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!

bridal guide november december 2013 cover

You’ll find fashions that are ideal for your body type,

bridal guide november december style finder best dresses for your shape

Chic, sophisticated gowns with a stylish, retro vibe:

chic gowns from jazz age inspiration

...and the prettiest party-perfect looks for your attendants, from the littlest flower girl to your junior bridesmaids and BFFs:

dresses for flower girls and junior bridesmaids

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:

bridal guide november december 2013 runway report

Along with dazzling accessories for your fabulous finishing touch.

jewelry ideas from bridal guide november december 2013

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:

david tuteras tips to help you with wedding planning planning do's and dont's

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.

amazing things to incorporate into your wedding sweet ideas from bridal guide november december 2013 issue

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.

party planning ideas from bridal guide

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.

pink products to support BCA month

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!

ultimate guide to wedding rentals

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!).

hidden wedding costs bridal guide november december 2013

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.

honeymoon style quiz bridal guide november december 2013

If you both crave sun, sand and surf, you’ll love these cool Caribbean retreats:

caribbean chic honeymoon ideas from bridal guide november december 2013 well as these top all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

top all-inclusive resorts in mexico bridal guide november december 2013

If “something different” appeals to you, consider a visit to the beautiful Emerald Isle:

travel snapshot ireland honeymoons in ireland bridal guide november december 2013

...or a country where you can indulge your inner oenophile and enjoy spectacular scenery along with magnificent wineries.

cheers places to go for honeymoon bridal guide november december 2013

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.

—Diane Forden