The Aisle Submission Guidelines

The Aisle is a great communication tool that allows ABC-OC to connect with its members and people searching for qualified wedding professionals. Its purpose is share news and info about events, promote our members, and create anticipation for our events. We also use it to provide our members a place to showcase their latest work and find out about trends, news, and strategies for growing and improving their businesses.
The Aisle is made up of several categories of posts. Any ABC-OC member may submit an article or photo in the following categories:
Traditional Twists
3-4 paragraph posts about twists on wedding traditions (past submissions include bouquet toss alternatives, bridal processional ideas, etc.)
Tip of the Week
Short 3-4 Sentence posts about anything you have wisdom about. We’ve had advice about running your business, working with brides, getting room shots, checking your email, etc.
Snapshots
We feature images of our member’s most recent work every two weeks. Members may submit one photo per week (must included a caption and credit (including website) to any photographer or professional involved in the image).
Trends
3-4 paragraph posts about wedding trends (timelines, favors, stationery, and seasonal trends have been featured in the past)
Industry News
News about events, trends, or changes going on in the Wedding and Events industry
Member News
Posts congratulating our members on awards, publications, or accolades they’ve received. Members may submit news about themselves or other members.
Real Reels
A new category featuring video clips from our members’ recent weddings. Videos must be no longer than 7 minutes. Members can submit video by sending the html code.
Spotlight
A category that will tell a short story about a member based on an interview.
Inspiration Boards
Members can submit inspiration boards that include several photos surrounding a theme. Members may use
www.bridalcanvas.com or create their own collage. All photos should include create to photographers and professionals involved. We’d love to feature ABC-OC members’ work here but collages are not restricted to only members.
(see Kelly O’Shiro Events & Snippet and Ink for examples of what we’re looking for)

Policies:
•The ABC-OC blog will seek to promote its members fairly. All members will have the opportunity to submit articles for consideration in the following categories: Business Tips, Snapshots, Real Reels, and Trends. They will also be able to submit Industry and Member News items for ABC-OC to post at their discretion.
•ABC-OC will reserve the right to edit items before posting them on the blog.
•ABC-OC will reserve the right to edit or remove comments posted on the blog.
•ABC-OC will promote all participating vendors from upcoming or past meetings.
•Submissions for The Aisle should be sent to blog@abc-oc.net. Photos (with credit) are encouraged with all posts. Submissions should also include the website of the author.