Inside the New Issue

Hot off the presses! Our January/February 2012 issue, on the stands now, is filled with a whole new world of wedding news.


We asked some of the country’s top wedding pros to reveal the biggest trends for the upcoming year—from invitations to flowers to menus, cakes, music and more.


You’ll find out what’s in, what’s out, and get inspired by some of their totally cool ideas.

We also have plenty of gorgeous gowns to choose from as well as savvy dress-shopping tips from TLCs “Say Yes to The Dress” star, Randy Fenoli. I’ve known Randy for many years and not only is he a true fashion guru but he’s also just written a terrific book, It’s All About the Dress (Grand Central Publishing). Randy’s a delight and a very talented designer himself: Trust me, he really knows how to make a bride look her very best.

Randy also has a new show, "Randy To The Rescue," scheduled to premiere next summer! 

Our other all-time favorite TV star and BG contributor, David Tutera of WEtv’s “My Fair Wedding”, will have you looking absolutely beautiful, too. His tips on wedding-day makeup are a must-read:

And you’ll love the fashions in this issue! Our fashion team traveled to sunny Mexico to photograph some of the dreamiest dresses at the appropriately named Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya. Here’s a peek at a few of these beauties:




Wouldn’t you just love to be swinging on that hammock?

Why not take a break from the wedding planning for a bit and skip right over to our gorgeous honeymoon travel stories to plan your trip of a lifetime.

There are amazing stories on Tahiti:


The Caribbean:

And Mexico:

As well as other great destinations like Turkey, Antigua, Turks & Caicos and more—you’ll have a hard time deciding just where to go.

Now, back to the wedding planning! We all know that no matter how many months it takes to plan or how many times you review your checklists, something is bound to go wrong! You don’t want to panic or morph into a bridezilla on your wedding day, so take a look at “Crisis Control” to see how you can best avert day-of disasters.

And, of course, you want to have a fabulous, unforgettable celebration without incurring bills that can’t be forgotten. Check out “50 Ways to Save” to keep your budget intact and your back account solid:

And you’ll love the genius tips from florist and author, Michael Gaffney, on how to trim your flower costs:

There are lots of other fantastic articles in this info-packed issue like how to lose those last 10 lbs., bridal shower ideas, dazzling jewelry and cool cocktails (for weddings or any time!). Have fun reading the issue, and let us know if there are any topics you’d love for us to cover in a future issue.

—Diane Forden