Clearly, weddings changed a lot over the course of the twentieth century. But you don't realize just how much until you crack open a time capsule like the summer 1952 edition of Modern Bride, billed as "A Complete Guide for the Bride-To-Be."
Buckingham Palace has asked members of Europe's royal families to keep April 29 free by sending save-the-date cards via fax, which they explain is the most "efficient" method. Next they'll have the carrier pigeons send out handwritten, gold-embossed invitations, post-haste!
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.
Since becoming a bride-to-be, I've been plunged into the wild, woolly, odd and anxiety-producing world of the Wedding Magazine. This past week, I've "read" and digested the latest offerings... so you don't have to.