(Closed) Is anyone else shocked at all the bridal magazines shutting down??

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have to say, after I found WB, I stopped buying the magazines because they were nowhere near as helpful as what I found here!

Either way, I’m still somewhat shocked they are all shutting down. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, I actually didn’t know this info!

@Mr. Bee – I just saw that you actually do have old blog posts! But why is your bee here not wearing blue suspenders?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I knew about Elegent Bride and Modern Bride. But InStyle Weddings too? That makes me sad. That was the one magazine I bought even when I wasn’t even thinking about getting married-it’s more style focused than bride focused imho.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think the bridal mags are all the same (minus Instyle).  They all are basically catalogs of dresses.  Things that we can find easier online.  Plus they’re expensive.  

Instyle is another duck though.  They were more over the top celebrity styled and I think that has really gone by the wayside lately.

 

Honestly, i haven’t bought one other than the one Martha mag earlier this year.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m actually not surprised. A lot of magazines have shut down so why would the wedding industry mags be any different and I think the wedding mags are so behind the times. They are all the same and so focused on the dress ads. If the remaining wedding mags want to stick around, they need to think outside the box, like the blogs.

I got a postcard yesterday telling me that my subscription to Elegant Bride would be replaced by Brides.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Yes! And saddened. They were really helpful to me when planning my wedding, at first. And just fun to look at.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have never purchased a bridal magazine!  Granted, I’ve only been engaged since September… but I never had the urge, not even a little to buy a wedding mag.  Weddingbee, The Knot and other wedding sites have given me more than enough info! 

I can definitely see how sites like these could have decreased magazine sales… but IMO magazines need to find ways to compete with all of the great, free content available online! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Yeah, I’m sad they’re out. I really loved reading them, they were always good to use for pulling out inspiration pictures. I love blogs, but mags are portable and easier to read than a iphone/netbook!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

One. And no, ad sales are down with every magazine I would assume. It’s probably much cheaper to run Web sites and I think with more women going to college, more women in the workforce, and less people getting married due to less social pressures, publishers were bound to stop priting bridal magazines. Also with the economy, haute retailers that advertise in most of those magazines are assuredly seeing sales slump, and might be directing most of the ads to much cheaper venues. The print world as we know it may not be here in 20 years.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think magazines still have their place to some extent. For me, they were a great starting point.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Not surprised — the blogs are such a great source of info.  I did like the InStyle Weddings issue but that’s because I just love that magazine. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

InStyle too?!? I’ve never bought one bridal magazine but I think it’s really crappy that all these publications are shutting down. A friend of mine used to work for a woman’s athletic magazine until it was shut down.

… and don’t get me started on Domino Mag. I’m still in mourning.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ahh…thanks for the info. I agree…your present Bee > suspenders Bee

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