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Blogs and Opinion

VOWS magazine provides an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers, reps, media and consultants to present their opinions and industry insights within a Guest Column format in the print and digital edition.

To keep the conversation going, we also publish those columns on-line on this page.

To read At Issue blog posts by VOWS Editor in Chief Shannon Hurd, go here.

To read recent Outlook blog posts by Publisher Peter Grimes, go here.

To view and read recent Perspective Guest Columns, go here.

If you have an idea, opinion, or suggest you'd like to blog about on, please click here.

Wedding Prep Continues

A bride’s opinion is influenced by everything happening around her.

My Sister-in-Law, the Bride

An on-a-whim shopping trip leads to “Yes!”

Side Notes About Today's Bride

Statistics and numbers only tell part of the story.

FAQs and Other Things

Fun Projects on the horizon!


Me (second from R) at 16 ready for prom with Dave and friends.

Prom Memories

Excellent service never goes out of style.


Compensation Survey Notes

Statistics provide framework but consistent themes are most telling.

Confessions of a Rack Queen

After a lifetime of being labeled "not good enough" the body positivity movement feels like a breath of fresh air.

Rapid Response Program Debuts

Our mission: respond to any online story that misrepresents the industry

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