioni, shantung, bridal, duchess, l’amour, or crepe-backed. In general, laces are capitalized if they come from a specific place, such as Alencon, Belgian, or Battenburg. Types of laces are NOT capitalized: bridal, re-embroidered, handmade, crocheted, or point d’esprit. Make sure to hyphenate terms like chapel-length, cathedral-length, hand-sewn, hand-beaded, etc.
Please check with your florist for correct flower names and spellings. Capitalize only specific breed names: Porcelana, Vendela, Carnaval, Eskimo, Tropicana, Vogue, and Konfetti, American Beauty roses; Casablanca lilies, etc. Varieties such as porcelain or bridal roses; alstroemeria or calla lilies; and dendrobium, cattaleya, and stephanotis orchids are not capitalized Gerber daisies should be capitalized, but gerbera daisies should not. Words denoting a particular place like Italian or French should always be capitalized, regardless of what they are describing: Italian ruscus, French tulips, bells of Ireland, etc. Other miscellaneous terms: one tussy-mussy, two tussy-mussies; springerii; smilax or smilac; one gladiola, two gladioli; hand-tied bouquet; galax leaves; hypericum; and Queen Anne’s lace.