Is it getting hot in here? It could be just the sun-shiny weather, but it could also be the excitement from all the "I dos" on the horizon! It's wedding season, kids! And in-between bouncing from romantic ceremony to boozy cocktail hour to reception dance floor—and back again—it's time to get planning the big-day details of your own upcoming nuptials. And just in case all the wedding invites coming your way this summer aren't enough to get you in the mood, our latest issue sure will. The Brides June/July 2017 issue is hitting newsstands, and is somehow even more jam-packed than your social calendar!
So, how are we celebrating wedding season? For starters, with 254—count 'em, 254!—fresh ideas to inspire brides-to-be. Want a taste? Well, it doesn't get much tastier than advice from cake baker extraordinaire Janderyn Makris, whom we've tapped for the lowdown on how to satisfy a serious sweet tooth—on a budget. We're also clueing you in on the high-drama, low-cost floral trend that's currently sweeping the wedding world. Get inspired by these lush (and totally wallet-friendly) arrangements and learn how to get the luxe look.
Need another reason to go out and get your hands on this mag? With the sun shining right outside your office window, your mind is bound to be drifting to your future honeymoon escape with your soon-to-be spouse. (Sorry, boss!) And the Brides 2017 Honeymoon Awards, our annual roundup of the world's sexiest resorts, destinations, cruises, and more, is perfect daydream fodder. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a five-night honeymoon in Maui! Can you say score?
But let's not get ahead of ourselves... You've still got a big day to plan! Thumb through the countless gorgeous gowns on these glossy pages that'll have you strutting down that aisle in style. And if those summer rays aren't enough to get you glowing, celeb nutritionist Kimberly Snyder is sharing five smoothie recipes that'll make you look as good as you feel when you say "I do."
And just in case wedding planning isn't giving you the high it should and you're in need of a little pick-me-up (have you seen the news lately...?), we've covered the swoon-worthy stories of eight couples who love without borders—blending cultural traditions, families, and faiths for even more perfect unions.
So what you are waiting for, bride-to-be?! It's time to get your hands on our June/July 2017 issue. Wedding season waits for no one!
Subscribe to BRIDES now for the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration.