November 2, 2011 Nearly 20% of all marriage proposals happen in December. That's at least double any other month and with an astonishing 38% increase from 2009 to 2010, BRIDES predicts a record number of proposals in December of 2011. These days, prospective grooms are doing whatever they can from filming movie trailers to rewriting crossword puzzles to ensure the moment is not forgotten. But is that what women really want? 49% of women feel over-the-top proposals are more about the guy than the girl.
February 15, 2011 As newly engaged couples start planning, BRIDES takes a comprehensive look into 2011 to reveal the most exciting wedding trends, bridal fashion, reception ideas and honeymoon destinations. It's a whole new world of weddings; new colors, new styles, new concepts and a whole new set of rules.
January 11, 2011 The holiday season brought about the most engagements of the year and there are droves of newly engaged women looking for gowns, starting beauty regiments, making plans and seeking advice. BRIDES to the rescue with guides on everything from shopping to tipping to nips and tuck...and it's all part of the annual COLOR ISSUE, bursting
with stories that explore the full spectrum and ways to integrate your favorite shades.
December 7th, 2010 December is the most popular time of year for couples to get engaged—so BRIDES rings in the New Year with dresses, details and fun wedding ideas. Our Guide to the First 30 Days of Engagement gets couples off on the right foot, pages of featherweight frocks inspire the bride looking for a dress, and money—saving tips keep them on budget.
November 2, 2010 Meet the 2010 finalists and winner of the second annual Operation Dream Dress contest in the December issue of BRIDES. This issue gives a behind—the—scenes look at Operation Dream Dress, and reveals America's next generation of design talent. Our editors received hundreds of sketches, but narrowed the field to five extraordinary dresses. Winner Vanessa Tapia's cutting—edge classic dress graces the cover—plus, she has won $10,000 and her dress will manufactured nationwide by David's Bridal. Then, check out the extraordinary dresses created by all the finalists—Kasia Wisniewski, Megan Lawless, Lynsey Bullock and Tara LaTour.
October 5, 2010 October is quickly becoming the most popular month for weddings—and 10/10/10 will be one of the most popular wedding days of the year. What better time to launch the first-ever White Hot Hope campaign, which takes place throughout October and includes nationwide retail events, special deals and incentives from over 30 top brands and 300 participating retailers, all to benefit Operation Smile and Dress for Success.
August 31, 2010 This month, BRIDES breaks the rules. In the October issue, our editors celebrate modern couples who split with tradition to create weddings that were artistic, eccentric and 100% theirs. Real couples share their out-of-the-box ideas, some of which include bowling alleys, Cher impersonators and paper mâché volcanoes. From fashion to reception, we're bringing inspiration—and giving permission—to break the rules!
August 5, 2010 Fall has become an increasingly popular time for weddings, and BRIDES is kicking the season off in our September issue with amazing fashion. We have fantasy gowns for the big day—as well as some flirty cocktail dresses perfect for all the parties an engaged couple attends. Plus, this month's BRIDES Guide is all about the music—from fun first dances to how to save. Everything is in place for some fantastic fall weddings!
June 29, 2010 Wedding season is still going strong and the August issue of BRIDES is packed with great inspiration and advice for brides—whether they are newly engaged, in the planning stages, or about to tie the knot. Gorgeous fashion details, an easy guide to invitations, and clever favor ideas abound.
June 2, 2010 In our first-ever BRIDES Guide—a new monthly feature tackling one major part of a wedding—the editors have devoted their attention to the mother of the bride (aka the M.O.B.). In the July issue, brides (and their mothers) can find advice, fun ideas, and do's and don'ts-as well as some amazing fashion for mom. Fashion for the bride focuses on shape-proving there is a gorgeous dress out there for every body type!