True story: Once upon a time, long long ago, I worked at Modern Bride. Today's news that the magazine — along with Elegant Bride — will cease to exist is pretty sad, but presents an excellent opportunity: Dishing dirt.

There must be amazing stories about offices full of ridiculously priced gowns; mysteriously "missing" Waterford crystal vases; hilariously awful reader letters; Vegas photo shoots gone awry and cake ideas no one would ever really dare to serve guests. Former staffers: Time to fess up! Email me at with your tales. I'll keep you anonymous, and you can finally get that story about the "misplaced" engagement ring off your chest.


Note: If your story is particularly juicy, we're open to publishing it as freelance contribution — and will offer a fee.