Wedding season is in full bloom and suppliers are readying themselves for one of their busiest times of the year as brides draw inspiration from the red carpet, catwalk and celebrity weddings.
We’ve compiled a list of our top ten Australian wedding magazines to help take the hard work out of planning your perfect day.
Hello May Magazine
Winner: Best ‘Connecting couples to creative vendors’ Award
The brainchild of editor Emma and designer Sophie, Hello May recognised the need for inspired couples to connect to their vendors. Their visually stunning online and print magazines showcases real weddings with clickable links to book venues, florists, photographers and dress makers. You could have your entire wedding planned from the comfort of your lounge room.
Winner: Best ‘After the big day’ Award
Couples in the throes of wedding planning rarely give much thought to the post-honeymoon period. And with good reason- every ounce of energy is being taken up by securing the very best suppliers who can bring your visions to life. When the hype has died down and you’re back to the daily grind of household chores, working and paying bills it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. White magazine’s Happy Life section pays homage to the adage ‘I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding’. Read up on how to keep the spark alive once the confetti has been cleared.
Bride to Be Magazine
Winner: Best ‘I’m taking this design to my dressmaker!’ Award
A stalwart of the wedding magazine club, Bride to Be is filled to the brim with stunning gowns straight from the world’s catwalks. Sift through hundreds of images both online and in print until you find the ‘the one’. Dressmakers can create a one-off design for you, inspired by some of the most beautiful couture pieces, and at a fraction of the cost!
Modern Wedding Magazine
Winner: Best ‘Website for list-makers’ Award
Industry leaders and ‘Australia’s Favourite Bridal Magazine’, Modern Wedding has perfected the art of the list. Their Wedding Tools tab allows you to create your own online supplier short list, guest list, seating plan, to do list and budget. Your details are protected by signing up for a free online account and you can edit and save your progress as many times as you like without fear of misplacing random pieces of paper.
Winner: Best ‘Honeymoon Guide’ Award
Bride magazine’s Honeymoon page will almost have you wishing for an expedited ceremony so the two of you can board a plane and unwind, pronto! With fantastic articles on planning a destination wedding, to the top escapes both here and overseas, Bride has all bases covered. If you’re looking for an excuse to see more of the homeland, you don’t want to miss Bride’s Top 10 Australian Honeymoon Destinations.
Winner: Best ‘Who’s Who in the wedding industry’ Award
Taking note of the success of the Martha Stewart brand, Real Weddings founder, Kirsten MacKelden had a vision of creating the ‘Vogue of the bridal industry’. With more than ten years on newsagent shelves and online, Real Weddings now boasts relationships with some of the most reputable and in-demand suppliers in the business. Visit their Directory for a comprehensive list of suppliers who are dedicated to perfecting your day.
Winner: Best ‘I know exactly what I want’ Award
sophisticated sister to Modern Weddings magazine, Luxury Weddings’ title says it all. This publication is for the bride who wants the very best in opulence, extravagance and elegance. The annual print publication is dedicated to showcasing the country’s most exclusive suppliers. Consult The Little Gold Book for suppliers whose reputations hinge on delivering top shelf services to the discerning couple.
Winner: Best ‘DIY Wedding’ Award
Hooray magazine unashamedly celebrates the quirkier side of life and in doing so, they champion the art of ‘unentertaining’. That is, moving towards a more relaxed and personal wedding day made special by incorporating elements of do-it-yourself. Their easy-to-follow projects cover all things yummy, pretty and functional and will no doubt leave your guests marvelling at your creativity.
Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine
Winner: Best ‘Real Wedding’ Award
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and weddings are no different. Cosmopolitan Bride features dozens of real life couples who are happy to share details of their big day, so you too can piece together elements of your perfect wedding. Create a scrapbook of suppliers you like and be sure to take a look at the Luxe to Less pages where you can compare similar items at a price point that fits within your budget.
Winner: Best ‘Wedding Blogs’ Award
Think of The Knot as a marketplace. Busy, bustling and shouty- everywhich way you turn, someone or something is jostling for your attention. Cancel out the noise and head straight to the blog link where you’ll be spoiled by endless tips, tricks and knowledge you never knew you needed about the lead up to your big day. Indulge your inner voyeur by reading bride’s diaries, help your mother find the perfect outfit and gather insider info from seasoned wedding industry professionals.