When it comes to finding your dream dress, planning the best wedding ever or deciding on just the right honeymoon spot for your getaway, our November/December 2013 issue has you covered!
You’ll find fashions that are ideal for your body type,
Chic, sophisticated gowns with a stylish, retro vibe:
...and the prettiest party-perfect looks for your attendants, from the littlest flower girl to your junior bridesmaids and BFFs:
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our fun shoot here — we asked the girls to decribe their dream weddings, and their answers are just precious:
We also feature some of the hottest new trends:
Along with dazzling accessories for your fabulous finishing touch.
You are going to be a beautiful bride — guaranteed!
Of course, before you take that walk down the aisle, there’s plenty of planning to do. Check out David Tutera’s “Dos and Don’ts” to help get you started:
And for some creative, genius ways to up the romance in your wedding, turn to “The Sweetest Things.” I promise, you will definitely want to incorporate some of these amazing ideas into your own celebration.
I also love the colorful ideas on our “Party Planner “ pages, especially if you’re having out-of-town guests and want to greet them with a welcome party or day-after brunch.
Another favorite story showcases a selection of pink-themed gifts (for you, friends, family) that give a portion of their sales proceeds to breast cancer research. There’s no better time than now to share your joy and give back to such a worthy cause. Plus, you’ll find more great products here.
Depending on your reception site, many of you may need to rent chairs, tables, linens, perhaps a tent or photo booth. “The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Rentals” reveals some of the hottest wedding rental items today, offers advice on what you need to consider if renting and lists the essential questions to ask your vendors. After all, a well-informed bride is a worry-free bride!
Wedding planning and spending money go hand-in-hand, and couples often find that the expense involved is much higher than they originally expected. In fact, lots of brides and grooms face sticker shock when they receive their final bills. To help you avoid unexpected surprises, we reveal the hidden costs of weddings and how you can avoid them in “Read the Fine Print.” Keep this on hand and refer to it often (you’ll thank us later!).
Every bride should take a break from planning and just daydream about…what else? your honeymoon— that amazing once-in-a-lifetime trip. Be sure to take our quiz to find out what type of honeymoon suits you two best.
If you both crave sun, sand and surf, you’ll love these cool Caribbean retreats:
...as well as these top all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.
If “something different” appeals to you, consider a visit to the beautiful Emerald Isle:
...or a country where you can indulge your inner oenophile and enjoy spectacular scenery along with magnificent wineries.
I’ve only just scratched the surface of all this issue has to offer. You’ll also find etiquette advice, a great wedding-dress workout, gorgeous hairstyles, exquisite wedding bands, real weddings and more. Enjoy the issue, and do let us know what other stories you’d love to see in Bridal Guide.
Featured: Mindy Weiss on How to Save Money on
Your Wedding Without Sacrificing Style.
Get more planning advice here.