First Look at BRIDES April/May 2016 Cover

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Brides April/May 2016 Cover

Photo: Christopher Ferguson; Styling by Anda + Masha; Dress by Oscar de la Renta

Calling all brides-to-be! It's time to say yes to the dress... issue! Our April/May 2016 issue is about to hit newsstands and guess what, ladies? It's our annual wedding dress edition, which means hundreds of glossy pages full of gorgeous gown inspiration! Bet you didn't think you finding your dream wedding dress would be this easy, did you?

Looking for something like the modern-fem Oscar de la Renta number on our fresh faced covergirl? Or maybe something to complement your traditional church venue or a seaside destination ceremony? Your hunt for the perfect dress just got a whole lot easier, no matter your bridal style. Our wedding dress issue is full of beautiful ball gowns, sexy sheaths, lacey frocks, and plus-size dress perfection. And curvaceous brides-to-be should listen up! Author and plus-size bride Brittany Gibbons is here to give you the low-down on how to shop for a wedding gown at any size.

But that's not all! After you've got the gown (and the guy!), we'll show you how to get gorgeous for those wedding photos. (Don't make the gown do all the work!) The results of our 2016 Beauty Awards are in and we're giving the gold to our favorite bridal beauty products that'll get you wedding-ready from head-to-toe. Thirty of our hard-to-impress editors tested hundreds of potions and powders to find the best of the best in makeup, skincare, fragrance, and hair, so you can trust that these products will stick around for the first kiss through the last dance.

See more: Fall 2016 Wedding Dress Trends

One bride's beauty look we really loved? TV host Janet Mock's, who rocked sultry bronzed eye makeup for her Hawaiian ceremony. But her wedding day style isn't the only reason to admire this beautiful bride. As a transgender activist, Mock is here to explain why her emotional wedding was "An Impossible Dream Come True."

Ready to see your dream come true? We've got insane wedding cakes and stunning, seasonal reception ideas to help bring your vision to life. Plus, with the most romantic, budget-friendly honeymoons throughout the United States, the excitement doesn't end after your "I do's." (Trust us, the fun is just beginning!)

Subscribe now for the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration. Or pick up the BRIDES April/May 2016 issue when it hits newsstands on March 1.

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