Congratulations to all newly-engaged and soon-to-be-engaged brides-to-be! We know you’re over the moon and super-excited about marrying the love of your life. We also know that many of you may be feeling just a teeny bit overwhelmed right now (OK, maybe a lot). After all, you hope to find the perfect dress, plan the best wedding, determine your favorite honeymoon spot and not go broke in the process! Relax. Our January/February 2014 issue addresses all of your fashion, planning, budget and honeymoon needs.
Plus, as an extra bonus, you’ll get a free Destination Wedding planner!
Everything you need to know about marrying away is in this handy guide, from a step-by-step planning calendar and answers to your etiquette questions to tips for your guests and budget advice. Your dream of exchanging vows on a romantic, tropical beach can come true!
Speaking of exotic locales, you’ll also love the destination-perfect dresses featured in this issue. These chic, sexy styles are ideal not only for weddings away but also for celebrations close to home.
You’ll also find gorgeous new gowns at surprisingly affordable prices that will have you looking your absolute best.
There’s more: Fanciful, princess-worthy gowns and fab accessories.
…and the latest hits from the runway, featuring short, flirty dresses as well as elegant gowns with stylish sleeves and wraps.
When it comes to planning your big bash, we’ve got the hottest new wedding trends to help get you started.
Discover what some of the most popular trends are this year in cakes, colors, flowers, invitations, menus and music.
And, if you really want your celebration to be unique (and love doing a DIY project or two!), be sure to check out “Your Wedding, Your Way” for a slew of fun, inspiring ideas guaranteed to make your party unforgettable.
Without a doubt, you’re probably thinking about your budget right about now. “Do we really have enough to pull off the party we want?” “Will we go into debt?” (Never a good thing) “How do we know if we’re spending our money the right way?” To answer your questions, we went directly to the source — the newlyweds who’ve been there, done that and who tell us just what was worth the splurge and what wasn’t. Their words of wisdom will definitely help you determine how best to allocate your dollars.
Once you’ve found your dress, booked your reception site and lined up your vendors, you’ll want to think about planning a fabulous honeymoon… and we have a fantastic section filled with all the latest news on romantic getaways around the world.
Did you love your tree house as a kid? Well, you can now stay in any one of these unique “tree house” suites for a fun, cozy and romantic experience.
If chilling poolside is your thing, be sure to read our story on the best pools at resorts throughout the Caribbean.
Mexico is hot, hot, hot! And there are plenty of terrific options for honeymooners — no matter your budget — from tucked away haciendas to five-star resorts.
And who doesn’t dream about the ultimate escape? Finding that hidden gem of an island, where your only concern is when to order your next piña colada? Check out our story on some truly incredible islands around the globe that promise a blissful, get-away-from-it-all honeymoon.
There’s so much more featured in this issue, including sexy bridal shoes, the perfect makeup colors for your skin tone, beautiful real weddings and even more great ideas for your reception. The January/February 2014 issue… it’s a fantastic start to the New Year!