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UK Wedding Magazines: The Review: Cheshire Bride

I included a couple of regional wedding magazines in my review of the best UK wedding magazines. I appreciate you won’t all be familiar with Cheshire Bride, but most counties have their own publications so this represents them.

Cheshire Bride magazine: a review

Issue compared: 2011 edition
Cover price: £4.50

  • 292 pages
  • 77 pages of real weddings
  • 9 pages of advice and feature articles
  • 7 other non-selling pages (contents etc)
  • 4 pages of product ideas
  • 195 pages of advertisements
  • 67% of the magazine pages are ads

Cheshire Bride magazine

I have to give this regional wedding magazine credit for having so many real weddings: with 77 pages of them this is pretty impressive. It works out at a quarter of the entire magazine pages – the others only have around 10%.

I found it really hard to pick out advertorial in Cheshire Bride magazine – there are a lot of ads and many of these contain advice within the advertisement itself. This isn’t a criticism: the adverts offer useful advice and information!

There aren’t many articles here to discuss though, as the ad count is so high. There’s a royal wedding feature where they suggest dresses for Kate, and I smiled to see Ian Stuart’s black Britannica in there! Having said that, the article’s written with the readers in mind – would Kate Middleton really have chosen anything other than a completely bespoke wedding gown?

Cheshire Bride is basically two things: advertisements from local suppliers and real weddings. As an annual wedding magazine it’s a good reference to have around – but other than the real weddings and to find local suppliers it’s not one to turn to for advice.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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  • Agreed. When we were in the wonderful planning stages of our wedding we were given a Cheshire Bride mag at a wedding show. It pretty much lived in our living toom next to our laptop as it was a great source of information on all things local. We would see what photos caught our eye in the magazine and then google to companies we liked to find out more. I also loved the Real Weddings as I took a few inspirational ideas from then which really helped me be creative. However, for beautiful images, stunning dresses and just all round wedding gorgeous-ness..I was a Brides or YAYW girl at heart 🙂

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