The July/August 2016 issue is available on newsstands today and on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices.

LOOK GOOD IN EVERY PHOTO FOR £16 Our beauty director reveals the products that are better than any airbrush and will make you look gorgeous on your big day

KID-PROOF YOUR WEDDING These tried-and-tested expert tricks for troubleshooting will help you avoid any embarrassing tantrums

MODERN GOWNS FROM £750 Ten of 2016's freshest ballgowns and they all cost less than £1,500!

TRY SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT A spritz of tobacco maybe? Or leather, coffee, rhubarb or peppercorn? Brides are swapping out floral fragrances in favour of more unusual scents

DIY CAKE DECORATING Easy-peasy tricks, tips and techniques that will transform your wedding cake into a masterpiece - even if you're not so hot with a piping bag

THE PRETTY LIST Clever ways to style your big day, from ice-cream sandwiches and the wedding cake of your dreams to chandeliers with a difference

PLUS, win a trip-of-a-lifetime holiday to Hawaii worth £12,000, tickets to the UK's most luxurious bridal event, Brides the show, and £10,090 of other goodies for your big day!

On the cover: Photographer: Ed Miles. Fashion director: Bryony Toogood. Organza dress with crystals, £6,300, Lazaro at 1.5ct simulation diamond and white-gold earrings, £225, and 5.2ct simulation diamond and white-gold bracelet, £749, Bouquet (hellebores, ranunculus, hyacinths, jasmine and eucalyptus foliage), £90, Hair: Laurence Close at Carol Hayes Management using Schwarzkopf. Make-up: Salina Thind using Chanel Les Beiges Foundation and S 2016. Nails: Gintare Lisauskiene at Blossom & Jasmine using Morgan Taylor and Chanel. Model: Emma at Models 1. Photographer's assistant: Will Hartley. Digi op: Elodie Nizon. Fashion assistant: Lucinda Turner

Brides magazine July/August 2016 issue on sale now, priced £4.99