BY TABATHA RENEGAR
If you’re reading this, you already know that Forsyth Woman magazine is a terrific source for insightful content, along with local event and business information, all with the mission of supporting women and families! Hopefully, you are also a fan of our sister magazines – Forsyth Family, Forsyth Community and Forsyth Woman Engaged.
Oh, what’s that? You just got engaged!? (or are helping someone who is?) Congratulations! Then you are off to a great start because next on your “to do” list is to pick up a copy of the Spring/Summer issue of Forsyth Woman Engaged.
You can’t miss it…. Our latest issue features a gorgeous cover photo that’s sure to catch your eye. As you begin to flip through it, you will catch a glimpse of some beautiful wedding celebrations, helpful articles and happy people. Maybe you will even recognize someone you know on pages 72-79! But we hope that you’ll really use Forsyth Woman Engaged– this issue and past issues – as a sort of portable planner that you carry with you throughout your planning process.
Step one: buy some multi-colored sticky notes and have them handy when you sit down with FWE. When you see something you like, whether it’s a full-page ad for wedding jewelry or a chair style in the background that you simply must have at your reception, marking it with a sticky note will ensure that you come back to it later and won’t have to flip through dozens of pages trying to remember where you saw it!
If you’re really organized, you could even color coordinate your stickies so that you know that the green tabs on Brookstown Inn, Medaloni Cellars, and The Barn at Reynolda Village are the venues you’ve narrowed your choices down to and the pink tabs on Christina’s Dessertery and the cupcakes on page 41 are the cake and dessert options you want to explore!
Of course our Advertisers are a terrific source for the services you will need but there are details in the articles and celebrations that can also be helpful to you. Look for Hannah and Travis’s wedding cake on page 77 – it’s displayed on an amazing floral swing! Perhaps Elizabeth on page 47 has the exact bridal bouquet you are hoping to find?! You might think you’ll remember that you LOVE these ideas in a few months when you start working on your décor plan and meeting floral designers but by then you will have seen so many ideas, they could get lost. Mark it now so you can come back to it later! Essentially, you can use FWE the same way you use Pinterest… and we know you do! Maybe you can even create a twin copy of FWE for your wedding planner with your favorite things highlighted or starred for him/her to research for you!
And feel free to rip us up! That’s right, we won’t mind if you tear some pages out of our newest issue or any past issues! If you are the bride or wedding planner who carries around the fat, 3-ringed binder with sections for the various elements of your event, then we have pocket fillers! Put the article about event furniture in your rentals section, the guide on alcohol quantities fits with your catering information and the ideas for your bridal shower is just plain fun to read with a concept or two that you might want to steal! Tape it to your dressing table mirror so you don’t forget to plan an unforgettable GNO!
We don’t mind! Whether it’s a rainbow of sticky notes, folded-in pages, hand written notes in Sharpie ink, we want Forsyth Woman Engaged to be much more than just a pretty magazine on your coffee table. We want it to be your partner in the exciting and busy months spent planning your wedding day!