Five new magazines have been added to our Wedding Neighborhood collection. The copies that are kept in the binders are the current editions. Once another issue of each title comes in to the library, the past copies are kept in acrylic cases in the Wedding Neighborhood. These are available for checkout and can be enjoyed at your leisure for seven days.
If you are a DIYB (Do-It-Yourself Bride) type, then here’s the perfect magazine for you. The first issue of Flea Market Style Weddings is right here in our library! Editor in Chief Ki Nassauer states: “You have found the premier source for planning the vintage-style wedding of your dreams. We have spent the last few months drooling over vintage-inspired wedding gowns, obsessing over antique cake toppers, and sighing over all the fabulous ‘something old’ items that new brides have added to their big days. We hope you are likewise inspired.” This magazine features LOTS of DIY projects and many helpful secrets to use as you shop at flea markets. These projects really look like fun! Here are a few to whet your appetite.
1. Give your guests vintage keys to use as bubble wands at the wedding reception. Then they can keep the keys as a wedding souvenir!
2. Decorative, vintage-inspired cake pedestals will beautifully display reception desserts.
3. Antique sterling silver napkin rings with etchings and monograms become a holder for a clutch bouquet of flowers.
Another great addition to our wedding magazines is Real Simple Weddings by the editors of Real Simple magazine. This magazine features helpful information on food, flowers, the dress, the ceremony and all other important wedding topics. An especially helpful section features a two-page spread on flowers for your wedding. Each type of flower that was pictured showed its preferred season, the colors it was available in, and good tips to know about that flower. In another section there was a wedding color palette shown with a featured color and two other complimentary colors to use for dresses, flowers, tablecloths, decorations, etc. If you have a color of choice, this provided ideas to enhance it. And if you didn’t have a specific color decision made, this offered many options.
A couple of local magazines that would be helpful to brides are The Knot for Missouri and Kansas and KC Weddings. These magazines display advertisements for regional venues, photographers, florists, bakers, and lots of other necessary vendors. Pictures of actual local weddings are fun to view along with ideas and inspiration to use in planning for your own special day. Eighteen Midwest weddings are featured with lots of details in the current issue. One wedding was billed as The Age of Opulence – a Great Gatsby inspired event – and showcased lovely clothing and decorations from the 1920s. How fun!
For those who want to get away to another location for their wedding, we also have Destination I Do magazine. Where do you want to say “I Do”? The Caribbean, the Outer Banks, Fiji, Colorado Springs, Malibu, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego or points beyond? This magazine is full of LOTS of photos posing the perfect wedding getaway spot for you! Contact information is also included so you can start the planning now. This is a fabulous magazine to enjoy as you dream and scheme for the perfect destination to begin your new life.
An extra special new addition to the digital branch of the library is the addition of several magazines you can read on your computer or other electronic device through Zinio. We have available to you online –
1.Town & Country Weddings
2. Martha Stewart Weddings
3.Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
So, are you ready to enjoy some magazines for FREE with your library card? Stroll on down the aisle to the Wedding Neighborhood in the west wing of your library or online. Bring your coffee, pull up a chair and read to your heart’s content. You’ll be glad you did!