(Closed) Good Wedding Magazines/Books?

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Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

For ideas? Reading? What exactly do you want out of the books or magazines?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Bridal Guide, Brides…those types you can find at almost any store are good. I’d recommend a wedding organizer/binder. I got one and it was a lifesaver. It had tips/ideas/places to put your own ideas from magazines. Also, sections where you could write down important info/contact numbers, keep track of your contracts. You can find these at a Barnes and Noble from very basic, to a little more extensive.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I use mostly Pinterest for picture ideas since it’s free.  I found that the magazines were just not realistic as far as my budget was concerned.  The only book I found worth purchasing was Bridal Bargains and even brides with huge budgets can use this book for great ideas on venues, dresses, music, etc…  (Extra tip: purchase the Bridal Bargains book used or through Amazon with the spend $25 get free shipping offer.)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Martha Stewart Weddings is the best bang for your buck in terms of wedding magazines!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i subscribe to bridal guide and i also LOVE the bridal bargains book. it came in really handy. it gives tips on ways to cut costs, things to watch out for, reviews on different businesses and designers…my fiance calls it my wedding bible because i don’t make a decision without checking it first, lol.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper

The Knot’s Book of Lists was really helpful to me for keeping track of what needed to be done when!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Real simple weddings. A friend recommended this to me and it was my go to bible. Color palettes, flowers, when the flowers are in season, buget break down, ect.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pinkcrush: no, it’s the 10th edition

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I got a subscription to Brides magazine because it was a great offer but it is so unrealistic as far as prices go for my wedding.  I find myself wondering if people actually really buy the stuff featured in it (and I know people do).  But I like looking at all the gowns, rings, and anything wedding.  Plus any ideas I can DIY myself.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Books – I enjoyed A Prctical Wedding by Meg Keene and The Conscious Bride by Sheryl Nissinen. Not really logisitical planning books but I found them helpful for the other side of wedding stress (emotional, drama, etc.)

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have to second Meg’s ‘A Practical Wedding’ and also Pinterest. I wish so badly Pinterest had been around when I was getting married. I was constantly downloading pictures and uploading them into iphoto to create and create a mood board, it was a mess! I also think Ruffled, Offbeat Bride and some of the smaller blogs (2000 dollar wedding, mybackyard wedding, etc.) can be great for realistic, budget friendly ideas.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have a subscription to Perfect weddings magazine. I also by wedding ideas magazine. I love them – I look forward to getting my new mags each month. For an engagement present to myself I’m going subscribe to Wedding ideas.

When I’m done with them I’m going to pass them on to my newly engaged friends.

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