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DIY Contest...many should submit

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#1 Kits55

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:51 PM

Hi Girls:

I just received an email from a company that is going to publish a DIY book for weddings! You don't "win" anything but if you're project is picked then you can be included in the book! It's a great way for some vendors and DIYers on here to be recognized publicly! I know I have seen A LOT of projects that should be submitted! :)

Below are the rules for making a submission. If you DO submit to the book post your submitted project(s) on this thread so we can all see.

Dear Brides,

WS Publishing Group (publisher of the top 30 best-selling wedding books in North America, WS Publishing Group) is publishing a new book on DIY weddings, and we are looking for the coolest and most creative DIY wedding projects around. Would you be interested in contributing? This is a cool opportunity to plug yourself and your business, get published, and have your projects seen by thousands of people.

Here are the details, and pass this email on to anyone else who might be interested, too!

Send as many projects as you like. If project/s are chosen, you will have those pages in the book attributed to you and your company. If you have a craft-related company, you’ll also go in the Resources section. Free advertising!

We would need the following information for each project:

· Your full name, company, and website

· Materials needed (include necessary resources)

· Approx cost of materials and tools

· Approx time needed for this project (i.e. three months out from the wedding date)

· Steps needed to complete the project and any tips

· A photo of the completed product

· Photos of the important steps of the project

NOTE: Photos must be print-quality, meaning taken on the highest-resolution setting on your camera, about 2 MB in size or larger. Since you will be sending several large photos, please use the free email service MailBigFile.com | Send Large Files - Quick & Easy - Free Service - Web Transfer - Pro & Business Accounts to email DIYweddings@WeddingSolutions.com. Thank you!

While there is no monetary compensation for contributing, this is a cool opportunity to get your DIY projects seen by thousands of engaged couples. Our books are carried in all major bookstores across the US and Canada, as well as on Amazon.com, and have sold millions of copies. The DIY projects will also appear on our social networking site for weddings, WedSpace.

Projects relating to any aspect of the wedding are welcome, but here are the general categories being covered:

- Save the Dates

- Invitations

- Attire: dying shoes, simple alterations on dress, flower girl attire, etc

- Hairpieces: flowers, birdcage veils

- Accessories/jewelry

- Floral arrangements

- Ring pillow/box

- Centerpieces

- Ceremony d©cor: altar, seat covers, wreaths, garlands, etc

- D©cor: chandeliers, signs

- Guestbook

- Photos at wedding

- Placecards

- Table numbers

- Boutonni¨res for groom and groomsmen

- Gifts for wedding party

- Emergency package for bride

- Ceremony programs

- Accessories for your dog!

- Menu

- Cake, desserts

- Bar: personalized wine labels, etc

- Music playlists

- Favors

- Thank you cards

- Photo albums

Contact DIYweddings@WeddingSolutions.com with any questions! We look forward to seeing everyone’s DIY wedding submissions!

Thanks so much,

Brettan Bablove

Editorial Director

WS Publishing Group

WS Publishing Group

#2 wsarah2107

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    Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:59 PM

    this is great! Do you know when the deadline for submissions is?

    #3 Kits55

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    Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:07 AM

    i don't know, but you can contact the email address listed in the post to find out. I received it sometime in late April I think.

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