Post # 1
Good morning Divas!
While sorting through the mountain of bridal magazines that were threatening to take over our home.. I suddenly noticed something:
there are relatively NO ethnic brides on the covers of mainstream bridal magazines.
Unless I’ve missed an issue, every cover is graced by a cookie-cutter, caucasian ‘bride’. Has anyone else noticed this disparity?? Or is truly just me??
Post # 3
It’s not just in your head. Minority ethnic groups are rarely represented (caucasian people are of an ethnicity, too, but I know what you meant).
Post # 4
Completely agree. That’s why I’m thankful for the internet. Because of the internet I was able to find blogs and wedding websites that included ethnic brides.
Post # 5
def not you!!! this is something i noticed and posted about a while ago….i mean do black people not get married??? i was so disappointed when i started recieving wedding magazines and would only see 1 or 2 AA women in the book.
I want a wedding magazine that relates to US, and what we like and enjoy on our weddings!! i couldnt even find a black cater out here that would do a plated soul food dinner without charging me and arm and a leg!!!
its sad and its time for a change…seriously
Post # 6
Nope. I realized this well over 10 years ago. There are threads in this section that list other magazines that target us. Its frustrating. I hate seeing pages and pages of ads and you don’t see a black, asian, latin or even olive skinned woman. Like hello we spend $$$$ to you know.
Post # 7
Nice!! I’m going to have to locate & read your post. Having said that, I don’t understand the editors logic. Surely they realize that brides of color would like to see themselves on the cover of, and within the pages of the pricey bridal magazines that we rush out to purchase every month! Seriously!!! If I look at one more limpid-eyed, half-starved model of non color on the cover of Brides/The Knot/Weddings/Bridal Guide I’m going to scream!! It’s shameful!! And please don’t get me started on ethnic catering!!
Post # 8
Seriously. I notice some in like real life wedding stories and what not, but never any models. Weird. It’s not the magazines fault though. It’s the designers not using non white models.
Post # 9
As a whitest of the white girl (seriously, it doesn’t get much more pale than me) I can def say that you are not alone, there is a definite lack of diversity on the mag pages in bridal magazines.
Which i don’t get, because on a purely superficial level, I happen to think that white dresses look amazing on darker skin tones, so why not showcase that? I had to wear ivory and not white because the white dress was just a hot mess with my pale skin. Ya know?
Post # 10
Yep- totally not just you. There is actually a black wedding magazine called Brides Noir. It’s an ok magazine but definitely not the average, Knot, Brides, Martha Stewart mags that most of us get.
Post # 12
No it is inot just you and it has made me think about somehow changing the game on that….Lets see if my dreams could come true
Post # 13
I came across a magazine called Brides Noir. I order back copies of it to get some ideas. It’s about the same.
Post # 14
No its not just you. I wish I could see more true plus size bridal photos too. And every AA Bride isn’t a runway model. Maybe Essence should do a wedding issue?????
Post # 15
You know…I was thinking the exact same thing while looking at the latest issue of Essence.
Post # 16
I hate it!! I love looking through mags and online for ideas, styles, etc. but get so frustrated when no one in the magazine looks like ME.
We should start our own 🙂