The very first issue of You & Your Wedding launched with a mission to inspire readers with new ideas and help with the practicalities of wedding planning. It came with a free Home Buying & Homemaker supplement and included features like ‘Sex in marriage’, which advised readers, “Don t bring your problems to bed – leave them in the kitchen”, and a gift list guide that included deep fat fryers and pressure cookers. The empire waist wedding dresses fashion pages were big on flounces andfrills, a receptions feature noted that, “,most people like to greet their guests with sherry”, and there was a guide to catering at your own wedding complete with recipes for asparagus squares (basically mashed up asparagus on bread). Vast forward 25 years and wedding trends have(thankfully) moved on. We’ve packed this special birthday issue with hundreds of fabulous ideas that are just rightfor now and, our gift to you, 25 offers and discounts – one for every year!
December 13th, 2011