Post # 1
I’m just a waiting bee, but Boyfriend or Best Friend has given me the OK to start looking at wedding magazines and thinks it is adorable that I have them and get so excited. I currently have 4 magazines and I wonder if I have too many, not enough or just the right amount. How many magazines did you bees look through? Did you actually find them helpful, or was it just wishful thinking on the most part?
I hope none of the stuff I like is out of style by the time I get around to buying things. Then this would all really be for naught.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
None, but not because I’ve had the ideas in my head. I just think wedding magazines are unnecessary in the days of the internet.
Plus, from what I could tell when I flipped through one at the salon, it was about 70% advertisements.
Post # 4
So far I think about 10 but I’m sure it’ll be a lot more before March. Honestly, I look for wedding ideas mainly, but I also love just reading the magazines to see the pictures of real weddings and read even about honeymoons to see where we’d want to go on trips later.
Post # 5
I poured through tons of magazines, but started tapering off my reading around the 6 month mark because I felt like everything started repeating itself. I really didn’t need to read the timelines and “can I have a wedding without kids” type sections over and over again (although I know that there are newly engaged brides every month, so I understand the need for it!). I think from pre-planning through the wedding I probably read over 20 different magazines, but loved Martha Stewart Weddings the most of all for the actually useful tips and ideas. Most of the other magazines helped me find my dress style and were just ads otherwise.
Post # 6
I never thought I’d be a girl to buy them…but then I got engaged and bought a couple just to see.
Honestly – I think I feel more confused after reading them than before – information overload!
Post # 7
Oh, I read waaaaayyyyy too many. At first they really freaked me out because they all acted like I was behind even though we started planning at the very beginning of our one year engagement and I thought we were pretty on top of things, but toward the middle and end of our engagement I loved looking at them just because it was fun. I will say, I didn’t really use any ideas I found in them though…just stuff from WB. 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
i had a problem. i put myself on wedding magazine ban.
Post # 9
I have quite a few from even 2 years ago (before being engaged) and styles/looks don’t change too much. funny… i stopped buying them except for maybe 2 after we got engaged. I got most of my “inspiration” pics from the internet. I wouldn’t stock up on too, too many. When I started meeting with vendors I rarely refenced pics from the magazines. Not even dresses, I would see a lot of beautiful dresses, but didn’t use any from the ads as a guide nor did I find “the one” in a magazine. Weird… i know!
Post # 10
I ordered a subscription to just one so I could have ideas arrive at my doorstep. I think it’s nice that magazines have ideas that I may not go actively looking for.
Post # 11
I am addicted to Martha Stewart Weddings. I have every issue for the last two years and I refuse to get rid of them. I bought Brides and a couple other random wedding mags, and I eventually tossed (recycled!) them.
Post # 12
5-10 only because my mom bought them for me. I wouldnt buy them myself otherwise.
Post # 13
I instantly got a subscription to brides magazine! aaaand I may or may not buy a new wedding magazine everytime I see one that looks good.
I have a accordian folder divided into catagories for inspiration pictures from the magazines so I don’t keep them all laying around.
Post # 14
I bought about 15 from a girl on craiglist…briskly went through them…found nothing but the feelings of being overwhelmed and then sold them back on craigslist soon there after. 🙂
Post # 15
I really love magazines… the colours… the glossy paper! I think I’ve got maybe 8 wedding magazines so far. But now I’ve pretty much exhausted them and don’t think I’ll buy any more before the wedding. It was just a way to get excited and day dream. Oh! I just remembered that somehow this local wedding mag got my address. I don’t mind receiving that one though because its produced in my city so its got ads from all the local vendors and some people I know were featured in it. So that’s kind of cool.
Post # 16
Martha Stewart Weddings sounds like something I need to pick up and read. That will put me at 5. Plus Martha has crazy good ideas for everything!
So far I have found a few designers that look like my style, so I marked them so I could go online and look at the whole collection. I’m pretending tht finding cool ideas now will make it easier later. Don’t tell me otherwise! Let me have my moment. 😀 😀