Firstly, a big congratulations to all the team at Ireland’s Wedding Journal as they are now officially the largest selling bridal magazine in Ireland selling an impressive 17,001 copies per issue for the first 6 months month’s of the year!
As expected this edition is seriously promoting the Wedding Show’s in City West & Mill Street in Cork early 2008. They are running again The Bride of the Year competition but this time with a twist. You have to attend the show, go into a specially designed booth (along the lines of Big Brother) and have your 2 minutes to convince the “powers-that-be” that you are the deserving winner of this prize. So whether it’s an impromptu 2 minutes or a well-rehearsed speech – it’s definitely worth a go!
Some new websites to check out for various ideas:-
As always, some beautiful wedding dress on show throughout the magazine from various shops & designers. There’s a lovely feature on pages 59 – 62 re place names and how to dress your table. Well worth checking out!
Lace is seemingly going to be a huge feature of your wedding dress for 08/09. Not everyone is a fan of lace so let’s hope our favourite designers set their own trends and not just follow them!
Cosmetic surgery can always be a touchy subject with some people but WJ have done their research and give their honest opinion on various treatments. So if you’re thinking of having any “work” done before the big day, make sure to read this feature. (pages 133 – 135).
As most couples co-habit before marrying one would image that you’d spoken about just about everything before the Big Day but have you?? According to WJ there are the 8 Rules of Engagement before you tie the knot. (Check it out 142 – 143).
A stunning ring from Bernard English on page 149 – sorry! had to mention it, you’ll see why when you see it.........
Brides who like a bargain, check out The Wedding Dress Sale Outlet in Dundalk. 042 9329631.
Some fab flowers ideas on pages (167 – 174). Lots of styles, shapes & flowers to suit just about everyone’s taste & budget.
A fantastic honeymoon section. I don’t know if this will spoil or confuse you – probably both! The real life weddings are just lovely with a one bride wearing a short dress and she’s looks just as good as any of the other brides. It’s all about having the confidence to wear what you want and being comfortable in it.