A letter from the editor

This story first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Columbus Weddings, published June 2019.

This year, Columbus Weddings had the distinct honor of being named a finalist for best weddings ancillary publication by the City and Regional Magazine Association. Art director Alyse Pasternak (formerly Alyse Kordenbrock; kudos to her and new husband, Andrew, who wed last October) and I flew to Minneapolis for a weekend of mingling with and learning from fellow CRMA members.

We didn’t take home the gold—it went to the very deserving Washingtonian Bride & Groom—but it would be an understatement to say that Alyse and I were flattered by the nomination. It was inspiring to learn about the excellent work our colleagues across the country are creating, both in the wedding industry and in the wider world of journalism. We returned from Minneapolis in May with renewed vigor and enthusiasm for our jobs.

It’s lucky we did. No sooner were we back in Columbus than we both found ourselves up to our necks in copy and design for the issue that you hold in your hands. Every issue is special to us, but I think this one reflects much of the inspiration we found during the CRMA awards weekend. It may come as no surprise, then, to read that there are some changes coming to future issues of Columbus Weddings. I can’t reveal anything yet, but I can say what won’t change: the quality and quantity of information about getting married right here in Central Ohio—something for which this magazine has become known.

If you want to share your opinions on Columbus Weddings—and we really hope you do!—you can take our reader survey at cbuswedmag.com/Survey. We’ll use that feedback, among other resources, to help guide the next phase of the magazine.

There is one announcement I can make now, however: We’re re-launching our newsletter this summer, making it bigger and better than ever. We’re calling it The Countdown Club, and I hope you’ll rely on it to plan your big day. Joining The Countdown Club will give you exclusive access to planning tools, vendor Q&As, members-only content and more—including a free copy of Columbus Weddings mailed right to your door every six months between the day you sign up and your wedding day. Join now at cbuswedmag.com/Countdown.

Happy planning!