Belles and beaus, I couldn’t be more excited to type this post! Someone start the drumroll! Break out your best boots and slice the red velvet! Get up from your desk and get ready to tear up the pea patch!
WE JUST SENT V4 TO THE PRINTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my stars, it’s so beautiful and BIG and full of all sorts of surprises! V4 is over 100 pages fatter than our last gorgeous issue. I keep joking that V4 is pregnant too, but really…. I think it is. We’re talking over a half an inch thick, friends. It’s so fat, we’ll only be able to send one copy per envelope this time! I think this officially takes us from the best “stocking stuffer” to the best full-on Christmas gift for your favorite person under the tree this year!
Emily, Sierra, Marissa, Nicole, Whitney and I have been hard at work here in the SW office over the last two weeks putting all the finishing touches on this issue. It’s been a very exciting adventure! But, even though we’re excited, the work isn’t over yet. A little behind-the-scenes info for you…
Right now, we’re uploading the final files to the printer. They get the files and make “color proofs” from them, which are giant sheets with several pages printed on each (about 16). They’ll mail us these giant sheets likely on Friday, and then we get to the hard work of proofing them. This means we check everything with a fine tooth comb to be sure all the color is perfect and everything is just right. Even the tiniest change means we need to see another color proof, so the pressure is on! Once we finally approve all the files, we send them off to print, likely late next week. Printing takes about two weeks, shipping takes two weeks to go to warehouses all over the country and then to your local bookstores and then, voila! V4 launches on October 25! …just days before I have my first baby : ) Such an exciting time here!
We are so thrilled to share all the goodness with you in a few short weeks when Southern Weddings V4 hits newsstands nationwide. Be sure to pre-order your copy so you get all the goodness right to your doorstep.
GIVEAWAY: And to celebrate, I’m very excited to giveaway the first copy of V4 that comes hot-off-the-press to one very lucky reader (I’m already jealous of you!). Just leave a comment here with your excitement and you’ll be entered to win. YEEEHAW!!! Time to celebrate, y’all!