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Best value wedding magazine
Wedding Ideas Magazine
Member Name: Holland1
Wedding Ideas Magazine
Advantages: Great value, down-to-earth ideas, brilliant if you're on a tight budget
When my partner and I got engaged about a month ago, I did what every bride to be (or B2B as this magazine would call me!) does and went to the local supermarket to peruse the wedding magazine section. I was amazed at how much choice there was, and couldn't believe there were so many specialist magazines. As well as the general wedding ones, there were magazines focusing on wedding flowers, wedding hair and wedding venues
I flicked through a few and noticed very quickly that the general themes, articles and styles of these magazines are quite similar. They have the usual directory at the back and lots of adverts in between. One thing I noticed that did vary considerably, was the target audience, as one magazine had a special feature on accessories but the cheapest was about £500!
I picked up "Wedding Ideas" because I was drawn to its size (it fits in your handbag so you can flick through it on public transport without looking like Bridezilla!), and also it looked a little more down to earth than some of the others. It has lots of money saving ideas which is great for people like me who are on a tight budget, and there is a really nice section of real life weddings, where you pick up more ideas from real life brides that you might not have considered previously. There's a lot of information in this magazine as well, and considering the price is £2.99, it offers much better value for money than a lot of the other wedding magazines, which average at around £5 each and are bulked out with adverts.
The articles in it were really useful, including what to expect from your bridesmaid, 20 ways to personalise your day, and how to save a fortune by getting your family involved in the preparation. There were also lots of pictures to suit every colour scheme possible, ranging from bridesmaid dresses to wedding favours. I loved the section on hairstyles which was designed for you to be able to cut our your favourite and take it to your hairdresser.
After reading this magazine from start to finish, I had picked up lots of ideas about our theme, and had lots of ideas about how I wanted my hair and what my dress might look like. I also had a list of websites to check out, and some excellent money saving ideas. I was already looking forward to the next edition of this magazine, and made the decision I wouldn't buy any others but would save my cash and put it towards the wedding. Maybe after getting a couple more editions and I've started choosing things I won't need to buy this magazine for ideas anymore, but it still makes a really nice read for any bride-to-be.
Summary: A good value buy