It’s my favourite time of the month because the brand new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is now on sale! Hop, skip and jump your way down to your nearest WHSmiths, Sainsbury’s or cool ass independent newsie and pick this baby up! And if you can’t find a local stockist, fret not baby doll because you can still order one directly from us with FREE UK SHIPPING. We’re getting close to selling out of our stock of this issue already (what WHAT!?) so if you do wanna have one delivered to your door grab it TODAY.
Rock n Roll Bride magazine was launched in print in January of 2015. In a time when print was ‘dying’ and other magazines were going digital-only, we did the opposite. We’d been a blog for nearly a decade but I was ready for a new challenge, and with everything in my life it would seem, I wanted to buck the trend.
28 issues on and we’re still going from strength to strength, but today’s announcement may just be the biggest we’ve ever made (so far!) I am SO FREAKIN’ OVERJOYED to tell you that Rock n Roll Bride magazine is expanding. From the next issue onwards we are going to be sold in stores in America, Canada AND Australia!!!
THAT’s RIGHT, you’ll now be able to find the magazine in Barnes and Noble in the US, Indigo Bookstores in Canada and select independent book shops and newsagents in the US, Canada and Australia. I know, I know, there are NO WORDS to express just how exciting this is!
One of the things I get asked lots is if we’d ever expand and start selling the magazine overseas (especially in the US) which always made me laugh a little bit because we feature content from all over the world and we ship worldwide, but still, even in 2019, there is a demand to have print products available to purchase in physical stores (plus those international shipping rates can be rough). However even in the UK, where we ship for free, around half of our readers still go out every other month and pick up their copy in a shop rather than ordering it online. I guess there’s still something so satisfying and cool about finding the magazine you want in a store, picking it up and paying for it in person. Wild, huh?
This issue will be in UK stores from September 5th. It’ll appear on US newsstands from October 10th, in Canada from October 20th and Australia from November 19th!
If you are based in these countries and have a subscription or would prefer to order via our website, you still can. Also, if you order during the pre-sale or first few weeks of each issue going on sale, you’ll probably receive your copy before you’ll be able to find it in a shop (the nature of distributing overseas means the availability will be behind the UK release dates. They gotta travel over in a huge container ship!) But nonetheless this is a pivotal moment for Rock n Roll Bride and I COULD NOT BE MORE ECSTATIC ABOUT IT.
OK, OK enough confetti canons, here’s a little cheeky peek at what you’ll find inside this brand new issue. As always you’ll find over 100 pages of real wedding and style inspiration…
This is your bi-monthly reminder that the new issue of the best wedding magazine on the planet, and the only one you should be buying if you want to plan a wedding that TRULY reflects you and all your weird and wonderfulness, is on sale now!
Jog down to your nearest WhSmiths, Sainsburys or local stockist, or save the faff and subscribe below. It’ll get delivered to your door is shiny pink packaging and UK delivery is bloomin’ FREE.
Do you know what the hardest part of producing a magazine is? It’s not writing the content, doing the editorial shoot, finding the weddings to feature or even dealing with the print and distribution… It’s the covers! Covers are SO HARD because there are so many elements that need to come together exactly right in order for it to work. Plus, there are differing opinions and favourite images and let’s face it, when it comes to the magazine being on the newsstands the cover is literally what will or won’t make a browsing shopper stop and pick it up. They say don’t judge a book by its cover… Well people definitely DO judge a magazine by its cover!
The reason I’m sharing this with you is because I feel that this issue’s cover is quite different to any of the others we’ve had recently and we’ve taken a bit of a risk. It’s not a massively bridal image (but hell yeah to brides in gold jumpsuits and glasses please!) and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an orange wedding magazine cover before – BUT I LOVE IT.
It’s certainly different, it’s certainly fierce and it’s certainly going to stand out on the shelves next to all the white-on-white trad bridal mags. Only time will tell whether it will positively or negatively effect sales because it’s such a departure from what people might expect from a wedding magazine but I’m excited to take the risk! After all, if you keep doing the same as everyone else, you end up being like everyone else and, as we all know, Rock n Roll Bride ain’t about that!
No matter where we grew up, what our sexual orientation is or how we self-identify, love is the thing that keeps the world turning. You may think I’m being cheesy but if you think about it hard enough, is there anything else that motivates you more than love?
When I sat down to plan this issue I wanted that to be the core message throughout – that no matter what, love is the most important thing. Forget the wedding planning stress, forget the bloody table plan, forget trying to keep everyone else happy – instead, focus on the reason why you’re getting married in the first place – BECAUSE LOVE – and you won’t go far wrong.
The content inside this issue is beaming out of my heart towards yours, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did putting it together. Inside you’ll find over 100 pages of brand new weddings, as well as articles and inspiration to help you plan your day in your own unique way.