Photo by David Bastianoni; Wedding dress by Dior
Happy 2019, brides-to-be! We're celebrating the new, fabulously fresh year by looking back on our favorite weddings of the past 12 months and planning for the ones in the coming year-like yours! Our newest issue, Brides February/March 2019, is hitting newsstands today, and these pages are packed with beautiful inspiration from the most memorable weddings of year, such as the gorgeous Italian nuptials of our cover girl, Chiara Ferragni, plus everything you need to know to start planning your own big day.
Got engaged over the holidays? Congratulations! And we've got your back. Get inspired by our favorite weddings of the past year, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fairy-tale affair, Gwyneth Paltrow's cool Hamptons bash, and fashion entrepreneur and influencer Ferragni's epic destination wedding that was full of lush florals and stunning fashion moments. In this issue, we're giving you the lowdown on how to steal some of the unforgettable details of these infamous nuptials and replicate them for your own special day.
But first things first: Before you get into the nitty gritty, don't forget to start figuring out your budget, brides. In our Zero-Drama Guide to Money, we're dishing on the ins and outs of planning the priciest party of your life. From the delicate art of vendor negotiations to how to approach #awkward financial conversations, and what's worth the DIY you'll find it all in our Brides February/March 2019 issue.
If you're newly engaged, we bet your mind is also already on what gorgeous gown you'll wear down the aisle. Well, your prowl for your dream dress starts here. We've been on the case, happily traipsing to tons of shows during Bridal Fashion Week to bring you all the cool new trends and treasures to get your started on your wedding dress search. (You're welcome.)
Another major wedding to-do for newly minted brides? Choosing a wedding planner who truly gets you, your fiancГ©, and your vision for the big day. Luckily, we've created a master list of the 83 most talented full-service wedding planners and designers in America from coast to coast. These are the people we follow on social media and feature again and again in Brides, so they're pretty much guaranteed to help make all your wedding dreams come true.
Cheers to wedding planning in the New Year!
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