InStyle Weddings, the number one wedding magazine, is closing. The last issue comes out Christmas Day. The magazine focuses on the details of celebrity weddings. Its readers love to see what flowers their favorite star chose or what her dress looked like. With the changing bridal market, people can now get these tips and ideas from famous as well as regular weddings on the Internet through blogs. Once again, people don’t feel the need to have one expert source. They are becoming or finding their own experts!
The New York Times called it the curse of the InStyle Wedding when featured stars’ weddings or engagements were later called off. The same fear I felt when Gourmet, the number one food magazine, shut down is coming back. How can these magazines that are supposedly number one just die? It doesn’t seem right. I know we’ve asked this before, but is there any hope for print?