Can a girl have too many bridal magazines? If you've seen one are all the rest just the same? If you've already chosen your wedding outfit (like me!) is it still worth buying more magazines??
Well here's my reviw/preview of the latest Asiana Wedding magazine, so you can decide if it's worth it for you!
"Majestic. The return of regal glamour" is the tagline for this issue of Asiana Wedding, and you can see for yourself it's a very regal old-style kinda of look. The heavily embroidered outfit is from Bombay Trendz and that overpowering triple-layer necklace is from Mona Vora.
If the front cover makes you think that the whole magazine in going to be full of traditional outfits and styling like this then think again! There's plenty of features inside for modern/contempory wedding styling.
I'd imagine the articles in this magazine aren't the main selling point for most people - it's the pictures! I'll get to those later, but first every magazine needs some substance and the actual articles/advice start on page 112 of this issue.
Mr.Sanjay Anand, the director of events management company Madhu's, starts things off with his usual Q+A. I couldn't help but chuckle at the first question sent in - "I've saved myself for the man I'm going to marry and I don't want him to think I'm a slutty girl on the big night". Laughs aside, there were questions about beach weddings in the uk, combined stag and hen nights, and what to do if you've read negative comments online about the make-up artist you've booked.
There's also a financial Q+A which, in the current credit-crunch climate are a useful addition.
Then there's the real-life weddings. If I'm being completely honest these are starting to bore me a little bit now, none of the weddings seem very original...well apart from "celebrity" wedding. It's not really a celebrity as such (I've never heard of either of these people) but the son of some big jewellery dynasty getting married to his sweetheart made for a big lavish 4-page spread in the magazine. (They had 4000 guests in case you're interested!)
Other articles that stuck out were the "how to choose your caterer", a gift wishlist and a review of Thailand for a honeymoon destination.
Aside from all the beautifully shot clothes ads, there's an article on hats. Yep you read correctly HATS. I love a good hair accessory, not sure I'd go as far as wearing a hat, It's a very modern look which would probably be best suited to a registration rather than a wedding day, but Asiana have shown they've got their finger on the pulse and even categorized what type of hat would suit your face shape.
Beauty-wise there's an article on "overnight beautifiers", products which work while you're asleep! There's also features on make-up artists Jawaad Ashraf and Joshiv Beauty.
I think I've spelled out that there's LOTS of clothes in this magazine, and there's just so much variety. From modern suits to traditional outfits, registry outfits, partywear. No prices on the outfits, which makes you assume they're all totally expensive, but here's a tip for you - if there's an email address in the contact details on the store, drop them an email and ask the price. I emailed the boutique Maaha and got a reply the next day.
I'd say this issue of Asiana Wedding was worth buying. With a lot of other bridal magazines, by the time they get to their 14th issue you start to see the same articles/advice coming back again and again. Of course their going to repeat themselves, cause each year there's a new set of brides who need the same advice, but I think Asiana Wedding manage to keep it fresh and don't repeat themselves too much :)