When planning a wedding, some new brides-to-be hire a wedding planner, some use an online wedding planner, and others take a totally DIY approach. Regardless, most find themselves thumbing through paid wedding magazines for some extra inspo.
Well, we’ve done some thumbing ourselves, and we’ve found some that are packed with tools, tricks, and ideas to make your wedding day a lot closer to perfect.
The diversity of wedding magazines available right now is fantastic, but can also be overwhelming when your time is precious and you’ve got so much to plan. That’s where we come in! Check out our favourite wedding magazines for all sorts of inspiration, practical tips, and much more.
Wedding Magazines To Plan Your Big Day
1. Martha Stewart Weddings
From the queen of all things domestic, we present her majesty, Ms. Martha Stewart. Let’s face it if you could pick your dream wedding planner, who would it be? It would probably be Martha.
But we must accept the reality that no one would have the money to hire Martha. Plus, she’s probably too busy running her empire to moonlight as a wedding planner. Anyway, her magazine is full of all kinds of helpful stuff, including some great DIY tips. We love it. Go get it.
2. MunaLuchi Brides
For decades, brides of color have rarely seen themselves represented in wedding magazines or online publications. If they were, it certainly wasn’t a publication tailored to them specifically.
Luckily, that changed about 10 years ago when MunaLuchi Brides threw down the gauntlet and made it happen by launching their own platform.
Cover to cover, MunaLuchi showcases multicultural weddings, provides terrific style inspiration, and promotes black event professionals at MunaLuchi Coterie.
3. Bridal Guide
by RFP LLC
Bridal Guide magazine is a treasure trove of pretty pictures, which is often just what you’re looking for when planning your wedding. Dresses, florals, cake ideas, theme ideas – it’s all in there. It’s also a good source for finding reputable national vendors.
4. The Pretty Pear Bride
The Pretty Pear Bride is another groundbreaking publication for brides who just don’t see themselves represented in mainstream bridal magazines.
The website publication features real wedding stories, blogs, and other content of interest to new brides. If you subscribe, they offer a free guide on eliminating negative self-talk and building confidence along your wedding journey.
They also offer a specialty fashion guide for curvy and plus size brides. The “Curvy Bridal Suite” features information on bridal salons who carry wedding dresses, lingerie, and accessories for the plus-size bride.
5. The Knot Fall 2021
Although it doesn’t enjoy the rank of a “veteran wedding mag,” The Knot has really raised the wedding bar high with the quality of information, services, and content it provides. Both the website and the printed magazine are a treasure trover bridal resources.
6. World Bride Magazine
World Bride Magazine focuses on diversity by showcasing weddings from a global perspective. They cover destination weddings, vendors, and attire for both brides and grooms (’cause it ain’t always just about the dress, you know). They also offer tons of other practical information that any international bride would need for an amazing wedding experience.
7. 2021 Sophisticated Weddings
This particular issue of Sophisticated Weddings is the New York edition. That being said, it’s still worth perusing for aesthetic inspiration and ideas for venue choices, catering, cakes, floral, and more. The idea of a whirlwind wedding in NYC is pretty awesome dreaming material, too.
8. Inside Weddings Fall 2020
This is practically the bible of fall wedding ideas. It’s got so much stuff packed in one issue, you could probably plan the whole kit and kaboodle with it! Inside Weddings has been around and in print for a long time and there’s clearly good reason for their longevity. If you’d like more inspiration from them, you can subscribe to receive their new issues or get some of their back issues if you prefer those.
9. Southern Bride Spring 2021
There really is something very romantic about a southern wedding, particularly since so many southern destinations have magical outdoor venues. If you want to gather some inspiration and ideas based on good old-fashioned (yet modern) southern charm, this magazine is a fantastic resource.
Planning A Wedding Has Never Been Easier
We know those of you who are in the thick of it all probably want to reach through your screen right now and choke us for saying that wedding planning has never been easier. And we get where you’re coming from, but the scope and breadth of the resources available for brides-to-be (and their finances too!) are light years ahead of what they used to be.
Whether you’re planning a wedding or just thinking about planning one, the resources that a paid wedding magazine provides might make the process a little easier. Happy page flipping!
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