Brides (magazine)

Brides is an American bimonthly magazine published by Condé Nast, who purchased the title in 1959. As with many similar bridal magazines, it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be, with many photographs and articles on wedding dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons. It was the sister publication of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride magazines, until the demise of those titles in October 2009.[3] Then, the frequency of Brides changed to monthly.[4] The magazine was published monthly until 2013 when the frequency was switched to bimonthly.[4]

March 2009 cover of Brides
EditorKeija Minor [1]
Total circulation
Year founded1934-2019 (print)

A spinoff, Brides Local magazines, began publishing in 2006; these local companion magazines were published and sold in 16 regional areas of the United States. The local magazines were shuttered in 2011.[5] In May 2019 the magazine was sold to Dotdash, part of Barry Diller’s IAC Corp, which ceased publication of the print version and began to focus on digital platforms.[6]

Topics covered

Brides magazine contains many topics that are of interest to brides and their bridal party. The magazine contains information on bridal party dresses, bouquets, wedding paperwork, engagement rings, alterations, fitness, budgeting, shoes, cosmetics, hairstyles, fashion accessories, and fashions.


In recent years, Brides magazine embraced the usage of new technology, including a website, apps for both iPad and iPhone, Twitter, Facebook, an Internet forum, online shopping, and email that allows easy access for online communication. The website features articles not published in the printed magazine, as well as interactive features.


  1. "Condé Nast appoints its first black editor-in-chief". Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  2. "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report - 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  3. Vanacore, Andrew (5 October 2009). "Ad slump leads Gourmet, 3 other magazines to close". AP.
  4. Nat Ives (2 August 2012). "Conde Nast Cuts Brides Magazine Back to Every Other Month". AdWeek. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  6. Jerde|May 15, Sara; Jerde (15 May 2019). "New Owner of Brides Magazine Will Cease Printing". Ad Week. Retrieved 2019-08-19.

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