The groundhog says springtime is more than six weeks away, but that doesn’t mean brides-to-be can’t start thinking about their impending springtime nuptials.
"We are always providing fresh ideas for brides and, with this spring issue, the excitement starts with the new cover design and continues throughout the magazine," says Stacie Francombe, founder and editor-in-chief of Get Married Media. "In addition to a plethora of inspirations, brides will find humor, deals, advice and tools that channel all the excitement weddings should have."
The "Runway Confections" feature breaks color boundaries with lovely blush and golden gowns, featuring standout florals, low backs and unique pickups, as well as two-in-one frocks that allow brides to switch it up from ceremony to reception. Also included are hand-picked jewelry, shoes, purses and other accessories that match each trend, as well as high-fashion looks for less than $1,000, advice for grooms on how to rock the latest tux trends and garden-party-inspired bridesmaids' dresses.
Get Married's cover story "Register This" focuses on registry and advice for the modern bride —what she needs and needs to know about her tabletop style.
The “Get Planning” section debuts a new paper concept for brides and grooms available at shop.getmarried.com — couple cards. These little organizers are business cards for today's busy couples. Brides-to-be can give to wedding vendors or hand to family and friends, making it easy to share information. Plus, couples can customize with a barcode on the back during online checkout, which allows guests to snap it with their smart phones to access a personal wedding website.
Delectable to diet
Whether brides are watching their waistline or not letting a scrumptious cake go to waste, this issue showcases fabulous wedding cakes as well as how to keep your figure in wedding-ready shape.
Crack us up
This issue rolls out a brand new back page concept called “You Crack Us Up,” showcasing reader-submitted funniest wedding photos. Submit funny photos at http://www.getmarried.com/funniest-wedding-pictures.
This issue marks the launch of "Wedding Pulse," a department in the “Get Inspired” section, with bites of trend news that makes wedding planning exciting and fun, from a new ring-buying app to chalkboards in wedding décor.
Get Married's recently announced its “Party On!T” platform, a feature that enables couples to document, live and relive their weddings online, in an amazingly simple, dynamic and interactive way. From weddings, engagement parties and bridal showers to bachelor and bachelorette parties, Party On!T users will have the convenience of having all photos, video, comments and status updates from anyone attending their event, gathered automatically in one place, eliminating the frustration of having to manually surf multiple online sources to find memorable moments. Create an album for free at http://www.getmarried.com/party-on.
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Getting married and still in search of some luscious jewels to wear on your Big Day? Let me help you cross this item off your to-do list by checking out a plethora of choices from Stella & Dot's NEW 2011 spring/summer collection. Save your pennies for that new house by opting for a variety of necklaces, bracelets and earrings from the Day to Night portfolio, perfect for daytime showers to nighttime parties. Outfit your flower girls and junior bridesmaids with pieces from the little girls' line. Or opt for teal or navy totes as bridal party gifts.