Post # 1
I’m tired of the same vendors being featured. I want to see new fresh talents! And I’m tired of the same ol’ ideas being recycled over and over again. Anyone feeling the same way? Any other gripes? Any favorite wedding magazine that you can recommend? Or where do you go to get inspiration for your wedding?
Post # 3
I def check out wedding blogs like this one!! If you check out my blog I have a list of the ones I like. I also love going on Theknot.com and Brides.com. If you want unique ideas I def think that online bridal blogs would have more than the magazines do.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
I still buy those magazines because they are portable and I don’t have a wireless internet card yet. But I totally agree, the wedding magazines are lame and the same venders are featured in all the magazines. The only magazine I like (read love) is Martha Stewart. Because she is actually innovative.
I am addicted to wedding blogs. More of my great ideas have come from wedding blogs, and especially weddingbee, than from any magazine.
Post # 5
I think really creative weddings are featured in Grace Ormonde and InStyle Weddings. I find that most of the "new" and "fresh" ideas are often found by looking at other people’s weddings. Even though weddings featured in that magazine cost a lot more than we’re planning to spend, I like trying to find ways to implement the same ideas by DIY.
Post # 6
I do blogs to. Or just be you, this is your wedding do what you want to do. Thats what I’m doing if everyone doesn’t like who care. Its your wedding not theirs.
Post # 7
Blogs, blogs, blogs… One connects to another, connects to something else, and soon you’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of creativity. I have so many things bookmarked that blogs have led me to!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
i used to sub to all of them, but now i only read ms weddings because i think a lot of the crafts can be used for occasions other than weddings. of course i may be biased, but blogs really are the biggest source of information for me.
Post # 9
When I first got engaged a year ago I subscribed to every wedding magazine I could find! Then, they were great because I was brand new to the wedding scene and just beginning to brainstorm about my wedding. Now…it’s a year later, there are 6 months until my wedding, and I’m well beyond the brainstorming stage! Lucky for me, my subscriptions are just about expired. My biggest gripe about wedding magazines is that they don’t offer enough practical advice to brides on a budget. Still, they offer plenty of lovely pictures to look at…but I don’t know if they offer anything that can’t be found online.
Post # 10
I am in LOVE with Southern New England Weddings, it profiels so many beautiful weddings. It is obviously geared towards NEw England with its vendors, but the magazine would be great for people in other areas because the photos are so inspirational and the best I have seen. I also love La Bella Bridal, which is geared towards New England, DC and I think NY.
I think they are better than national publications.
Post # 11
I also got tired of the same old ideas. I got lots more fresh ideas and inspiration by wandering around architectural salvage shops and antique shops, and looking at really old photos of weddings from the 20’s and 30’s.
Post # 12
I agree! I think wedding mags just rehash the same ideas in different colors and with slight variations, for the most part. It always makes me wonder where the really new, innovative, creative writers are. I feel like if you’ve read one mag, you’ve read almost all of them.
I agree that Martha Stewart tends to be good, but I’ve started to draw inspiration not only from blogs but from non-wedding mags. Home decor and entertaining mags are FULL of good ideas, just waiting for someone to give them that wedding twist!
I got tons of ideas for my wedding next January from this year’s Martha Stewart Holiday!
Post # 13
I hear you. I love design blogs for entertaining inspiration and color schemes, and I pay a lot more attention to decor in restaurants/lounges now to see if I can steal ideas.
Post # 14
Thank you for your suggestions. I guess I should look into blogs. What blogs do you recommend for inspiration?
Post # 15
It seems as though half of all wedding mags are gown ads. I do get a lot of ideas, but many of them aren’t as doable as they make it seem. And what’s with them always featuring "real" weddings that cost a fortune. Around here, "real" means doing whatever you can to pull it off with $5,000-10,000….or less. I suppose it does have a lot to do with the ads dictating content and all that, but it would be nice to catch a glimpse of classy weddings done with a TRULY limited budget.
I’ll just start my own. =)
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
MS Weddings is BY FAR the best wedding magazine. You’re right about the others- they’re just recycling the same ideas over and over.
My biggest source of creativity and inspiration are blogs, 100%! Our wedding would be totally lame if it wasn’t for the blog world. 🙂