A letter from the editor

This story first appeared in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Columbus Weddings, published December 2018.

Every six months, as we reach the end of another production cycle for the magazine, I find myself having flashbacks to planning my own wedding in 2015. There are a lot of similarities: waking up in a panic at 3 a.m. because I’ve forgotten something, coming up with backup plans on the spot and the seemingly endless to-do list.

The similarities between this magazine’s deadline and my wedding day aren’t all negative. I also get to relive the rush when months of planning come to fruition and the joy of seeing something I love—whether that’s my relationship or this magazine—thrive. Yes, the process is stressful, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.

Maybe that’s why I find myself drawn to others’ weddings. I can often be found around the office, gossiping with engaged coworkers about which vendors they’re considering for their own celebrations. The same goes for my friend group—I can’t count the number of times I’ve been called on by apologetic friends looking to tap into my knowledge base. Those apologies really aren’t necessary, though. If you’re engaged and agonizing over font options or chair sash colors, I’m your girl.

The minutiae of wedding planning aren’t for everyone, though, which is why we work hard to include both the big picture and the small details in each issue of Columbus Weddings. From current bridal hairstyles to tips for finding the perfect photographer, we aim to be the only resource you need for getting married in Central Ohio.

We also had the opportunity to chat with Monte Durham, co-star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and celebrity guest at the Columbus Weddings Show in January, about trends to look forward to in 2019. He has much to say; you can find some of his advice and details about the Show on Page 160 of the issue.

And of course, it wouldn’t be Columbus Weddings without some of our regular resources. We’ve revamped our planning checklist (Page 15 of the magazine) to be more detailed than ever; our fashion feature is full of fabulous frocks; and our Reception Guide has more venues than ever before. We hope that with so many tools at your disposal, planning stress will be the stuff of nightmares, not reality.

Happy planning!

Emma Frankart Henterly, Editor