(Closed) Is it me? Or are Ethnic brides missing in action from mainstream bridal mags??

posted 7 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Morning Diva!!

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
7387 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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 # 8
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
24 posts

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 # 16
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 🙂

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