OFD News: Wedding Planner Magazine

Back in my JMU days (Go Dukes!), Charlottesville was *the* place to escape to on any given weekend. Between the idyllic landscape and rich history, it very quickly turned into a proverbial “home away from home” for me.

Fast forward to just over four years ago when OFD Consulting was in its infancy, and I had the pleasure of connecting with wedding professionals throughout the area once again. Over the years, I’ve always looked forward to jumping on the highway for the easy hour drive west for theCCWEP gatherings, workshops, and inspiration shoots.

So when my friend and colleague Ike Allen, Publisher of Wedding Planner Magazine, approached me about taking over as Editor of the publication, I didn’t have to think twice.

The next issue will be coming to Charlottesville this Winter and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside Ike and the Wedding Planner Magazine team.When official news, once public, was met with a great deal of virtual hugs and high fives, and I’m grateful to the Charlottesville wedding community for welcoming me with open arms.

So it’s with that, that I’d like to share the editorial opportunities available to area wedding professionals for the coming issue:

The Wedding Planner Magazine inspires stylish and trend setting brides getting married in the Charlottesville area. We pride ourselves on showcasing the best of the region’s talented wedding professional community.

And so we are reaching out again to the have as many of you as possible share in 3 editorial opportunities for showcasing your products and services in our upcoming January Issue.

1) Tips From The Experts:

If you had one piece of advice that you could give the newly engaged area bride , what would it be? We are looking for your very best tips to be submitted between now and December 1st to Tips should be no more than 50 words and we ask that you please include your full name and company’s name. Our favorites will be included in a newly created section in the next issue.

2) Real Weddings:

We encourage wedding professionals and brides to submit Charlottesville area weddings that   have taken place within the last year.  We are looking for the area’s most beautiful weddings with personal touches and inventive details.

Please select (30) hi resolution, fully edited, watermark free images (300 dpi) and submit via to Among these images must be at least 3 full length vertical shots of the couple. The rest can be an assortment of great detail and people shots from the ceremony and reception.  You must have permission from the photographer before submitting.

Please specify if the images have been previously published as we give great preference to exclusive submissions. We impose no restrictions on publication elsewhere after appearing in The Wedding Planner Magazine. The deadline for submission is December 1st, 2013. and all weddings chosen for publication will be notified within 2 weeks of this closing date.

3) Editorial Images:

We love to fill our pages with wedding images to complement our planning articles. From photos of the cake, flowers and stationery to your favorite shots of the couple, we’d love to see what you’ve got!

Please send up to (15) wedding hi resolution images from your portfolio  via or  Images must be watermark free and we will happily credit you if accepted.

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr columnist to wedding marketing journal WedLock magazine and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us