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Another wedding magazine bites the dust

November 30, 2009 | 12:16 pm

Woipqi7pw4glioqgAs a magazine junkie, I remember the thrill of hitting up the newsstand after I got engaged -- with the intention of buying and poring through every wedding magazine on the rack.

But since the downsizing of the mainstream media, which kicked into high gear in 2008, future brides have far fewer wedding titles to gobble up.

It was just announced that InStyle Weddings, owned by Time Inc., will stop publishing after its next issue -- which hits stands Dec. 25. This, after Condé Nast Publications shuttered Elegant Bride and Modern Bride earlier this year.

As print bridal publications decline, online bridal sites like Condé Nast's and seem to be going strong.

But giddy gals with shiny new diamonds have long used the lush photos of weddings, dresses and cakes in bridal magazines as a jumping-off point for their big day. Does printing out a picture of a cake on a website inspire the same measure of excitement as ripping out an image from a beautiful glossy mag like Martha Stewart Weddings?

Let us know your thoughts, brides-to-be. Where are you getting your ideas for your big day?

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo: InStyle Weddings cover courtesy of Time Inc.