One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of “Wedding Planning” is magazines. They are usually the first bridal thing you’ll buy for yourself and the first bridal gift your friends/family will give to you.
As you can see from the photo, I’m a big fan of wedding magazines for a few reasons:
- Relaxing FUN. While the hustle and bustle of making important decisions and paying important checks can take a stressful toll on you, there is nothing like unwinding with a glass of rose in one hand and a wedding magazine in the other.
- Reading the love stories and wedding stories in these magazines will only get you that much more excited to celebrate your own love story! And you might shed a few tears here and there reading the mushy stuff..who doesn’t love a good cry? 😉
- Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration. Always have post its or a notebook at hand. The more wedding inspo you have, the easier a cohesive concept can be put together.
- Girlfriend time! Invite your girls over and whip out your magazine stash. Time will fly by with laughter (and some more wine) plus you’ll get different perspectives on themes and decorations from your friends!
My #1 tip for wedding magazines: SUBSCRIBE.
Not to all, but I would say at least 3 of your favorite wedding magazines. You won’t believe how quickly accumulating magazines here and there can add up. Wedding mags range from $5 to $20.
Another tip, bookstore dates. Go by yourself, with your groom-to-be and/or with your friends/family. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself at a bookstore, knee-deep in wedding magazines and coffee….and happy as a clam! Bring a notebook or take photos of what inspires you on your phone. It’s a money saver!
Think you’ve seen all there is to see in a wedding magazine? Think again! There is always a fresh idea or perspective out there that can spark your own wedding must-have.
And you may be thinking, why not just stick to wedding websites? I obviously still visit wedding websites regularly, especially for decor ideas. However, magazines offer the absolute newest and noteworthy inspiration out there. Plus, it feels nice to take a break from a computer and actually read a tangible magazine 🙂
I’ll be back soon with more of my personal wedding planning experience!