(Closed) As A Bride – What would you like to see/read?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That job sounds like fun! Just make sure you are happy with your job because if you make a lot of money but aren’t happy it won’t be worth it.

I was certainly not a do-it yourself bride at all. What I found really helpful were articles of questions to ask when picking certain vendors, checklists, and I loved reading about real weddings and seeing how everything came together. Also I needed advice on how to deal with difficult family members. And Darling Husband and I enjoyed the funny stories of things that actually happened at real weddings.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The first thing that popped in my head was DIY tutorials. Especially for those who don’t spend much time on the internet and instead, look to magazines for tips and tricks.

I would also love to see the occassional dress salon reviews. Maybe major city reviews such as LA, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, etc.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love DIY things that are very manageable. Think Semi-homemade with Sandra Lee without the…Sandra Lee 🙂 One thing that bugs me when I look at magazines or articles is that the prices are so outrageous! I know that some lucky ladies have Manolo’s on their big day and can spend tons of money hiring a planner in the coolest/most unique venue in town but for me (and I suspect many brides) it just isn’t practical and/or in the budget. Give me something that is fun, creative, simple, looks great and doesn’t cost me tons of $$$ or time to pull off. I know there are people who have beautiful weddings for under 10 or 15K, invite more than 50 people, feed all those people, AND have a great time. That is what I wish I saw more of. 

Post # 7
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Corilee13- I love the Dear Aby wedding idea 🙂 I know that I used a lot of tips and some of those articles really helped me about talking to different vendors and figuring out ways to keep the peace.

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would love to read about modern ettiquete, I’m having such conflict with two families coming together with different ideas of what is “right”

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

+1 to modern etiquette – with explanations of why the “correct” things are correct.

 

Also, “Things to know” lists – before visiting a salon, hiring a photog, etc.

Diplomacy strategies aka, how to handle family drama.

 

What about some pieces for/from/about grooms too? A “dictionary” of guy responses, ways to get a groom involved, things he won’t bring up but wants to, etc.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like the DIY idea, definitely, with ACTUAL instructions, not just a picture telling us someone made it.

I also agree with PPs who like “real” weddings (i.e. at or under the average budget for a wedding). Yes, it’s nice to see what can be done and to dream big every once in awhile, but looking at $100k or even $40k weddings doesn’t really help me plan mine. I feel like anyone can throw an amazing wedding for a ton of money – I want to see people throwing one on a shoestring budget!

Really, any piece that goes against the grain of “spend everything you’ll ever make because IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE AND YOU DESERVE IT” would be so refreshing to me. Although, I can see how advertisers with the magazine wouldn’t like it.

Post # 11
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

One other thing I just thought of that I think would be interesting is different cultural traditions. I know a couple people recently who attended chinese and indian weddings and were really amazed by the traditions in other cultures. And this could also help another bride who is marrying outside her religion or ethnicity.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with @baliahi1029. Even budget magazines start at $20,000. That’s almost 4x my budget!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would tell them your surveyed other brides and what came out of that but I would not say what website. They can find you and then read all of your posts. And I’m sure you haven’t written anything bad but just think if everything you have ever written on here is what you want a potential employer to see.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would like to see something like “Celebrity Style for the Everyday Bride”, ” Wedding Planning Survival Guide”, ” Wedding Diet 101″

 

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