I’m in full Christmas order mode in my studio but of course I have time for Wedding Wednesday! If you’ve enjoyed poring over beautiful bridal mags you’re going to love my interviewee today – Cassie Pryce from Wedding magazine. I’m so pleased we can have this insight into the world of bridal magazines so I’ll stop waffling and give way to Cassie!
Hi Cassie, tell us a little bit about yourself…
Hello! My name is Cassie and I’m the lifestyle editor of Wedding magazine. I’m always hunting for exciting new wedding ideas and it’s certainly become more of a hobby than just a job!
Tell us about Wedding magazine, what does it do for people planning a wedding?
Wedding magazine is a bi-monthly publication sold all over the UK which provides brides-to-be with on-trend ideas and inspiration for their big day. It combines everything from fashion and beauty to reception ideas including cakes, favours, flowers, stationery, decorations and so on! There’s something special about flicking through a good old-fashioned magazine – and what better time to treat yourself than when you’re super stressed wedding planning! We have an extensive list of trusted suppliers and venues so you have a database of contacts at your fingertips. We also publish Wedding Flowers magazine which comes out alternating months to Wedding. This is the only wedding flowers magazine in the country and so is the perfect buy for when you come to choosing your big-day blooms! We have loads of inspirational images of bouquets, table centre ideas and so on, as well as a very handy flower calender to tell you what’s in season.
Why did you want to work on Wedding and how did you join the magazine? Have you worked in other areas of the wedding industry?
This is actually my first job out of university so I really didn’t know a lot coming into the wedding industry! I was lucky enough to land the job of lifestyle assistant last year and then recently have been promoted to lifestyle editor, which still feels like a little dream come true! It’s such a lovely industry and I really hope I can continue my career with all the amazing people I’ve met along the way.
How do you want people to feel when they read the magazine?
Wedding is very much aimed at providing brides-to-be with ideas and inspiration that we would all want to read ourselves. We want brides to feel excited and bursting with their own ideas as they flick through the pages! We try our best to make sure we include loads of different styles and concepts so that every reader can find something that will work for them.
There are so many gorgeous things in the magazine, how do you find them all?!
At the magazine, we’re lucky enough to be contacted by lots and lots of small businesses which helps us give our readers such a range of featured products. We love hunting out different companies which can offer brides something alternative, but at the same time making sure people know they can get a lot of things from the usual high street stores.
What do you love about working in the wedding industry?
Cake samples! That is definitely a big perk of the job! The people who I’ve been lucky enough to work with have all been so, so lovely too – it genuinely feels like a very positive industry to work in. I’d say the only negative thing is that when it comes to my own wedding I’m going to have way too many ideas buzzing around my head!
What have you noticed at weddings you’ve attended that you thought was a great idea?
A lovely idea that I saw recently was a confetti piñata. The couple had it as an evening reception game and it was brilliant fun for the kids (and adults!). A very simple idea to DIY or buy online if you’re not the crafty type.
What advice would you give to a couple planning their wedding day?
I’d definitely remind couples that it’s SO easy to get caught up and carried away with the whole thing, but at the end of day, it’s about YOU as a couple. Don’t panic if the cake is slightly the wrong shade of pink or the buttonhole doesn’t match the bouquet – chances are, no-one else will notice at all! Just make sure you enjoy the day itself.
Where do you turn to for inspiration and to keep up with what’s going on in the wedding world?
I must admit, I’m a big fan of pinterest. I think it’s a fantastic resource for finding new and different ideas. I also love flicking through interiors and fashion magazines, as these trends tends to be reflected in wedding styles too.
Thank you so much for the lovely chat, Cassie, so great to get a peek inside your wedding world! You can find Wedding magazine on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Cassie is also on twitter, as herself!