Over the past few weeks, many of the industry’s top wedding blogs announced promises to focus on diversity and inclusion on their platforms. Sources like Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and Harper’s Bazaar have committed to showing more diversity when it comes to the weddings they accept for publication and have also committed to having much more diverse “Best of” lists. Harper’s Bazaar will now release three lists each year that name the best planners, designers, and photographers and videographers in the world; and instead of releasing a new list altogether, Harper’s released an update of their recently published 2020 Best Planners in the World.
Carrie Goldberg, the travel and weddings editor of Harper’s Bazaar digital magazine, stated that the reasoning for the update is to provide vendors and clients with a more diverse and complete representation of our wedding industry. At the start of the list, there is an editor’s note that states:
“This story has been updated to reflect Bazaar Bride’s commitment, now and moving forward, to inclusivity. We look forward to continuing to present the industry’s best – from seasoned experts to the new and noteworthy.”