Heya bees! As summer winds to a close, we are looking to add some new bloggers to our team! If you are planning a wedding through April 2017 and want to write about your planning process, we would love to consider your application to be a Weddingbee blogger.
Updated Blogger Application Guidelines
Because the blogging world has changed a ton since Weddingbee’s inception in 2006, we have recently changed our application guidelines to make the process more accessible. We have previously asked potential bloggers to create their own personal blog and write at least 15 Weddingbee worthy blog posts; we realize this is a lot of posts, especially because across the blogosphere in the past few years, blog posts have gone from casual, almost journal-like, and sometimes very short entries to posts that are longer, more elaborate and planned, and that include more high quality images.
Posts like this take time to compose, which is why we have decreased the requirement to eight posts.
Likewise, we used to ask our Weddingbee bloggers to commit to writing an average of three to four posts a week; we have changed that requirement to two to three posts per week.
Reach Out to a Current Blogger
If you are on the fence about applying to blog or have any questions, our current batch of bloggers are more than happy to give feedback on your application. Feel free to send a private message to one of our bloggers asking for advice. 🙂
Our Available Icons
If you are accepted as a Weddingbee blogger, the first thing you get to do is choose an adorable icon/moniker. The icons are created by our incredible illustrator, BreeAnn (AKA Mrs. Bunting). Here are the currently available icons from our most recent generation, Comfort Food.
Plus, we still have a handful of icons available from previous generations:
Why Blog for Weddingbee?
Our bloggers are volunteers and work hard to write awesome blog posts and share & connect with our community. What do they get out of it? I’ll let our bloggers tell you…
“Blogging for Weddingbee was one of the best decisions of my life! While the blogging experience is something I’ll never forget, the world of Bees is so much more than that. I’ve created so many beautiful friendships and connections that are sure to last a lifetime! The whole experience is much more than I could ever describe and it has honestly changed my life.” ~ Mrs. Sea Monkey
“As an international bride with a destination wedding, being part of the ‘Bee gave me the community I longed for during my planning. We shared excitement about each other’s weddings, and I learned so many tips and great ideas. It made my planning experience a much warmer, more heartfelt time than it would have been if I had done it all on my own.” ~Mrs. Funnel Cake
“The absolute best part of getting married was the Weddingbee community that I gained while blogging. While my marriage was short lived and didn’t last, some of my best friends are bees I met through Weddingbee. I can’t even express how thankful I am for these ladies in my life; we share and swap clothes, we share our lives ups and downs, we give advice in good times and bad. I won’t drop any names, but I know there are several of us who told “the bees” they were pregnant before they even told their husbands. I loved having Weddingbee during wedding planning for photo inspiration and tutorials, but the best part has come afterward: lifelong friendships, a community I know I belong in, and a solid group of ladies I can always go to. Blogging for Weddingbee has changed my life in too many ways to comprehend, all for the better.” ~Ms. Eagle
“On the face, much of planning a wedding seems superficial, but blogging enhanced the experience for me in ways I could have never anticipated—not only because it required me answer “why” we made certain decisions (which helped immensely in making our wedding feel more like “us”), but it also forced me to reflect on Mr. S and me as a couple. Wedding planning was a whirlwind, but sitting down every week to write blog posts allowed me slow down and really appreciate the man I was about to marry and why we were doing all of this to begin with.
And then of course, there are the bees. The notion that I’d form close friendship with strangers over the internet made me side-eye so hard, but now I can’t imagine my life without them. They are an amazing group of diverse, intelligent, kind, and funny women who always know exactly what to say, who are there for each other at a moment’s notice to share in joy and sorrow, answer inane questions, or just for a random laugh when it’s needed most. I am lucky to count myself among them.” ~ Mrs. Squid
For details on how to apply to blog for Weddingbee, head over here.