From Diane's Desk

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Hello everyone! This is Diane Forden, Editor in Chief of Bridal Guide magazine. Let me congratulate all of you brides-to-be out there on your engagement. You must be so excited to be planning your wedding and well, maybe you’re a bit overwhelmed and anxious, too. That’s why I’m here to help. I’d like to know what’s on your mind, what questions you may have, what’s bothering you and what you like and don’t like about the whole wedding planning process. So please write, let me know your thoughts and ask any questions.

Smart Advice for Stepparents

It’s a given that not every wedding is a first-time marriage. In fact, many of you may be marrying someone who has tied the knot before and you’ll be his children’s step parent.... READ MORE

November 1, 2013

Fabulous Flowers for Fall Weddings

I find autumn an especially beautiful time of year to marry. The colors are gorgeous and the décor ideas are plentiful... READ MORE

September 27, 2013

Inside the New Issue

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... READ MORE

September 17, 2013

A Dream Come True: Bride with Cancer Receives Fantasy Wedding

An incredibly moving story came across my desk recently that I’d like to share with you... READ MORE

September 16, 2013

Beach Baubles: Jewelry with a Sentimental Flair

Here’s a genius idea for those of you who had (or will have) a destination, lake or beachside wedding or plan to honeymoon at a beach resort — jewelry designed with sand from those destinations... READ MORE

September 5, 2013

A-List Celebrations: Celebrity Wedding Trivia

Attention, all pop culture fans! Weddings/365 by Harvey Solomon is a fun, fascinating, and thoroughly-researched read you’re sure to love... READ MORE

August 29, 2013

How to Prepare for Your Marriage

It’s a given that in these months before you take that walk down the aisle you’re fully immersed in all things bridal: find a dress, book a site, research and hire vendors, choose your wedding party and on and on.... READ MORE

August 23, 2013

Wedding Photo Etiquette

At a wedding I recently attended, I couldn’t help but notice how impossible it was to get a decent shot due to the number of other guests armed with cell phones, iPads or digital cameras... READ MORE

August 13, 2013

Etiquette Q&A: "Do We Have to Invite Kids to the Shower?"

Editor-in-chief Diane Forden answers a reader's biggest etiquette question. ... READ MORE

August 9, 2013

Top Wedding Date: Going by the Numbers

Brides love choosing unique dates for their weddings. Last year, 10/11/12 and 12/12/12 were popular choices and this year, the frontrunner is, hands down, 11-12-13 according to the David’s Bridal "What’s on Brides' Minds 2013 Survey... READ MORE

August 2, 2013

Featured: David Tutera on How to Keep Your Reception Fun. See more Q&As with David