Portsmouth, NH (PressExposure) November 07, 2006 -- Portsmouth, NH, November 7 â New Englandâs newly engaged couples finally have a source to answer the question, âwhere do I begin?â Gala Weddings Magazine, distributed bi-annually through New England jewelers and newsstands starting in December, lands in the hands of couples during the first phase of wedding planning, the purchase of the engagement ring. The resource helps them get started, featuring a complete guide to finding their reception site, often the first major decision.
Publisher Hawthorn Publications has secured exclusive partnerships with Longâs Jewelers, Lux Bond and Green, Three Golden Apples and DeScenza Diamonds, who will give Gala Weddings to engagement ring customers and inquiring couples, assuring access to the resource during the one phase that precedes venue selection. Couples may now sign up to receive a free copy of the first issue at http://www.Elegala.com, Hawthorn Publicationsâ national wedding planning resource. The Magazine is also sold at New England newsstands for $4.95
Gala Weddings assists the newly engaged with content related to the initial stages of wedding planning: budgeting, building a timeline, choosing a wedding style and selecting the reception site. âA bride-to-be 16 months from her wedding day hasnât much use for up-do ideas just yet,â says Cori Russell, editor-in-chief. âPlanning a wedding is overwhelming, and a newly engaged woman needs practical advice to help her make the first major decisions,â she continues. âAbove all else, Gala Weddings helps New England brides find and book their ideal reception site, which is the defining decision in planning a wedding.â
The magazineâs venue guide features a style comparison chart, site selection advice, and an editorial and pictorial directory of New Englandâs top wedding facilities sorted by state.
âBrides are often paralyzed by uncertainty while making the first major planning decisions,â Cori Russell continues. A survey on OneWed.com reports that recent brides list booking the venue as their number one wedding related stressor (1). The Wedding Report, an online market research study of weddings and marriage, estimates about 88,500 weddings will take place in New England this year (2). Now the regionâs newly-engaged have a resource that speaks to them and answers their wedding planning needs.
(1) Survey Conducted in February 2006, sampling 2000 people - says: âthe venue hire [is] the most stressful elementâ [http://www.onewedding.co.uk/wedding-survey].
(2) Data updated 7/31/2006 - [http://www.theweddingreport.com/wmdb/index.cfm?action=db.textviewstate]