Makoti Magazine Submissions Guidelines

We require about 15-30 of the best images of your wedding or styled shoot. For engagement sessions, 5-20 images are required.   Images should be sized at 640 pixels wide and at 72 dpi.  If your images are not sized properly, there will be a delay in getting your submission approved.

Watermarks – We prefer images that are not watermarked.  Should we publish your work, your images will include a photo credit.

It may take up to four weeks to get an approval on a submission. Once your submission is approved, we will require you or your client to complete questionnaire. No submissions will be published without a completed questionnaire and list of full vendor credits.  To expedite approval of your submission, we would greatly prefer if you submit the work along with the completed questionnaire at the same time.

While we appreciate your submission, we cannot respond to each and every one. If you submitted an event and have not gotten a response, feel free to email us at: submissions@makotimagazine.co.za to ensure we received it, and/or get feedback on why it was not accepted.

By completing this form you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and understand that in addition to your event being featured on any Makoti platform, it may be shared with one of our partners at Makotimagazine.co.za or Makoti Social Media Posts.  If we choose to share with our partners, you will be notified in advance.

We accept real weddings for print.  Styled shoots are also considered.

To be considered for print, complete the form below.  All Real Wedding submissions are reviewed for inclusion in print first, then online.  If your wedding is accepted for print, you will be notified and hi-resolution images will be requested.  Our print magazine will be released two times a year starting January 2017.  To receive an email notification of our submissions calls, please join our mailing list!

Please note – We do not accept any weddings for print that have been featured elsewhere.

Please do not submit weddings that took place more than 12 months from the date of submission.

Thank you and we look forward to reading your submissions!

Questionnaires

  • For Weddings
  • Full names of couple:
  • Bride/groom email address:
  • Occupations:
  • Wedding date:
  • Wedding location:
  • Tell us how you met and all about the proposal.
  • Wedding Style: Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
  • Culture: Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? If yes, tell us more.
  • Memories: What is your best memory from your wedding?
  • Advice:  What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?

Quick Facts:

  • Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts:
  • Favorite item on the menu:
  • First dance song:
  • Your Vendors:

We like to include a list of vendors to help future brides. Please provide your list of vendors. To prevent delay of your event being posted, please include ALL vendors involved and be sure to include their website addresses where applicable. Provide vendor details for the following that apply: wedding dress designer, wedding dress salon, brides-maids dresses, hair/makeup, shoes, ceremony location, reception location, photography, videography, wedding planner, florist, cake, stationery, event designer, and any other additional vendors.

Please note: We will NOT add any additional vendors after the magazine is printed.

For Engagement Sessions:

  • Full names of couple
  • Bride/groom email address
  • Occupations
  • Wedding date
  • Wedding location
  • Location of Engagement shoot
  • Tell us about how you met and all about the proposal.
  • The engagement session: Describe your engagement session. Did you have a theme?
  • What did you do on your first date?
  • What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
  • How has wedding planning been so far?
  • Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
  • Your vendors: List your photographer and any other vendors you’d like to credit for your engagement session.

For Styled Shoots and Celebrations

  • Full name
  • Company name
  • Email address

Description: Describe the inspiration for your styled shoot or celebration. Tell us what the theme was and specifics on any special elements or details. Celebrations – Make sure to also tell us when the celebration took place and the location.

Your vendors:  We like to include a list of vendors to help future brides. Please provide your list of vendors. To prevent delay of your event being posted, please include ALL vendors involved and be sure to include their website addresses where applicable. Provide vendor details for the following that apply: wedding dress designer, wedding dress salon, brides-maids dresses, hair/makeup, shoes, ceremony location, reception location, photography, videography, wedding planner, florist, cake, stationery, event designer, and any other additional vendors.

Please note: We will NOT add any additional vendors after the post is published.