I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Real Simple Weddings 2009 Magazine last month. I heard nothing but raves about the 2008 copy (though I resisted buying it when it finally showed up in Borders!)
The magazine is set out clearly and with limited advertising (It’s sponsored by Crate & Barrel so the advertising that appears is soley for them). Divided into three sections “Your Plan”, “Your Ceremony” and “Your Reception” each section has numbered questions and tips with simple, straight to the point advice to help you plan your wedding.
There are real weddings dotted throughout the magazine (I love Romance By The Book a book themed wedding) and beautiful images of bouquets, dresses, invitations and cakes to whet your appetite.
The magazine covers typical questions you might ask your vendors, a time line, registry suggestions, tips on attire, seasonal colour palettes, seasonal flower girl (only relevant to the Northern Hemisphere) and even how to set the scene.
With the elegant Real Simple layout we have come to know and love, the Real Simple Weddings 2009 is a great magazine to pick up if you or your friends are newly engaged.
Real Simple Weddings is available at Crate and Barrel (and probably eventually in Australia at Borders like the premiere issue!)
Last year I wrote about the handmade, personalised guest books from Beckoning Designs. Using beautiful papers, the guest books are handmade for each customer.
Today we’re giving one away! The lucky winner will win a Beckoning Designs guest book of their choice with a two line personalised inscription on the cover. The prize is valued at $92 and open to Australian residents only.
Visit the Beckoning Designs website and check out the guestbooks. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite design and what message you would have left in the guest book if you were a guest at Fawlty Towers
Competition will close Friday, 27th of February at 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.