(Closed) Lack of Representation Rant: Aint a D*MN black bride in the bunch!

posted 10 years ago in African-American
Post # 47
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I found an e-magazine for AA brides a while back…I was searching thru Barnes and Noble, it was a nice magazine after I downloaded it but I think it only comes out quarterly. I’m at work so I can’t look up the actual name of it but if you go to Barnes and Noble its there.

Post # 48
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I went and did  a lil backtracking, its BB&G, they’re online, on FACEBOOK, TWITTER…etc. Also I confirmed my info, you can download it from BarnesandNoble but you have to also download a program called Zinio. Best wishes

Post # 49
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i feel quite strongly about this. I am marrying a white man. I don’t think that matters, naturally but it is making it a little difficult for me to envision myself standing next to him in this gown or that one because….that’s NOTHING like what i’ll look like. SO FRUSTRATING. i can’t wait til my mother gets ahold of some of these mags. she’s 10000% the person to spend her saturday afternoons writing hate mail to these mags.

Post # 50
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Busy Beekeeper

I just don’t get whats so hard for a magazine too be inclusive of a variety of skintones, ethniticies and cultures. How beautiful would that be see a redhead, blond, brunette. or a girl with some rad punk dyes mixed in with hairstyles that feature locs or super short hair cuts. When will real women be truly represenated?

Post # 51
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@dooneybell: lol at the hate mail

Post # 52
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was just having this convo the other day with my Maid/Matron of Honor. I am like the designers and mags dont feature a diverse group of women in their ads! I was looking for Bridesmaid or Best Man colors and was wondering what it would look like on AA skin! It is a shame and we should speak up and write and call and make some noise or else nothing will be accomplished! There are plenty beautiful brides of color and weddings of color that need to be seen in the ads and as models for dresses! When I have my wedding which will be fab, I want to submit it to any and every magazine that will feature it, so AA and brides of color can see we have Fab weddings too!

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@PrincessHollywood: maybe if enough of us flood their boxes, they’ll get the hint

Post # 54
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Wannabee

Hey guys I’m just finding this post and understand where you are coming from!! Recently I got engaged and have been searching through various bridal magazines to get inspired.

I came across Munaluchi Bridal Magazine they are a really good bridal source for women of color! They go into detail about trends, culture, real weddings, and even feauture special resorts in Africa that other bridal magazines dont talk about.

Also they look out for the young future brides like myself! I just discovered there doing a gown give away from the movie “Jumping the Broom”, which seems to look like it will be a really good movie!!

The contest is about the most compelling story of your engagement and how both you and your mate’s backgrounds are complete opposites in 200 words or less!! If you enter your story you will be entered to win the same gown Paula Patton wore or pick a different gown of your choice by the designer Anjolique!! Along with the gown you will receive two tickets to the premiere in LA! Needless to say I defenately entered myself into the contest!! To enter click here

I just felt I had to share those two things with you guys! Us future brides have to look out for each other!! Wink

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well didn’t you know? Only white people get married. *vomit*  I’m sorry! I’m one of those ambiguously ethnic looking girls (I’m eastern European) but feel more Middle Eastern most of the time. I haven’t actually bought any magazines, but I’ve noticed that I can’t remember ever seeing a dress model with black hair. 

It’s infuriating, but I think its part of the Wedding Industrial Complex. The thing is, the only way I think we can really fight back with this, is to use our voices. Write editors and talk about it. Point out that how much someone spends on a wedding is not related to their skin color. And we can vote with our dollars. Don’t buy a magazine if it can’t feature women and families of all colors. (I admit, itd be nice if they showed weddings that cost under 100K too, but hey, who doesn’t?) 

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